BOOM! Studios has announced a new original graphic novel in the Heavy Vinyl series for 2020. Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O! will reunite writer Carly Usdin and artist Nina Vakueva for a new story set in 1999, back when record stores still existed and we didn’t just get all our music from Spotify and YouTube, though the cataclysm was certainly on the horizon. A press release contains more details:
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 5, 2019) – BOOM! Studios is proud to continue The Road to San Diego, a ten-day, ten-announcement spotlight on the most exciting comic book and graphic novel news in advance of Comic Con International in San Diego (July 17–21), with the announcement today of HEAVY VINYL: Y2K-O!. The brand new original graphic novel, available in stores March 2020, reunites the acclaimed team of filmmaker and writer Carly Usdin (The Avant-Guards) and artist Nina Vakueva (League of Legends: Ashe – Warmother) for a brand-new adventure with the music store crew—and secret fight club—of HEAVY VINYL.
Your favorite girl gang is back and on the brink of a new millennium! It’s the summer of 1999, and while the staff of Vinyl Destination is dealing with growing up and getting out into the world, the tension over Y2K is mounting into an all-out panic! Can this group of music-loving vigilantes balance their work lives with their dating lives, prevent the total collapse of modern society, AND be home in time for dinner?! Only one way to find out!
And Usdin says of the new graphic novel:
Getting the chance to continue the Heavy Vinyl story is a dream come true! I’m thrilled to be reunited with my precious little ‘90s babies. The story picks up a few months later — it’s 1999, digital music and file sharing have upset the status quo, and Y2K approaches!! You can expect the same level of exhaustively-researched pop culture references with new characters, a new mystery, and more Chris/Maggie cuteness. I’ve been having a great time writing it, and I can’t wait for fans to read it.
And Vakueva adds:
It’s time for Chris and the rest of the vigilante girl group from HEAVY VINYL to tackle Y2K! These teens are always up for a big adventure, so catch them hacking computers and fighting crime, all while playing their favorite music and having fun with their friends in the new HEAVY VINYL: Y2K-O!
Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O! will be released in March 2020 under BOOM!’s BOOM! Box imprint.