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Goldie Vance Vol. 4

(Goldie Vance #13-16)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,116 ratings  ·  161 reviews
The adventures of precocious teen sleuth Goldie Vance continue!

Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance has an insatiable curiosity and dreams of one day becoming a detective. Luckily for Goldie, with the St. Pascal Rockin’ the Beach Music Festival coming to town, there’s plenty of inexplicable shenanigans keeping her gumshoe brain busy, from mysterious power outages, to m
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by BOOM! Box
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Why is there no release date for volume 5 😭😭😭
another cute volume!! i love that goldie makes a lot of mistakes in this book, but she takes responsibility and apologizes. there's messy growth, and it's great!! i also love the teamwork, as always. and this volume has the return of a familiar villain, which is fun!

my favorite thing about this volume is that we see more of goldie and diane's relationship. they're so cute together, and it's wonderful to see them navigate their relationship troubles, too. sweet sapphic 1950s vibes are absolutely
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Goldie's schtick started to get a bit tired in this. There also may have been a few too many "lessons" presented for younger readers to make this volume as enjoyable as previous ones. The Russians infiltrate the recording industry of South Florida. Yeah, it doesn't make the most sense. Still it's mindless LGBTQ+ fun set in the 50's. ...more
This series is the ultimate feel good read. Each volume is the breath of fresh air I didn’t know I needed. With its cast of wonderful, loveable and diverse characters, an utterly addictive plot and visually stunning artwork and colour scheme, it’s impossible not to feel infinitely better whilst reading.
Another cute volume in this series. It's definitely a lighter read and the plots can get more than a bit silly at times, but it's just nice to have a title with the aesthetic and feel-good mood of the 50s without having to deal with any of the sexism, racism, and homophobia of the actual time period. Great art as always and I loved all the cool new character designs for this volume. ...more
Jan 19, 2021 rated it liked it
I was hoping to find the same kind of fun and entertaining mystery from the previous volumes, but in this one something felt off to me. I still enjoyed it when everyone came together to help Goldie and the investigation though. The colours and drawing style are still adorable and definitely my cup of tea when it comes to comics and graphic novels.
Aug 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2021
This is such a good and fun series!

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Dakota Morgan
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
It might be time for Goldie Vance to retire. In this fourth volume, Goldie is after a pair of Russian spies and, naturally, no one believes her that Russian spies have invaded their quiet beach community! It all amounts to pages and pages of Goldie being grumpy that no one believes her. No exactly compelling. Plus, the plot hinges on the recording industry, which comes off as extremely dry and deeply dull. Remember volume one and all the race cars? That's what keeps my attention. ...more
elle buss
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
it's so good to have a new goldie vance to read!! this was precious. i love goldie so much and there was so much content with her and diane!!!! ...more
Alexis Sara
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Goldie Vance volume 4 did a lot of the things I really wanted to see come out of Goldie Vance. Jackie Ball's art style continues to be solid but I'm still not totally on board with it (this does come from my bias Williams being one of my favorite artists ever). The story focuses on Diane and Goldie fighting, they don't ever kiss in this issue but it is very clearly and explicitly them in a relationship with other very clearly queer characters. Still because there is a ton of build and this issue ...more
Monica (Tomes Project)
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, lgbtqia
3.5/5 - Still very enjoyable, and one of the better mysteries/stories so far. But I just didn't connect to this volume as much as the previous ones? I'm not quite sure what it was about this story that I just didn't fall in love with. ...more
Laura (bbliophile)
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-releases
I love this series so much!
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
best! comics! ever!
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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This is probably my least favorite volume in the series. It's still fun, the artwork is colorful, and the characters are adorable, but the story just lost me. Like the other books in the series, it was a little far-fetched, but I think I also didn't enjoy it much because I didn't quite understand the stakes and when the tension was meant to be high, the dialogue explained what was going on rather than the images
May 22, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: florida
A Rock Beach Festival at the Crossed Palms resort, missing bands, electrical outages, and the Russians. Teenaged budding detective and go-getter Goldie Vance is ready to dive in. This the first time Walt has assigned her a case and she wants to prove to him that she is worthy of the job on her own. However, she makes a mess and realizes that she needs the help of her best friend Cheryl, her girlfriend Diane, her boss Walt, and others. I was not as enthused about this volume as I was the prior on ...more
I re-read Goldie Vance Vo1. 1-3 recently and I'm so glad I did. This is a great continuation of a very cute and lovely series!!

