Get ready to take a trip to Misfit City.
A new comic series is on the way from writers Kurt Lustgarten and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, the latter of whom also wrote Legally Blonde and 10 Things I Hate About You, and artist Naomi Franquiz.
Misfit City will follow Wilder, a young girl who lives in Cannon Cove, a town where a cult kids’ adventure movie was once shot in the ’80s. However, when she and her pals come across an old treasure map drawn by Black Mary, an infamous pirate, they find themselves in the midst of a real adventure.
“Much like our heroines, I grew up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, yearning to have a life-changing experience,” said Smith in a statement. “We’re telling the treasure hunting story through a unique female lens… Girls need their version of The Goonies—and with Misfit City, we’re giving that to them.”
Lustgarten shares Smith’s sentiments: “Everyone wishes their town harbored a deep dark secret, and for the girls of Cannon Cove it does. We wanted to evoke the feel of every great 1980s kids classic adventure movie with a riot grrl twist.”
Adds Franquiz, “I mostly look forward to drawing a diverse and body-positive cast of characters that I hope young readers can really see themselves in. Plus, all faces of the cutest dog ever, Pippin!”
Misfit City is set to be released May 2017. You can get a look at the first issue’s covers, below: