Li’l Jinx started out as a gag comic that ran in different Archie Comics publications; the one-page stories revolved around the rather strong-willed Jinx, her father, and a small coterie of friends. The comics were funny but not particularly deep.
In writing the teen-age Jinx stories, J. Torres has kept the humor but given the characters more depth. I talked to him about Jinx, vol. 2: Little Miss Steps, which came out this week, at Comic Book Resources; Jinx is a more realistic character than the Riverdale crowd, and he gives her some interesting issues to deal with. The result is a very entertaining read that throws a few curve balls at the reader.
For Good Comics for Kids, Torres came up with five trivia questions for me and promised a preview page for each. I got three right; if you think you can do better, the trivia questions are at the bottom of the post, below the preview.
1. What is the name of Jinx’s dad?
2. What is the name of Veronica’s dad?
3. In what city does Jinx live?
4. In what city does Bingo Wilkin live?
5. In which comic (tittle and issue number) did Jinx debut?