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Preview: Black Badge #12

Black Badge #12

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover:
Matt Kindt
     Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Price: $3.99

The Badges finally face off against the dastardly Honour Society, with the fate of the future hanging in the balance.

Black Badge #12

Preview: Black Badge #11

Black Badge #11

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Matt Kindt
    Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Price: $3.99

As the current Black Badge team learns more about their predecessors, a rift grows between the two generations—one that could mean the end of the entire Scout program.

Black Badge #11

Preview: Black Badge Vol. 1 HC

Black Badge Vol. 1 HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Matt Kindt
Price: $29.99

Meet the Black Badges, a top-secret branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions that no adult ever could. Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite—the best of the best. The missions they’re tasked with are dangerous, and will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their objective and tracking down a lost team member. A member who disappeared years ago…presumed dead.

Reuniting New York Times bestselling author Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and illustrator Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) following their multiple Eisner Award-nominated series Grass Kings, Black Badge is a haunting look at foreign policy, culture wars, and isolationism through the lens of kids who know they must fix the world that adults have broken.

Black Badge Vol. 1 HC

Preview: Black Badge #10

Black Badge #10

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Matt Kindt
    Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Price: $3.99

The Badges continue to unravel the mysterious history of the program, learning the secret history of their parents…and their role in the threats the Badges must now face!

Black Badge #10

Preview: Black Badge #9

Black Badge #9

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Matt Kindt
    Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Price: $3.99

THE SECRET ORIGIN OF THE BLACK BADGES IS REVEALED!

The Black Badge program is a covert ops tradition, passed down through generations…and now we’ll meet the original members. And discover their darkest secret.

Black Badge #9

Preview: Black Badge #8

Black Badge #8

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Matt Kindt
    Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Tonči Xonjić
Price: $3.99

The Badge of Champions competition reaches its bloody conclusion, and the Black Badges uncover secrets generations in the making.

Black Badge #8

ECCC 2019: Lion Forge Announces At the End of Your Tether by Adam Smith, V.V. Glass, and Hilary Jenkins

Lion Forge kicked off day two of Emerald City Comic Con with the announcement of At the End of Your Tether, an all-new original series from Adam Smith, V.V. Glass, and Hilary Jenkins, set to debut this June!

It’s 1997 and Ludo is heartbroken. Arlo was the only real bond he had made in a stiff military upbringing. But since a move to a different air base led to their breakup, Ludo has been acting out—fights in school, skipping classes… He feels directionless now, and it’s beginning to weigh on him.

News of a trip back to their former home means that he will have to face Arlo at some point, so to ease his nerves, he gives her a quick phone call. Big laughs and a familiar sort of cadence in her voice don’t just instantly calm him down — they make him excited to see her. But when his family shows up at the base the next day, they find out Arlo has been missing…for a week. 

Ludo can’t figure it all out. He had only spoken to her the night before. Why didn’t she say anything about being in danger? Where the hell is she? Ludo sees an opportunity to redeem himself and takes it upon himself to find her. It’s the first time since leaving that he feels he has a purpose; something he can fix.  

But as Ludo gets further into the investigation, and details of her disappearance begin to surface, he starts to question how well everyone on base, in town, and even he really knew her. Gone without a trace, the girl he once knew everything about has now become a mystery. Where is Arlo Quinones?

The three-issue limited series features a brand-new expanded 48-page reading experience at a value price of $5.99 and is being offered to retailers as fully returnable. This is the second series in Lion Forge’s new double issue format, which debuts with Palle Schmidt’s Stiletto!

At the End of Your Tether

Preview: Black Badge #7

Black Badge #7

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Matt Kindt
    Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Jay Shaw
Price: $3.99

The Badge of Champions reaches its bloody conclusion—which troop will reign supreme, and what terrible secrets will be revealed?

Black Badge #7

Review: Black Badge #6

Black Badge #6

The Black Badge program has been around for generations, and has a storied history to match. The Black Badge program is built on legacies, on recommendations, on families. How many fathers have sent their sons to a new class of Black Badges. This issue looks back at a previous generation of Black Badge, and the family ties that connect them to the current generation.

When somebody told me this book was basically “boy scouts are recruited to be assassins,” I knew that I was going to be reading this book without ever touching the previous five issues. And holy crap was I not disappointed.

As a jumping on point, this was a really easy place to get into the story. The gist of a Kingsman-like training facility for kids is effectively conveyed before the story proper starts, allowing new readers to start with a comic that is absolutely needs to be read.

Matt Kindt, perhaps one of the best writers in comics right now, delivers a story that had my jaw on the floor by the second page. He doesn’t shy away from the shit that men put women through on a daily basis when the discussion to establish the Pink Badges occurs very early in the comic, and he delivers this in a frank and disarming way. It’s out of the blue, and shocking in the simplistic verbal brutality, but that’s the entire point. It’s simple. It’s frank. It’s brutal. And it’s all too real. Up until this page, Tyler Jenkins (illustrations) and Hilary Jenkins (colours) had been reminiscing in the past with sepia tones over art that’s not quite impressionistic but isn’t exactly “classical” comic style, either. But when the story shifts, to the aforementioned page, the colours are surprisingly warm; the figures depicted on the page are not.

Amazingly, the rest of the book doesn’t disappoint after the incredible start, and by the time the final page arrived I found myself wondering where the the comic went, so I read it again. And again.

Without going into story specifics with the remainder of the comic, the thematic element established early continues on, albeit in a less in-your-face (but oddly no less subtle) manner. It is absolutely worth you figuring out what’s meant by that on your own, because Kindt, Jenkins and Jenkins do not let off on the quality of the comic at all. How Black Badge passed me by, and how this isn’t being talked about more is beyond me.

Fuck me, but this book was brilliant. Add it to your pull list today, and I promise you you won’t regret it.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: Tyler Jenkins 
Colours: Hilary Jenkins Letters: Jim Campbell 
Story: 9.6 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy. Buy it right now.

Boom provided a FREE copy for review

Preview: Black Badge #6

Black Badge #6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Matt Kindt
    Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Julian Totino Tedesco
Price: $3.99

The Black Badge program has been around for generations, and has a storied history to match. The Black Badge program is built on legacies, on recommendations, on families. How many fathers have sent their sons to a new class of Black Badges?

Black Badge #6
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