Grass Kings #1

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Tyler Jenkins Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

From The New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and Peter Panzerfaust artist Tyler Jenkins comes a rural mystery series chronicling the tragic lives of the Grass Kings, three brothers and rulers of a trailer park kingdom, a fiefdom of the hopeless and lost, of the desperate poor seeking a promised land.
Eldest brother Robert leads a grief-stricken life, having lost his daughter to a tragic accident, followed by his wife disappearing one morning never to return.
When an enigmatic young woman named Maria flees to their community in search of safe haven, Robert takes her in. Will his decision lead to ruin and retributi more

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Mar 9, 2017

    Not only the Pick of the Week, but if the series stays this strong, this will arguably be one of the best books of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Mar 8, 2017

    By the end of the book, we realize there is a reason the outsider from Cargill came to Grass Kingdom, he's looking for a missing girl. We see King Robert, and then a quick chain of events that was confusing, but very intriguing that I won't spoil. I cannot wait to read more Grass Kings. I want to see why the girl has come to the Grass Kingdom, or what brought her there. I would recommend this series to fans of Twin Peaks, Briggs Land, and any fans of stories with small towns filled with wild characters, mystery, and chaos. This story seems like it will be packed with characters that shoot first and ask questions later characters, and I will be right there grabbing each issue to read more of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Mar 6, 2017

    Fascinating, gorgeously illustrated and beautifully executed, Grass Kings is a series that flat-out demands your attention. While this is definitely a patient, understated opening issue, Kindt and Jenkins are working together in perfect synergy here, creating an almost palpable level of excitement as this all-too-believable story is gradually revealed. Highest of recommendations for this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Zach Mar 8, 2017

    GRASS KINGS #1's compelling characters and breathtaking artwork more than compensate for the slightly derivative small town mystery plot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) Mar 12, 2017

    Grass Kings #1 is an enchantingly bleak debut for what could very well prove to be one of the most talked-about comics of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Mar 13, 2017

    Kindt and Jenkins have created a very unique debut issue with Grass Kings. From the artistic style to the smart script, this is a really great start to what seems to be another hit series from Boom! Studios. Check out Grass Kings #1 and see what the kingdom is all about. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Columbus Comics Corner Mar 11, 2017

    We're given a tour of Grass Kingdom to familiarize us with the lay of the land. Great first issue to introduce you to the characters you'll be seeing more of. There's something weird going on we know that much. The overall mystery of this town and the things that occur we'll have me sticking around to see where this first arc goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 8, 2017

    The Grass Kingdom is a refuge for people wanting to live for themselves. This community is built upon people wanting to live apart from society and have a place under their own control. Three brothers rule the Grass Kingdom and control who comes into their refuge. When Bruce one of the three brothers is escorting a man out of town many questions are raised. Why is this land ruled deferentially, how come they can control who comes in and are they possibly harvesting a killer? Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Slackjaw Punks - Garret Tumey Mar 7, 2017

    Grass Kings is definitely something different than your typical extremist group who lives on the fringe of society. The Grass Kingdom has a rich history based on the land and the people who live there. The characters seem so rooted into the community and genuine to the place. The art is very amazing, with watercolors reminiscent of Jeff Lamire. Including refined backgrounds and spread's that bring the Grass Kingdom to life. The unexpected twist at the end also has me very interested in the next issue. Be sure to grab the first issue and take a trip to the Grass Kingdom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty Mar 8, 2017

    Grass Kings is a book that came out of nowhere for me. Maybe I missed the announcements or maybe I just don't pay enough attention. But I was totally caught off guard with this book. I am intrigued to see where this story is going to go. I predict that it will be a good one. There's a good mystery surrounding the story, what we are given in the last page of issue #1. There's a great creative team behind it. Grass Kings has a lot going for it. And I am ready to take it all in. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 9, 2017

    This is the kind of slow burn book that requires a bit of faith on the part of the reader, but with creators like these, we're betting they'll deliver. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Mar 8, 2017

    It's not a total detraction of course, to visit this fully realized world in its apparent entirety, but it is an overwhelming first issue. Both in a good way and bad. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Sam Wildman Mar 15, 2017

    As far as first issues go, this one was pretty good. It was pretty exposition heavy but I liked the way they did it. I probably would have liked for the plot to move ahead a little bit more but Robert discovering the girl in the water coupled with the issues ending panel keep you interested enough to come back for a second issue. Really, the best part of this book was the artwork by Tyler Jenkins. I love his work; he's got a great style. And it works well with the diluted, water-color inspired coloring throughout. All in all, Grass Kings has a lot of potential. I'm looking forward to seeing how things progress in later issues. Read Full Review

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