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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: Grass Kings Vol. 1 SC

Grass Kings Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Letterer: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Price: $17.99

From The New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and artist Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) comes the Eisner Award-nominated rural mystery series chronicling the tragic lives of the Grass Kings, three brothers and rulers of a self-sufficient trailer park kingdom – a fiefdom of the hopeless and lost seeking a promised land.

The grass kingdom is run by middle brother Robert, who has been grief-stricken since losing his daughter years ago. When a mysterious young woman flees to their community in search of safety, Robert takes her in. As her true identity comes to light, Robert must decide if his chance at atonement is worth risking the entire Kingdom.

Collects issues #1-6

Grass Kings Vol. 1 SC

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

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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