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SLAM! #1

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4.13  ·  Rating details ·  252 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Best-selling novelist (Why Girls Are Weird, You Take It from Here), animation writer (Moana, the Wreck-It Ralph sequel), and comics writer (Rick and Morty) Pamela Ribon and artist Veronica Fish (Archie, Silk, Spider-Woman) dive into the fast-paced, hard-hitting world of roller derby! Jennifer Chu and Maise Huff (aka Knockout and Ithinka Can on the track) have been best fri ...more
Kindle Edition, 24 pages
Published November 16th 2016 by BOOM! - BOOM! Box
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Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
A sport-based graphic that is curiously missing structured competition.
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic_novel, scribd
2.5 stars
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comicbook, hoopla
4.5 stars. Great and engaging first chapter. Love the set-up, art, and characters. Excited for more.
Vinton Bayne
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful. Everything I wanted it to be and more. I love the art.
10 Reasons Why You Should Be Reading Slam!

1. Slam! is about two best friends who are derby girls and have to face the challenges of being on different teams and growing apart. If that very bare plot summary doesn't hook you, I don't want to be friends.

2. This series was written, drawn, and colored by women, which makes me very happy because I like to see more women with credits on a comic book page. This is primarily female-run book, and it shows in how it treats the characters and the topic.

Zian B.
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
More of a 3.5 star rating but gave it 4 stars because it got me interested in roller derby. I really like the introductory feel of this issue and overall how it shows insight to both girls’ lives before entering roller derby. It doesn’t leave too many questions about the characters themselves while also setting up the storyline nicely. I’m both curious and excited for this series.
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I just loved this graphic novel. It mainly follows two college-age friends who sign up for roller derby for the first time and how it affects their lives- both positively and negatively. Their friendship is tested, their time management, and their emotional and physical well-being. I can't wait for more installments in this series! ...more
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this comic! Made me want to go and become a derby girl, but I am scared of being hurt so reading it is just as good. The coloring is amazing, the relationship between the people is beautiful and I plan on buying it after reading it from my library. Can't wait for book #2! ...more
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty good and I learned a little more about roller derby!!
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully written look into the bank track derby world. As a derby player myself (flat track) I think it does a wonderful job at showing the culture and love the derby community holds.
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Awesome graphic novel and a cool topic to read about.
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So much potential for greatness! Derby life is crazy to me but awesome. I'm liking the two MC's. I have a feeling they will either form a team or be in one together one way or another. ...more
Athena Shardbearer
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Mrs Mallott
Really fun. Enjoyed the storyline and the art work. I'd also now like to try roller derby. ...more
Rebecca Dupont
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun story, female focused with such a great emphasis on friendship. Modern views, nice peek into the Roller Derby world and beautiful illustrations. Can’t wait to read the next one!
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sold. I'm so in. ...more
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As a roller derby girl (flat track), I love this comic. Derby brings so many different women together in this sport. The first issue did a great job capturing all of the excitement and fear that comes along with taking those first steps on skates. I love the artwork, the derby names, and the way each of the ladies are portrayed. I picked up a second copy for our team at the warehouse, and I can't wait for the next issue. ...more
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
True to derby!

I've felt these feels! Recommended for derby skaters whom are also comic fans. Great artwork and detail, love the story.
India Taylor
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
A really nice, quick read! The artwork was amazing and I like how close Jennifer and Maisie are. Girl Power! I do wish it wasn't so short because I feel like there was so much more that could've been added, but I'll stay tuned. P.S. Jennifer is my next derby crush! ...more
Maia Foster-O'Neal
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this. It captures the feeling of being in the roller derby community so perfectly. This first issue just introduces the main characters and the story's premise, but the plot hasn't gotten underway yet by the end of it. I'm excited to see where this story goes. And: the art is delightful! ...more
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
[Some] facts about your new derby life:
1. You will have fun.
2. You will get hurt.
3. You will want to quit this forever. Every time.
4. You won't. Because you love it more than you've ever loved anything in your life.

I LOVED this and I can't wait to read the next issue.
Roller Girl for adults! A bit thin in plot and characters but made me want to continue to see what happens next.
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute, not SUPER into the story yet but more than happy to give the next part a try based on the great artwork and promising storyline.
I really enjoyed this first issue!!
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Made me want to get into Roller Derby A.S.A.P <3
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh man, I really loved this! Looking forward to more.
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Pamela Ribon is a screenwriter (Moana, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Bears), performer, TV writer, comic book writer, best-selling novelist, and a Film Independent Directing Lab Fellow. She was the writer of the immersive virtual-reality experience Ralph Breaks VR, in partnership with The VOID and ILMxLAB.

Her critically-acclaimed graphic novel, My Boyfriend is a Bear, (co-created with Cat Farris) was

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