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Smooth Criminals Vol. 1

(Smooth Criminals #1-4)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  101 ratings  ·  17 reviews
When a bit of hacking goes wrong, geeky Brenda accidentally unfreezes Mia, a master cat burglar from the 1960s. Together, they work to pull off a heist bigger than either of them could have dreamed...and solve the mystery of Mia’s cold storage in the proc

When Brenda, geeky hacker extraordinaire, accidentally awakened Mia, an international jewel thief frozen in the 1960s, s
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 9th 2019 by BOOM! Box
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May 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics-i-ve-read
An OK read that definitely picked up more towards the end. I really do love thieves and hackers, so this is really great for that, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed a romance develops between the two mains as the comic progresses because they would be adorable together! It's already been made clear that they are queer, which made me happy ...more
Rachel (Kalanadi)
2.5 stars. Interesting characters but lackluster story and plot.
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun! I'll continue with this series. ...more
Dakota Morgan
Feb 02, 2020 rated it did not like it
Brenda, a geeky hacker in 1999, finds a time machine that poops out Mia, a jewel thief from 1969. Inexplicably, they decide to continue with Mia's attempted crime from 1969. You know, rather than worrying about time travel. The jokes are all bad, especially the attempts at "1999" humor, which fall so flat they could be used as a level. The art is terrible, particularly the faces, where the character's eyes and noses always seem to be the wrong size. Don't waste your time with Smooth Criminals, e ...more
Jan 17, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comic-book
If I were generous, I'd use the word "juvenile" to describe this comic -- but I'm not and therefor will label it correctly as "childish".

Its story is downright awful. Set in 1999 for no apparent reason other than having the opportunity to do a couple of utterly unfunny jokes ("Blockbuster will always be here!"), the script of this comic seems to have not been touched by the hand of a capable editor. Its story is boring and derivative (and therefor predictable), and the art is at best barely capa
Read #1-6 and am intrigued. The characters were sympathetic, though Mia's obsession with the jewels was not explained at all and that made it feel a bit weird. Like if you found out you are 30 years in the future wouldn't you have other more pressing issues? But superthieves are not always logical so I don't mind all that much. The art was more than okay (but less than amazing) and the dialogue was fun. All in all a good comic. ...more
Feb 04, 2020 rated it liked it
This review would cover both vol 1 and 2. Great art and okay story. Very much a teen lit kid of comic. A hacker in the 90’s unfreezes a thief from the 60’s and hijinks ensue. Hijinks isn’t the right work. It’s a fun book, but not a silly book. An enjoyable read, but I doubt I’ll remember it in two years.
Mohan Vemulapalli
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Volume 1&2 of "Smooth Criminals" totally rock. The books are rife with Grrrl Power and references to late 90's geek Pop Culture. Add Nancy Sinatra boots, a catsuit Emma Peel would die for, the nerdiest hackerette in recent memory and a compelling heist story and the books really take off. ...more
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Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 rounded up.

Kind of neutrally enjoyable. Probably won't continue but I don't mind that I read it.
Dec 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
gay heist??? im down
Carol Tilley
Dec 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, crime, humor, women
3.5 - solidly enjoyable.
Marta Boksenbaum
May 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic, teen-lit
This is a super fun comic with thievery, adventure, people frozen for 30 years and a super badass coder. I’ll definitely look out for the next volume.
Lukas Holmes
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unique and fun.
Dec 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Meh 🤷🏻‍♀️ Not sure I’ll pick up the next volume honestly.
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a lot of fun, and I'm really looking forward to seeing where it goes. Full review on my blog. ...more
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Kirsten Smith is a screenwriter and authors. She co-wrote LEGALLY BLONDE, 10THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, SHE'S THE MAN and ELLA ENCHANTED. She co-wrote and executive produced THE HOUSE BUNNY and THE UGLY TRUTH. She executive produced WHIP IT.

She has written two YA novels, THE GEOGRAPHY OF GIRLHOOD and TRINKETS, the latter of which is being made into a Netflix series, due out in 2019.

She has had over 4

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