Teenage gumshoe Goldie Vance investigates some “Larceny in La La Land” in a new graphic novel from BOOM! Studios

Teenage gumshoe Goldie Vance investigates some “Larceny in La La Land” in a new graphic novel from BOOM! Studios

Super-sleuth Goldie Vance and her two best buds head to sunny California for some glitz and glamour… and wind up knee-deep in a good old fashioned mystery.

Such is the plot of the delightfully-named Goldie Vance: Larceny in La La Land, an original graphic novel from BOOM! Studios due next year. We love us some fun all-ages books around here, and this looks to be right up our alley, so check out the details below.

Per BOOM!:

Visit the Golden State in GOLDIE VANCE: LARCENY IN LA LA LAND From BOOM! Studios 

Discover the Glitz and Glamour of Hollywood with Everyone’s Favorite Detective in a Brand New Mystery

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 27, 2019) –  BOOM! Studios today announced a brand new original graphic novel based in the world of the highly acclaimed series Goldie Vance from writer Jackie Ball (Welcome to Wanderland) and artist Mollie Rose (Steven Universe: Harmony), GOLDIE VANCE: LARCENY IN LA LA LAND, featuring the return of everyone’s favorite young detective in a brand new mystery with all the glitz, glamor, and giant secrets you’d expect from a Goldie Vancemystery, available in stores July 2020.

CALIFORNIA, HERE WE COME! Teen sleuth Goldie, and her friends Diane and Cheryl, fly to sunny Los Angeles for the trip of a lifetime! While Cheryl pursues her space dreams at JPL, and Diane continues her work as a remote scout for a music label, Goldie spends her days getting lost in the haze of old Hollywood, and becoming friends with a silent film star whose golden days are long behind her. But when her new friend is framed for stealing, Goldie must dive deep into the secret history of Tinsel Town to get to the bottom of it all! 

GOLDIE VANCE: LARCENY IN LA LA LAND features a cover with art by fan favorite artist Brittney Williams (Legend of Korra).

Jackie Ball is the creator of the original comic book series Welcome to Wanderland and current writer for the acclaimed series Goldie Vance from BOOM! Studios. She is also a creative director for theme parks, with clients including Universal Studios, Nickelodeon, Disney, and Warner Bros.

“It was so much fun to send Goldie and her pals ‘on location’ to Los Angeles and old school Hollywood. The time period Goldie lived in was such a visually exciting time in LA, I couldn’t resist bringing her out to solve some Hollywood crimes,” said writer, Jackie Ball. “I’m so pumped to be playing in Goldie’s world again, and I love love love this book!”

Mollie Rose is a comic artist and illustrator living in Tucson, AZ. She previously worked with Boom! Studios as an interior artist on Steven Universe: Harmony, Fusion Frenzy, and Welcome to Wanderland. She enjoys reading comics as much as she enjoys making them and is excited to contribute to a medium that is constantly expanding and breaking barriers.

“I'm new to the world of Goldie Vance, but I was immediately charmed by the series. It's such a delightful take on the teen mystery genre, with a super fun setting and a fantastic cast of interesting characters,” said artist Mollie Rose. “I'm really excited to be the one to introduce fans to the exciting new destinations, new faces, and new stories this volume brings!”

GOLDIE VANCE: LARCENY IN LA LA LAND is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; Smooth Criminals by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Leisha Riddel; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams. 

“Welcome to LA, where the sun is always shining, the streets are full of stars, and beneath the shiny glitz and glamor, there’s intrigue around every corner,” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Goldie is the perfect gumshoe to unravel this intriguing mystery at the heart of Hollywood, jumping straight into the action and following the case wherever it leads with her patented charm, grace, and wit!”

Goldie Vance: Larceny in La La Land will be available July 2020.

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