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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. SArchie 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 it?From the Hardcover edition....

Title : Jinx
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ISBN : 9781879794917
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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Jinx Reviews

  • Paul Riches
    2018-10-16 07:07

    Jinx. She Is All Grown Up.You blink and they grow up so fast. Especially if you are reading Li’l Jinx.And trust me you will want to read these adventures of Jinx, just as she is about to enter a new phase of her life.Jinx was originally a gag strip character published for decades by Archie Comics. She was then called Li’l Jinx and had misadventures, fueled by her spunkiness, temper, and crazy interactions with her motley assortment of friends. Arguing with her dad, sometimes during whichever sport Jinx was involved with, also became a constant fixture of this series created by Joe Edwards.With all the relaunches, redos, and revitalizations exploding out of Archie Comics in the last few years, the decision was made to completely innovate the Li’l Jinx character by doing the unthinkable and impossible. She went from being four to fourteen overnight. And now she is firmly planted in the real world.This wonderful update is written by Canadian J. Torres, who with artist Rick Burchett, started off doing teaser one page gags scattered through issues of Life With Archie magazine. This graduated to showcasing the first few chapters of her new storyline in the Archie comic, with the rest continued online digitally. Once this premiere arc concluded, Archie released everything in a very spiffy trade now in my happy possession. I am as happy as Jinx!We start off with Jinx getting ready for her very first day of high school, all while deciding exactly what the very best outfit to wear is, and half listening to the diatribe from her very concerned father. His worry is palpable. Jinx is still outgoing, outspoken, and outrageous. Will she adapt to the social minefields of grade nine? Or will she end her first day with detention for mouthing off or decking someone? Or, heaven forbid, both?Jinx and her friends quickly become enmeshed with all sorts of modern day issues that occur naturally in their lives. First, our heroine is ensnared in the no cellphones rule immediately upon entry to her new school. What follows throughout the rest of this volume is Jinx and her cohorts dealing with the thorny issues of where to sit in the lunchroom, when is a boyfriend really a boyfriend, and the price that is paid for the ugly terrible face of petty jealousy. All this with a good fair amount of texting involved.At the capper of this volume of Jinx, we have only covered a short period of time of Jinx and her crew starting the new adventure called high school. So many story threads and character beats still exist and dangle in front of us, just awaiting further volumes to tell their tales.Jinx is positively addictive. More is requested. More is required. Jinx would demand so too.Scoopriches

  • Raina
    2018-10-18 02:06

    ::shrug::I read a lot of books about and for teenagers. I particularly read a lot of comic books about and for teenagers.And I get that there's a nostalgia factor with this title. I, myself, read A LOT of Archie comics growing up. Not so many Li'l Jinx comics, but I'm not unfamiliar with this universe or aesthetic. If it didn't have that hook - being a an update of a classic - I might downright dislike it. The story is fairly average for a high school drama. The cast is transparent in its strategic diversity, and the girl (our title character) is a bit forced in her empowerment. I have nothing bad to say about the illustrations. This is printed in bright, fresh color and the images serve the story well. I mean, the Veronica stand-in ("Gigi - frenemy, glam queen") couldn't possibly be in high school, but whatev. This might be fine if there weren't more, better realistic teen high school comics. When you look at this next to The Plain Janes or Drama, or even Friends with Boys, this distinctly pales in comparison.

  • Noetic_Hatter
    2018-09-28 02:59

    Five stars for what this book is: A simple and well-written sitcom about a 14 year old girl's first months in high school. It feels like a better-than-the-best episode of Hannah Montana. You have Jinx, the awkward but loveable heroine. Her silly friends, who are sometimes also considered Frenemies. And her sometimes wise, sometimes clueless dad. The characters are well-created, with believable relationships and dialogue. And the story deals with real teen issues, like fitting in and shifting social circles and confusing romance and even parenting troubles. It's all harmless and a bit shiny, but it's not vapid or dishonest. I am not this book's target audience, and ultimately I have no idea how they would respond to it. I just happen to like Archie comics, and this new graphic novel came well-recommended. I am happy I read it.

  • Heidi
    2018-10-04 01:46

    Li'l Jinx is now a teen, excited for her first day of high school. How come her friends don't treat her the same way? And why do people think Jinx should start acting like a girly-girl? Especially her dad, who won't let her try out for the football team! Archie Comics begins a new graphic novel series with our friend, Li'l Jinx. The plot gives us drama and emotions typical of today's teens--there is angst, jealousy, and romance sure to make this book popular with preteen and teen readers. The illustrations harken back to the early days of Li'l Jinx, so as an adult I appreciated the instant trip down memory lane. Thanks to Archie Comics for providing the ARC.

  • Sarah Whisted
    2018-10-19 02:50

    I'm not familiar with the Li'l Jinx stories this teenage version of Jinx originates from, but it didn't stop me from enjoying teenage Jinx one bit! She's full of fire (both good and bad), she's not your typical freshmen girl, and her friends aren't a group of people you'd expect to be friends but they just don't care. It's refreshing! The art is so full of color and life and I loved the "extras" in the back (single comics, details about how the comic came to be, concept art, etc..). This was an awesome, quick read. I can't wait for it's sequel!

  • Jean-Pierre Vidrine
    2018-09-26 03:58

    I fell in love all over again with a character I didn't realize I liked so much. This is just another example of Archie overcoming years of stagnation and making their properties relevant again. More please!

