Heavy Vinyl Returns in Graphic Novel Y2K-O!
Heavy Vinyl continues the trend of realizing comics for younger readers are better as graphic novels.
The first miniseries (which was titled Hi-Fi Fight Club for its first issue) was collected last year as Heavy Vinyl: Riot on the Radio. It’s written by Carly Usdin and illustrated by Nina Vakueva. In it, Chris has just started her dream job at the local record store, only to discover that her co-workers fight for justice.
Now the sequel, Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O!, by the same creative team, is due out in March 2020. You can order it now from your local comic shop with Diamond code NOV19 1232 for $14.99.
It’s 1999 and Chris is living her dream: working at Vinyl Destination by day and fighting for (musical) justice by night (okay, maybe during the day too) in the world’s coolest teen girl vigilante fight club. But when the girls of Vinyl Destination enter a Battle of The Bands — to investigate and, of course, win — they learn that the shadowy corporate masters of the music industry plan to destroy the fledging world of digital music and blame it on Y2K. Now it’s time for Chris and the gang to dial up 56k (or more, pretty please) of justice so they can save the day once again!
This whole idea as a premise makes me realize my age — I worked the night of Y2K in a software support center, although we went home early because it all went smoothly — but I like the characters and as you can see from the promo pages below, the art is active and involving.