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The Avant-Guards, Vol. 1

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When Charlie transfers to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, she struggles to find her feet, but winds up exactly where she belongs...in the school’s (terrible) basketball team.

As a transfer student to the Georgia O’Keeffe College for Arts and Subtle Dramatics, former sports star Charlie is struggling to find her classes, her dorm, and her place amongst a student body full of artists who seem to know exactly where they’re going. When the school’s barely-a-basketball-team unexpectedly attempts to recruit her, Charlie’s adamant that she’s left that life behind…until she’s won over by the charming team captain, Liv, and the ragtag crew she’s managed to assemble. And while Charlie may have left cut-throat competition in in the dust, sinking these hoops may be exactly what she needs to see the person she truly wants to be.

From Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer, Goldie Vance) comes an ensemble comedy series that understands that it’s the person you are off the court that matters most.

112 pages, Paperback

First published August 28, 2019

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Carly Usdin

22 books205 followers
Carly Usdin is an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her first feature, Suicide Kale, won the Audience Award for Best First Feature at Outfest 2016. After playing over 30 festivals worldwide the film is now available on iTunes and Amazon Prime. In 2017 Carly served as showrunner and director for the scripted series Threads, produced by New Form for Verizon’s go90 platform. The 20-episode horror and comedy anthology series brought to life outrageous stories from internet forums like Reddit.

Carly is also the creator and writer of two comic book series for BOOM! Studios: Heavy Vinyl (in stores now) and The Avant-Guards (out in January 2019). Heavy Vinyl was nominated for a 2018 Prism award, honoring the best in LGBTQAI+ comics.

Carly has spent years making short-form narrative and branded content for clients like Funny or Die, CollegeHumor, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, World of Wonder, CBS, Fullscreen, Astronauts Wanted, Portal A, TruTV, Viacom and YouTube. Most notably, she directed the third season of Awkwafina’s digital series Tawk. Her promo campaigns for RuPaul’s Drag Race have won One Show Awards and Promax BDA Awards.

Carly has recently completed post-production on her short film Misdirection, created as part of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women, class of 2019. Currently she is developing several projects through her production company Scheme Machine Studios, which she owns with her wife, photographer and producer Robin Roemer.

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Profile Image for Chelsea (chelseadolling reads).
1,471 reviews19.1k followers
August 22, 2019
This was SO MUCH FUN! I absolutely loved the characters and I cannot wait to read more of their story. My only complaint is that I wish this had been longer! Not a ton happened in this first bind up and I NEED MOOOOOORE
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206 reviews278 followers
October 29, 2019
❥ 4 / 5 stars

[ e-ARC received from NetGalley ]

Wait! That’s it?! OH. MY. GOSHHHHH. You can’t end like this. I want to know more now. ㅠ—ㅠ
By the way, this book is AMAZING and AWESOME !!!


Thank you to NetGalley and BOOM! Studios so much for providing this book to me to read. 🏀
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612 reviews624 followers
September 3, 2019
HELLO I'M LEA AND I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH A NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES!!!!

This is such a fantastic graphic novel, featuring an amazing cast of diverse characters. We have several queer characters, one character uses they/them pronouns: There's also so many characters of colour.

I am usually not one to go for stories about sports but the art just makes even that aspect so much fun for me! And honestly the goofy characters alone are just 100% worth it. Not only are they very diverse when it comes to marginalization, it's also such a diverse group of styles and personalities. It's always so fun to me to see a group of people hanging out together and bonding over a thing that you would normally not really expect.

On top of all the good things, there is a f/f romance that is slooowly developing and I cannot wait to see where this goes in future installments.

I just loved this so very much and I'd highly recommend it for fans of graphic novels like GIANT DAYS and LUMBERJANES. I see even more potential for where this is gonna go!

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1,120 reviews228 followers
August 17, 2019
I’ve been hovering between ‘will I or won’t I?’ since I first saw this graphic novel listed on NetGalley. I loved the blurb but sports and I don’t mix so well, unless movie marathons or TV series hurdles somehow became Olympic events while I was busy binge watching.

I saw some early reviews of this Volume that told me I didn’t have to adore basketball to fall in love with this story so I finally decided to give it a go and, great news! Those reviewers were right! You don’t need to know anything about basketball to appreciate this graphic novel.

This is Charlie.
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She has recently transferred to Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics and is not interested in playing basketball, not even after meeting the rest of the potential team: Liv,
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Ashley, Tiffany,
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Nicole, and Jay.
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Liv is persistent though. She and the rest of the Avant-Guards wear Charlie down and she finally agrees to join the team, just in time for their first game.
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This story has great diversity, with POC, LGBTQIAP+ and mental health all represented, which I appreciated. Although basketball brings the characters together, the focus is on friendship and having fun.