  • Ashleigh
    2018-10-15 04:06

    Spotted: Josie and the Pussycats logo, mentions of reruns of Sabrina an Archie shirt caption: Player-Guys, I think Mort might be a serial killer...-lots of allusions-Greg=Shaggy-Peter Pan's thimble!!!Wrote for Starfire and Raven??? No wonder!

  • P.
    2018-10-06 05:45

    much more realistic than archie comics.

  • Damian Alexander
    2018-10-09 09:10

    Cute stories, more realistic and in depth than other members of the Archie Comics family. The stories would particularly stand out to teens and tweens going through everyday life and growing up.

  • Jacob
    2018-09-25 04:06

    Public library copy.

  • Rachael Graham
    2018-09-27 08:52

    great way to bring her back and make her more modern for young readers :)

  • Kimberly
    2018-09-25 05:46

    Such a cute continuation of the lovable Lil' Jinx. It's fun to see her grown up.

  • Jennifer Haight
    2018-09-30 02:50

    I’ve read the reviews for Jinx many of which use words like “charming”, “realistic” and “a breath of fresh air” but the words that come to mind for me to describe this book are mundane, cloying and markedly unrealistic.As a fan of graphic novels, it’s hard to understand the appeal of re-energizing a character from a series that has run its course. Jinx is a character from the Archie comic series and although the author and illustrator attempted to modernize her language and dress, she still reads like an old character.Jinx is starting High School and begins her day by running into her friends, each fitting the mold of a stereotype. The gawky geeky friend Greg, the hippie happy (think Phoebe from Friends) Roz and the angry overweight creeper Charley who shows Jinx that he likes her by being rude to her. Jinx is confused that her friends are ignoring super dork Mort. Her next adventure is that she wants to play on the boy’s baseball team because the softball team isn’t good enough for her so she signs up for boy’s football. If you’re also confused by this- I can’t explain. I’m no sports fan but I’m pretty sure that baseball and football are completely different sports. She forges her dad’s signature on a permission slip to play, is injured and is in no way punished by the school or her Dad = unrealistic. The story continues with the “love interest” portion of the book which is as cheesy and old-timey feeling as the first half of the book. In a year when so many excellent, compelling graphic novels are being released it’s difficult for me to understand the necessity or desire to dive back into comics of the 1940’s for source material.(This book was released in April, 2012).

  • Nick
    2018-10-16 05:14

    I received an advance reader copy of this book, and it is clear that the publisher really wants it to be visible, so here's my review.This is a well-intentioned book with minor flaws. The original "Li'l Jinx" was a kid book spinoff from the Archie books, but this new version has her as a teen, just entering high school. Some of the relationships between the characters go back to the original series, which ended many years ago. The primary one is the relationship with her dad, tormented by his bright-but-amazingly-stubborn daughter. Any time someone says that something is a bad idea, she has to try it. That is one of the problems with the book, as she is willing to be dishonest in order to achieve something which was never a good idea in the first place. She also has a really weird set of priorities. Friend A asks her for a favor. Friend B asks her for a conflicting favor. She would prefer to help friend B, but friend A asked her first. Friend B is fine with this, but Jinx is oddly conflicted, in a way that didn't quite make sense.Also, some of the relationships as shown are a little weird. Two of the boys in her social circle have clearly had crushes on her for ages, but one of them shows it in ways that become a tiny bit creepy, ranging from joking verbal abuse to...well, his rage is a bit scary in a few scenes, out of place in the story.That said, the writer's stated intention is to make this book about real-ish teens, with imperfections and believable lives. I look forward to seeing how that plays out. This first volume is good, but not great. It is, however, worth considering for young teen readers.

  • Holly Letson
    2018-09-27 03:54

    The version I read of this was an ARC (that I picked up at a library sale quite some time ago), so the pages were not completely color as they are in the mass-marketed version. Let me say that that did not get in the way at all, but I am sure the glossy color pages are prettier.-------------------- Even though Jinx is something of a smartass, she is a very fun character to get to re-know (since we already knew her as Lil' Jinx for years!) and to follow. She seems to have a huge crush on her skater friend, Greg, but doesn't want to talk about it. So, she kisses him one day while studying together. But, neither want to talk about it, so she avoids him and sulks. During the actual story, they never really talk about it, but it is slightly addressed in the extra comics. I really enjoyed this, and would love to read more *Jinx* volumes.

  • Anne
    2018-10-02 07:53

    If you like Archie comics and think high school should be like Saved by the Bell or High School Musical, you will love this book. So obviously I enjoyed it. If you hate all of those things, stay far far away.

  • Brian Williams
    2018-10-07 00:46

    My gf is librarian and she brought home this Archie Comics ARC. I enjoyed it a great deal. The writing had a lot of energy. Loved the art. The artist breathed a lot of life and character in each emotional moment.

  • Pinky
    2018-09-30 06:56

    'Lil Jinx starts high school. Lots of high school freshman stereotypes with Jinx pushing buttons at every turn - not wanting to give up her cell phone, trying out for the football team, getting annoyed with friends. Interested to see how she grows as the series progresses.

  • Kai
    2018-09-28 08:10

    I actually did not expect Little Jinx and the gang are all teenagers. New feelings, new experiences basically it's all about entering their new journey.

  • Child960801
    2018-10-04 03:59

    I never really read the lil' jinx comics growing up, but I still enjoyed this one. A typical high school story.

  • Emmaj
    2018-10-05 08:52

    Read my review at

  • Snow
    2018-09-23 06:12

    Reviewing for Booklist