Grendel Kentucky #1

Writer: Jeff McComsey Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards Publisher: AWA Release Date: September 2, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

For two generations, the rural hill town of Grendel, Kentucky has honored its Faustian bargain with the monster living in its abandoned coal mine: a human sacrifice every season in return for agrarian prosperity the likes of which this rocky region had never before seen (including its greatest cash crop: the dankest weed in the land). When one town elder breaks this pact, Grendel's only hope is that its prodigal daughter will return home to face down the creature of her nightmares-and bring her all-female biker gang with her.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Sep 2, 2020

    This is a solid if slow start to a beautifully drawn series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Sep 2, 2020

    This is an intriguing first issue that leaves the horror on the fringes, taking its time to set up what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Sep 1, 2020

    An intriguing debut issue, while still early days for the mini-series there are enough hooks to keep readers coming back for the next issue. The comic has a unique, audible feel to it, and this extra layer is a nice touch and will leave the reader wondering why more comics don’t make use of the SFX. The writing is evocative of Sons of Anarchy, and the art style is perfectly suited to bringing Grendel to life. Another exciting debut issue from AWA. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Father_Gascoigne Sep 4, 2020

    This title is my introduction to AWA, a publisher I've been HEARING a lot about but have never actually read anything from, it's also one of about half a dozen #1s I've read this week, so I've been inundated with plenty of new worlds and mythologies.

    Basically, biker gangs and white trash have a pact with something that lives in a cave and it has to be fed or else they can't make a bunch of money selling weed, or something. Like Lonely Receiver, it has moments of promise; and at only 4 issues long, I'll definitely finish it, but I can't help but feel like this will end on a flat note providing no sense of satisfaction for taking the time to finish the story.

    Here's to hoping for the best with this.

  • 10
    DeadManSoul Sep 3, 2020

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Sep 3, 2020

  • 7.5

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