I loved Noah Hayes’ illustrations. They brought the personalities of each of the characters to life and drew me into the story. I don’t usually mention the colours used in graphic novels separately but I wanted to acknowledge Rebecca Nalty, who coloured this graphic novel, as it was the colours on this cover that initially caught my eye and made me want to read the blurb.

I really like the entire team and want to get to know them all better. While it was Liv’s enthusiasm that hooked me initially, the positivity, diversity and snippets of banter between the friends were what made me want to join their team. I’ll definitely be continuing to read this series. I’m even looking forward to the potential romance, despite being a fairly staunch romantiphobe.

Thank you so much to NetGalley and BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, for the opportunity to read this graphic novel. I’m rounding up from 4.5 stars.
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965 reviews209 followers
December 9, 2019
Plot - 2
Art - 3

It is not what I expected.

What's up? New girl comes to college, and is chased by another girl who waits for a member to form a women's basketball team.

But in reality, it leaves the impression that she is pursuing her for more personal reasons.

It's funny, but just the other day I was reading an article about that old series "The Facts of Life" and about how the only lacking in it was the sexual diversity; well, in this story seemed like Tootie was pursuing Jo. (Yeah, Liv was kind of annoying and hyper) But, the problem is that it seems that the Liv has not forgotten the ex and wants just replace her with someone else (Charlie) to forget her.

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I actually expected something more focused on friendship and teamwork, and arts vs sports, and more than just a mention of "oh, by the way, I suffer from panic attacks but you know what never mind" ... what?

Anyway, not for me.

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(This time in Spanish:)

No es lo que esperaba.

¿De qué va? Una chica nueva llega a la universidad y es perseguida por otra chica a quien le falta una persona para formar un equipo de baloncesto femenino.

Pero en realidad, deja la impresión de que la persigue por razones más personales.

Es curioso, pero justo el otro día estaba leyendo un artículo sobre esa vieja serie "Los hechos de la vida" (1979-1988) y sobre cómo lo único que faltaba alli era la diversidad sexual; bueno, en esta historia parecía que Tootie estaba persiguiendo a Jo. (Sí, Liv era un poco irritante e hiperactiva). Pero, el problema es que parece que Liv no ha olvidado a la ex y solo quiere reemplazarla con otra persona (Charlie) para que olvidarla.

De hecho, yo esperaba algo más centrado en la amistad y el trabajo en equipo, y las artes versus deportes, y por cierto más que una simple mención de "oh, por cierto, sufro ataques de pánico pero sabes que nunca te importe" ... eh??

De todos modos, no es para mí.


+Digital ARC gently provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+
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1,197 reviews465 followers
June 1, 2019
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*I received a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*

Charlie transfers to Georgia O'Keefe College of Arts and subtle Dramatics, where she is approached by a ragtag group of girls to join their new basketball team.

This was so much fun to read! I've been playing basketball for my entire life so I loved the focus on the team. The characters are amazing and I can't wait to learn more about them in future installments! I like that we actually got to know about each character and their unique personalities in their own panels! Charlie was a great main character, she was extremely moody and sarcastic and I loved every second of it. Liv, the team captain was adorably dorky. Ashley, the head coach was a lot of fun and I'm excited to see more of her joking personality in the future. Tiffany is a proud witch and I loved her so much. Nicole is the resident "bitch" of the team, but you know she is fiercely loyal to those she cares about. ALSO I LOVE THAT ONE IS NAMED JAY AND THEY LOVE PUPPIES BECAUSE HI THAT IS LITERALLY ME! The diversity in this was incredible. Each character had a different race, gender, body-type and style. There were different sexualities displayed and there was even inclusion of a non-binary character which I greatly appreciated! And puppies... there were puppies, so really... you can't go wrong.

I loved the art style and colours they chose for this and the panel layouts were also strategically and artistically done. At one point, the panels created a basketball and I really appreciated the effort that was obviously put into this.

I am beyond excited to see more from these characters!
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741 reviews345 followers
November 5, 2019
The Avant-Guards is such an amazing read and I cannot deny how the pages flew by becacuse of how much I loved it. First off, I have to commend how beautiful the artwork was. The coloring and the drawing was high-class, and though I am not an artist myself, a few glances at the art is something that I’m sure lots of people will appreciate. The art is modern, fresh, and the colors are all absolutely eye-catching.

