Exclusive: Carly Usdin’s “Heavy Vinyl” Is Getting a New Original Graphic Novel!

It’s a great time to be a Carly Usdin stan: In addition to her short film, Misdirection — which is hitting the festival circuit hard this summer; and which was so beloved at A-Camp, the audience asked for it to be screened a second time — BOOM! Studios announced today that she’s teaming back up with artist Nina Vakueva for a new Heavy Vinyl original graphic novel! Yes, your favorite music store gal pals/secret fight club are returning! Would you like an exclusive peek at the cover? Well, of course you would.

“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!!” Carly Usdin said. “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.”

Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O will be available in March 2020. You can follow BOOM!, Carly, and Nina on Twitter to stay up to date and find out more!

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!!!! I love heavy vinyl and have just been itching for more!!! It’s one of those comics I actually got non comics folks to read and like so I’m I get to share more with them. Can’t wait to see what’s in store 😁

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