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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

Preview: Black Badge #5

Black Badge #5

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

With the summer over, the Badges return to school to maintain their cover as normal children. But this glimpse into the everyday world forces them to confront a life in which they were never recruited.

Preview: Grass Kings Vol. 3 HC

Grass Kings Vol. 3 HC

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

The Eisner Award-nominated series comes to a close as the Grass Kingdom wards off attacks from both outwards and within. Their kingdom is crumbling, their trust in one another is shaken, yet the three brothers must find a way to put their differences aside and defend the sacred land that’s been passed down through generations.

From New York Times bestselling author Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and illustrator Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust), Grass Kings Volume Three concludes the critically-acclaimed rural mystery series that examines the lengths man will go to protect their own.

Collects issues #12-15.

Preview: Black Badge #4

Black Badge #4

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

The Black Badges are invited to the compete in the Badge of Champions—a gigantic secret convention where scouts from competing disciplines meet every year for a cut-throat survival course. The objective is to win—no matter the cost.

Preview: Black Badge #3

Black Badge #3

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

On a dangerous extraction mission in Pakistan, the Black Badge team is forced to see the terrible consequences of war, and the people who get lost in the battle of nations.

Preview: Black Badge #2

Black Badge #2

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

While on a mission to locate political prisoners in Siberia, the Black Badge team meets another group of young operatives who call themselves the Mounties. With the mission on the line, will they be able to work with this other team or will the two teams turn on one another?

Preview: Black Badge #1

Black Badge #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Matt Kindt
Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Incentive Cover: Jeff Lemire
Unlocked Retailer Variant: John Paul Leon
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the Eisner Award-nominated team behind Grass Kings, reunite for a new ongoing series about a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions.

Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions they take are dangerous, and they will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their mission and tracking down a lost team member. A member who disappeared years ago, presumed dead.

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.

Preview: Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Fairies HC

Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Fairies HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Smith, Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins, Celia Lowenthal
Artist: Matt Smith, Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins, Celia Lowenthal
Cover Artist: Stan Sakai
Colorists: Dan Jackson, Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $24.99

It’s not the stories you tell, but how they are told.

The critically acclaimed Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Fairies showcases four enchanting tales of fairies and their mystical realms, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series.

Featuring an eclectic set of stories by some of today’s most original talent, including Matt Smith (Lake of Fire), Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), and introducing Benjamin Schipper and Celia Lowenthal, this stunning hardcover edition also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the process and care taken in adapting each of the these timeless tales.

Collects the complete 4-issue series.

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