If I could be honest, I am not someone who would pick out a book about basketball (of all things) because I am such a mess at anything athletic related and I am the worst at all sports. I am as clumsy as can be, but I have to say that this was still such an enjoyable read.

A graphic novel about queer (!!) women who play ball is something that I never knew I needed. Though basketball was a little too much on the sidelines, these first 4 issues did a great thing in diving into the characters, with their perspectives alternating from Charlie (the lead) to Olivia, who is the creator of the Avant-Guards.

The characters are all interesting and I am very much interested to learn more about them. The LGBT+ characters and the non-binary character adds to an overall fun vibe to the story. There is one particular scene that I was pissed at a minor character, but I do hope that it will be addressed later on in the story.

I will absolutely get the next issues of this as I can’t wait to read the rest!

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☁ FINAL VERDICT: 4.18/5 ☁ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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1,670 reviews853 followers
December 30, 2020
#2) The Avant-Guards, Vol. 2 ★★★★☆
#3) The Avant-Guards, Vol. 3: Down to the Wire ★★★★☆


Trigger warnings for panic attacks.

▷ Representation: Charlie (mc) sapphic & anxiety; Liv (li) Black & sapphic; Nicole (sc) Asian, trans & sapphic; Jay (sc) Black & non-binary; Ashley (sc) Black.

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635 reviews1,372 followers
August 11, 2019
I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

This was a nice comic about a newly formed and diverse basketball team with a cute developing f/f romance. I really like the art and it made the story easy and relaxing to follow. There's also not a lot of basketball talk and the focus is more on the characters and friendships, at least so far, which I personally really liked (confession: I kind of...don't like basketball lmao).

If I have the chance I'm going to check out the next volume whenever it comes out and if you like light-hearted queer comics that display a variety of genders, races and sexualities (and if you like sport comics) this is definitely something you need to check out!
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7,305 reviews852 followers
July 21, 2019
If I was a tween girl, I'd probably love this. Alas I'm not, and this just seemed boring and pointless. It's about some girls in college who start a basketball team. That's the whole extent of the story, or lack thereof. It reminded me of a sports manga, but without any of the drama.


Received a review copy from Boom and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.
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786 reviews4,559 followers
September 8, 2022
This comic was so delightful. It is like if Giant Days and Pitch Perfect had a baby, but it's about a girl joining a basketball team instead of an acapella group. The only bad part of this is that it is only 4 issues in one volume.

Watch me talk about it in my July wrap up: https://youtu.be/MqHuX5rO0EA
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1,781 reviews4,493 followers
April 9, 2020
UPDATE Here's my full review: https://bookishrealmreviews.blogspot....

I really really enjoyed this comic. I originally was going to read the single issues but then I saw that my library had volume 1 so I decided to pick it up. I loved that the rep in this book was handled so naturally and didn’t feel forced. It was in and exciting and I can’t wait to see what the next volumes bring. Full review to come.
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893 reviews870 followers
May 18, 2019
The ARC of this comic book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I had been eyeing this comic book for a while and I was so happy to get the chance to review the bind-up first volume in advance.
This was a very cute read. The artwork is very nice and I loved the palette of colors they used, it was such a nice choice.
The story is funny and cute. This basketball team is composed by a group of weirdos, as Charlie says, but they’re definitely a lovely group of weirdos who deeply care for each other and who support one another. The representation in this comic book is everything we deserve and more, I was so happy to see that.
My favourite parts were definitely the one where they all try to convince Charlie to join the Avant-Guards basketball team and also the one where they play against the team who had puppies at the game, they were adorable!
When it comes out I’m surely going to check out the second volume.
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1,078 reviews915 followers
August 16, 2019
This was EVERYTHING.

It was funny and adorable, with gorgeous artwork, basketball, college life and a wonderfully diverse cast of characters I’m already obsessed with (rep wise, there are multiple queer characters, a budding f/f romance, multiple POC characters, a character who uses they/them pronouns and anxiety rep). Plus, there are SO MANY PUPPIES.

I need volume two in my hands, like, yesterday.
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979 reviews493 followers
June 27, 2021
➵ this is so sexually and racially diverse with an all-female basketball team in an arts school, a budding f/f romance, sapphic main characters, non-binary bipoc character, and strong themes of friendship and love. why had no one told me about this sweetness?
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1,148 reviews
August 17, 2019
3.5 stars

This was cute but felt kinda like a middle-grade/YA book when I was expecting something different since they're in college. I like all the rep though and the art is really pretty.
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224 reviews117 followers
November 25, 2020
(A)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

THIS GRAPHIC NOVEL IS SO CUTE!!!

