The Lollipop Kids #1
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The Lollipop Kids #1

Writer: Adam Glass, Aidan Glass Artist: Diego Yapur Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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NEW SERIES! When immigrants came to the new world they didn't only bring their hopes and dreams, they also brought their MONSTERS.
Years ago, early settlers locked these monsters away in a secret prison deep in the woods of New Amsterdam so that they would never return to the Old World again. Those woods have since become Central Park and now the monsters have escaped! Nick, a 14-year-old Harlem resident, finds out that he is a "legacy" to a secret society that for the last 400 years has kept monsters in check. Now Nick and a ragtag group of kids just like him have to put the monsters back before they get out of the park and destroy the c more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 9, 2018

    The Lollipop Kids has a wonderfully developed lead who finds himself confronted by supernatural foes and new friends as he searches for his sister. The peek into the history of this group has me very interested at what they can do and the pantheon of creatures that they will battle has me eager to see all the monsters. The visuals are very strong, creating reality and the fantastic well. Heck, even the letters are strong visual elements of this book. You'd be a sucker not to pick up The Lollipop Kids. I'm looking forward to where this is going. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 3, 2018

    I had little idea what to expect going into this book since I hadn't read anything about it but Adam Glass and Diego Yapur nailed it right out of the gate. It's a slow build with what it's working with here as it's focused on introducing us to a perfectly normal kid by all accounts who deals with dyslexia. While it does introduce us to a larger story with the immigrants and their dangerous creatures of myth, it's about Nick at its heart, and hopefully, some of these other kids will get explored as well. Nick is an engaging character almost from the start and I'm eager to see how he fits in with this group and its dynamic and to see what other creatures we're going to end up dealing with. It's a great read, if heavy on the exposition, and it looks fantastic. Very recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Oct 8, 2018

    The art is where the book shines. Its unique and detailed and pretty accurate. The atmosphere is enhanced by the colors as well. Thus, when I flipped through The Lollipop Kids, I really thought I was going to like it, so it hit kind of hard when I was sorely disappointed. I will give it a second chance by checking out issue two, so I hope that the writing is vastly better going forward. For now, I cant in good conscience give it high praise, even though the idea behind it is really cool. To top it all off, the editing is terrible, as I stumbled over error upon error. Come on AfterShock, you need to up your game. Its a disservice to hardworking creators to not help them out by finding and fixing mistakes and to not encourage them to improve their storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Sep 10, 2018

    It's just a solid issue that gave me more than I was expecting. Read Full Review

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