Jinx. Little Jinx grows up

by Torres, J., 1969-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Summary
Archie Comics proudly introduces the first book of the new graphic novel series- Jinx.

Written and drawn by the award-winning team of J. Torres (writer), Rick Burchett, and Terry Austin, Li'l Jinx has now grown up and is headed for high school!

Real, not ideal...

Jinx has just finished her last summer of middle school and is getting ready for her first day of high school. She can't wait to see her friends-all of the friends she's hung out with since she was a little girl. There's no reason for any of them to start acting weird, like, not want to sit with her at lunch, or want to date her or anything...right? It's not like everything changes in high school...is it?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Li'l Jinx is all grown up and ready for high school, but is high school ready for her? Torres' update of the playful rascal from the classic Archie Comics strips is likely to appeal to tweens and young teens who have starry-eyed dreams of what the best years of their lives will be like. Jinx's antics are fun whether she's trying out for the football team or trying to figure out why she kissed her best friend, Greg but the old-fashioned quality of the tale may not quite resonate with readers actually in high school. The art has the familiar wide-eyed, brightly colored feel that marks an Archie title. The characters showcase a welcome variety of races and body types, though a few weight jokes ring sour notes. While there is a complete story told from the beginning of school through Jinx's Halloween birthday the story is so fluffy it almost floats away. The overall sweetness makes this a good addition for collections where Archie titles circulate well.--Wildsmith, Snow Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Though admittedly part of the Archie Comics B-list, cartoonist Joe Edward's Li'l Jinx managed to claim a portion of comic book nostalgia as her own. With her willful temper undercutting the effect of her deceptively innocent pigtails, she pushed back the idea that girls should be demure and culturally shackled. This updated version retains the qualities that made the original from the '40s memorable, while also making sense of it in a modern high school setting. In 2012, Jinx is a tomboy confined to the geek table at lunch, and is directing her spirit toward crusades like trying out for the all-male football team. Writer Torres's foreword offers an interesting account of how he fashioned this update, and artists Burchett and Austin capture the light tone of the cartoon, avoiding overwrought teen drama. Flanked by her original supporting cast, now also grown and more complex, Jinx serves as an entertaining role model for the intended audience, girls who can embrace the empowerment suggested through Jinx's steady stance in life, while enjoying the mishaps born of the teenage confusion that surely is familiar. Ages 11-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects High school girls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
High school girls -- Conduct of life -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Teenage girls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Tomboys -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher Mamaroneck, NY :Archie Comics Publications,2012
Other Titles Li'l Jinx grows up
Little Jinx grows up
Archie comics presents Jinx
Jinx
Contributors Burchett, Rick.
Austin, Terry, 1952-
McNabb, Mark.
Workman, John, 1950-
Audience 010-014.
Language English
Description 111 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781936975006 (hard cover)
1936975009 (hard cover)
9781879794917 (trade paper)
1879794918 (trade paper)
9781451762389 (PawPrints)
1451762380 (PawPrints)
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