Sorry for all the screaming, but!! The Avant-Guards really got me squealing and grinning with all the fluff!!! The story begins with Charlie Bravo, a former basketball star and transfer student at Georgia O’Keeffe College for Arts and Subtle Dramatics, as she tries to find her place in this new environment. During the student activities fair, she meets the Avant-Guards—the barely-formed basketball team lead by the charming Olivia “Liv” Bates—and is invited to join the team. Troubled by her experience with her former team, Charlie hesitates to accept the offer. However, Liv believes Charlie is the missing piece to complete the team—quite literally, they need one more member to be allowed to compete—and with the help of the rest of the members, successfully convinces her to join.

I had so much fun reading about these lovely characters and their shenanigans! They’re so relatable and hilarious. The story focuses on the friendship between the Avant-Guards and a budding romance between Charlie and Olivia, and it’s super sweet! I kept smiling from ear to ear the whole time! What I like best about the graphic novel is its casual diversity. As you can see on the cover, the main cast features mostly people of color. Among the main characters, there are sapphic, trans, and gender non-conforming characters. Their identity is a part of themselves, but it’s not the focus of their characterization and is introduced naturally throughout the story.

In addition to Carly Usdin’s captivating story, the art is absolutely stunning. Noah Hayes’ art style is the perfect choice for this comic. It’s clean and cartoonish, and it adds so much life and character to the story. Rebecca Nalty’s coloring is gorgeous as well. The vibrant colors give the comic such a fun and energetic vibe.

Overall, The Avant-Guards is a very solid graphic novel about queer college students living their messy college lives. I would definitely recommend it to everyone. If you're looking for a quick, fun and very gay read, make sure to check this one out!

eARC provided by BOOM! Studios via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

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June 7, 2019
representation: sapphic mc's, characters of colour, trans character


I requested this without knowing anything about it because I adored Carly Usdin's Heavy Vinyl, and this was no exception. The Avant-Guards follows Georgia, a transfer at the College for Arts and Subtle Dramatics after her basketball career wasn't successful. She struggles to fit in and find friends until she stumbles across their unfinished basketball team, and the captain, Liv, who's desperate for her to be part of the team.

Graphic novel reviews are difficult because there isn't much to say about them. However, this is an adorable, quick read that anyone could fly through in a couple of hours. I loved the characters and their separate storylines, especially Liv and her bubbly personality. The art was stunning and I adored the unique pages that deviated from the typical page layout. For example, there was a collage of the characters interacting in the shape of a basketball and a creative two-page layout montage of them practising that was cute. I don't care much for sports or any jargon relating to that, so they're the main things I wasn't sold on throughout the graphic novel.

Overall, I'd definitely revisit this in the future and I hope there are more volumes so we can further explore Liv and Georgia's relationship.

ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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4,957 reviews164 followers
December 1, 2019
A cute and amusing story about the formation of a women's basketball team at an art school. A good book to read while waiting for the next volume of Giant Days.
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635 reviews3,202 followers
August 16, 2022
fucking adorable! Olivia is such a sweetheart and Charlie’s got the whole scowling sexy sad thing going for her
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1,117 reviews46 followers
June 18, 2019
This is EVERYTHING. Everything I tell you.

I need the entire series.

Hilarious, relatable, relevant, sweet.. tons of fun.

Love the diverse cast of characters .. love the jokes, the texting features, the internal monologues.. this is so perfectly done I honestly don’t have the words right now. It’s basketball! It’s art school! It’s super queer and fluid! It’s fun/funny n’ cute. Sigh.

Also the MC is totally my mom. Spunky black girl with her own business card and rows of to do lists I stinkin love Olivia.

I am buying this ASAP and everyone else should too!

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Ugh, its so good. Just too short and I need the next one!! BRAVO to the team who worked on these!! (You’ll get my pun if you read these).
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740 reviews92 followers
December 18, 2021
*More like 3.5 stars than 3.*
*Pre-reading thoughts included below.*


A cute introduction to a so far average story.

There was more drama and action in this than I expected from what is clearly a fluff comic. The plot was enjoyable, but not particularly complex, although I think that’s what it was aiming for as a cute YA sports comic.

Most of the characters felt like token box ticking representation but the main character Liv had the most amount of interesting character depth. In comparison, even the protagonist Charlie wasn’t given as much character depth as Liv. And whilst Liv was annoying and questionable at times, she made this fluff comic more impactful.

The art was cute and the colouring style was the standard BOOM comic style, so not bad, but also not amazing, just average!

