Hot on the heels of upgrading Sam Humphries and Caitlin Rose Boyle’s manic Jonesy from a limited series to a heart-eyed ongoing, BOOM! Box has announced exclusively to Paste that Hope Larson and Brittney Williams’ detective Goldie Vance will continue sleuthing past her initially announced four-issue run.
Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at Crossed Palms, a Florida resort managed by her single father, down the street from the club where her mother works as a live mermaid. Crossed Palms already boasts a live-in detective named Charles, but when he’s unable to crack a complicated case, he agrees to mentor amateur private eye Goldie in exchange for her ragtag assortment of skills and connections.
Writer Hope Larson, who’s also preparing to take the reins of DC’s Batgirl, had this to say about the series’ expansion: “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to write more of Goldie’s adventures. In the first arc, Brittney and I established the world of Crossed Palms, and we’re planning to go bigger and bolder with the second.”
To celebrate Goldie Vance’s warm reception, BOOM! Box provided Paste with an exclusive comic written by Lumberjanes co-creator Shannon Watters and drawn by current LJ co-writer Kat Leyh. Goldie now joins the ranks of Esther from Giant Days, the titular Jonesy and April from Lumberjanes among the stable of critically acclaimed BOOM! Box stars.
Written by Shannon Watters, Art by Kat Leyh (BOOM! Box)