Ps. The views expressed in this review are my own and do not reflect the views of Indigo Books & Music Inc. or any of its subsidiaries. #IndigoEmployee
I liked how Goldie and Diane's relationship takes a big role in the plot this time. Sure, we have seen cute moments before but we didn't see the relationship grow. Which it is okay, I'm not complaining, because their relationship felt like a constant and I'm happy to see sapphic women existing.

But here they have conflicts, disagreements, and fights. We see their relationship going up and down, and both of them growing from it. I assure you, there is HEA.

I'm completely in love with this series.
Ari (Books. Libraries. Also, cats.)
Each volume of Goldie Vance always feels like a treat, and this one is no different.

This series is perfect for Nancy Drew fans who want something a little less white. Goldie Vance is a diverse series focusing on a biracial queer teen girl who solves crimes at the hotel her dad manages. Goldie is a sweet, lovable, quirky, and flawed protagonist that will steal your heart, and she & her girlfriend, the bad-ass music-obsessed Diane are an adorable couple. I love that in this volume, we got to see G
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A 3.5, rounded up. I found this volume started out kind of slowly, but it definitely picked up and became the fun Goldie Vance that I know and I love. The KGB stuff kind of lost me, and I don't remember anything from Volume 1 to remember Miss Petty, but that didn't really put much of a damper on my enjoyment.

Still fun artwork, decent story, great characters - Goldie Vance is just such a bright, fun series, I really enjoy the whole vibe of it.
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
There was a big lull in this one that I pushed through because I love the series and the characters. I was glad I did.

The relationship angst was not something I expected to get here. Loved the way things played out and when they had their talk about the way they communicate and their issues there. Love the adorable queer moments we get.

The music elements were fantastic. I was very there for it.

Still a fan of the series and excited to read more.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series continues to be fun, so enjoyable, and nudge the reading-Nancy-Drew-under-the-covers-as-a-kid memories. I really love the self-contained mysteries; they conclude in each bound volume. Yet there are also threads that carry through and that makes things fun for the addicted reader. And, addicted I am!
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would so listen to the Hummingbirds and the Peanut Butter Boys!
This volume features local rock music, a festival, and the KBG!
Loved the art and the new characters and I really appreciated Diane and Goldie’s relationship growth.
Basically I ended up reading this whole volume in one sitting while in the bath :P
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A song that takes out the electricity must be good!!!

THE last two volumes had much longer fully fleshed mysteries. This volume lost me a little in the middle but it definitely was able to pull back my attention. I love a good evil plot that has ups and downs, bad guy team ups and international plots. I cant wait to see what's next for Goldie and her friends.
I don't want to rate this yet cos I haven't figured out how to feel about it. The change in artist was seamless, but the writing........was not great. There aren't a whole lot of words in comics, so if I find myself skimming because the writing is boring, that's a very bad sign. ...more
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My favorite thing about the GV series is that it sort of feels like what a 50s utopia might feel like. It has all the flavor of the 50s but it's diverse in body type and skin color and Goldie and Diane can date each other legally. The colors are bright and beautiful and a joy to look at and the artistic style of the characters is so much fun to see.
The stories themselves are wild but no more wild than other teen detective stories. All in all, each volume has been a joy to read. Choose Goldie. S
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Always so enjoyable to be diving back into this story 💗 I love a cute, highly entertaining cozy mystery (especially when I'm in the middle of exams 😅)

Highly recommend the series if you're in the mood of a quick and fun detective story with LGBTQA+ representation ✨
Kelly K
May 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2018
3.25 stars.

An okay volume but it was fun and that ending should make the next volume interesting.
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
This may be my favorite GOLDIE VANCE volume yet! These comics are just so much fun, with the most charming characters.
Kelly Magro
My least favorite volume so far, but still love this series.
This is such a delightful and fun series.
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Hope Larson is an American illustrator and comics artist. Hope Larson is the author of Salamander Dream, Gray Horses, Chiggers, and Mercury. She won a 2007 Eisner Award. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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