Pre-reading thoughts: (26/04/2020)
Of course this is a thing. Boom Box is becoming pretty notorious for comics about sports. Fence, Vol. 1, Dodge City and SLAM! Vol. 1 just to name a few. Am I complaining? No, no I'm not. Boom Box does sports comics well! Better than you'd expect them to, but what I love the most about them all is how ACCESSIBLE they make sports to young readers again. They all follow these outliers who find their place on sports teams and that is the trope I am HERE for! Which is why I'm looking forward to getting round to reading this and I'll most likely enjoy it too...
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319 reviews277 followers
January 18, 2020
★★★★☆ || Funny and fresh story about a bunch of art students playing basketball!

From the casual queer & PoC representation to the basketball emotions this story was a blast!

There were lots of obstacles to get this team going but the organisation goddess Liv never gave up and if she needs to stalk the grumpy transfer student Charlie she will do it. She's sure she can convince her and, hey, if she flirts with her while at it, who's to judge?

But the cute f/f romance is not the only good thing about this comic book! (Nor is it the only queer content present.) The team building is a great ground for the potential found family. The banter and the friendship between the players are amazing. The dialogue feels genuine and like I could overhear it at an actual uni.

AND BASKETBALL WAS FUN!! Sure, they played to win but also the fun and the team went first. And isn't that good to see in the anxiety-ridden world?

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Profile Image for Alison.
548 reviews3,611 followers
August 1, 2019
4.5 STARS
Despite what I thought, this is NOT middle grade and not only focusing on sports. It's about team work and friends and finding "your people" and having fun. Most of the characters seem to be in the LGBTQ+ community, and one has the pronouns of They so I appreciated the diversity!
It was a cute read too!
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791 reviews155 followers
June 27, 2019
A sports comic? With lots and lots of queer people? And absolutely incredibly art? YES. THIS WAS AMAZING.
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300 reviews7 followers
August 11, 2022
A series of arts colleges start a new basketball league. This volume focuses more on setting up your questions about relationships, motivations, and backstories of most of the characters (also the wlw main character romance). These issues can sometimes end up very bland so it was nice to see it spread in the midst of recruitment and training montages to keep the pacing up.

The group is also very likeable and seem like they will have a caring for one another vibe as the series goes on.

Highly recommend to anyone looking for a wlw graphic novel with a sports theme.
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430 reviews156 followers
July 21, 2019
I was provided a review copy via Net Galley. All opinions are my own.

I NEED MORE.

REP: trans girl, non-binary, queer characters, POC, anxiety & panic attacks

I was so invested in this story and the characters! What a great, diverse, queer story. I laughed so much during this and ah, I just loved it so much. It was so pure but also talked about mental health and break-ups. The illustrations were very colorful and detailed, I was fully immersed into the Avant-Guards world.
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347 reviews271 followers
September 20, 2019
Thank you to NetGalley and BOOM! Studios for providing me with an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

A few months ago I read the first volume of Heavy Vinyl, also by Carly Usdin, and I loved its casual style and how funny it was, so I was very excited to read The Avant-Guards - and I’m glad to say this new series lived up to my expectations.

Along the same lines as Heavy Vinyl, The Avant-Guards tells the story of a girl who arrives at a new place and makes a group of very varied friends. In this case, the main character is Charlie, a girl that’s just moved to another college and seems reluctant to make new friends… until she finds the Avant-Guards, who are desperate to find another player to complete their basketball team. With Liv -a ball of pure energy- as their leader, the girls from the team won’t stop until they win Charlie’s friendship and get her to join their team.

Something that worried me a little bit before I read the comic was that it would focus too much on the basketball, since sports and I don’t get along particularly well, but it isn’t the case. Although we do see a bit of the basketball practice and a match, the main focus of the story is the girls’ friendship and, above all, how Charlie slowly gets out of her shell and learns to trust people again in spite of her bad experiences in the past.

What stands out the most about this comic is how diverse its characters are and how it manages to clearly establish their personalities in a few pages. In the team you can find from singers to witches, and it has bisexual, trans, non-binary characters… They’re all very different from each other and they all contribute to the team in different ways. Plus, there are signs of a romance between two of the players and their scenes are absolutely adorable.

As for the art, it’s a juvenile, dynamic, expressive and colourful style that works perfectly with the story. A detail in particular that I really liked and that Karina already mentioned in her review is how the panels are distributed. For example, in the basketball practice scene, the panels are arranged in the form of a basketball, which I found not only original but also a good way of making the most of the space available.

If you’re looking for a new comic that’s similar to Lumberjanes, Heavy Vinyl or Giant Days, The Avant-Guards is a safe bet.
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