Grim #1

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Flaviano Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 11, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 14
8.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Jessica Harrow is dead. But her journey has only just begun!

Discover the world of the afterlife, where Jessica has been recruited as a Reaper, tasked with ferrying countless souls to their final destination.

But unlike the rest of the Reapers, she has no memory of what killed her and put her into this predicament.

In order to unravel the mystery of her own demise, she'll have to solve an even bigger one - where is the actual GRIM REAPER?

From acclaimed writer Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn) and fan favorite artist Flaviano (New Mutants) comes a bold new vision of what comes after, and the nature of deat more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 11, 2022

    This is a great, fun read that takes a bunch of well known ideas and thoughts of death and the reaper, mixes them around to produce something new. Under the clever writing of Phillips and the gorgeous art of Flaviano, death and dying has never been as fun or looked as good. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Tim Adams May 11, 2022

    The 1-2 combination of Phillips' pacing and fluid dialogue, mixed with stunning visual panels from Flaviano, Renzi, and Napolitano makes Grim #1 a gratifying read for fans of their previous works, or curious new readers looking for the next great series to latch onto. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    GWW - Jessica Chaleff May 9, 2022

    It's been a while since I felt drawn to a comic series, and this one has me intrigued. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley May 13, 2022

    Deftly written and beautifully illustrated, "Grim #1 carves out its own space in a cluttered subgenre. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott May 11, 2022

    I found this exploration of the afterlife refreshing, and the 70's rock references sublime. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 11, 2022

    Grim #1 has already sold out at the distributor level and might be hard to find at shops. There's a second printing coming in June and I fully expect that to sell out too, so hurry and don't miss out on what is one of the best debuts of the year so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Hank Essman May 10, 2022

    Grim is a stylish look at reapers for-hire in a mundane afterlife. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 11, 2022

    Grim #1takes a creative look at the concept of death, featuring some beautiful artwork and a killer story hook. BOOM! has been delivering a steady stream of original comics, and this is one of their best launches yet. I'm already looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham May 17, 2022

    Grim #1 is a terrific story about the difficulties of life and death scenarios. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 11, 2022

    While not the strongest first issue ever, Grim #1 is still a gripping first issue with a unique visual flair and tight writing. Grim's familiarity works in its favor and innovative in its presentation. I'll be sticking around for the next issue for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 10, 2022

    The entire creative team is at their best in Grim #1.This journey from the land of the living is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Impulse Gamer - Lyla Saudi May 30, 2022

    This was a good start to what I can imagine is going to be a great (and enjoyable) series to read. I have so many questions about Jessica Harrow, which probably wont be answered in the next issue, but I am still excited to see what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 11, 2022

    Another intriguing new series from BOOM! Studios then, and while this is certainly more of an appetizer than a main course, there are enough intriguing storyline seeds being sown to make anyone picking this first issue up feel fairly confident about forking out for the second. A sharp, stylish take on the afterlife, this series has a ton of potential and is well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn May 13, 2022

    The latest soul Jessica escorts to the afterlife tries to steal her scythe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor May 14, 2022

    I've really been enjoying the macabre books that BOOM! Studios have been putting out recently and GRIM #1 is no exception. A thoroughly intriguing tale which is well written and matched by superb artwork. If you like death, mystery and suspense, then this should be on your reading list. Even if you don't, pick this book up because I can assure you that you won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comics Bookcase - Clyde Hall May 11, 2022

    Jessica Harrows afterlife and mysterious death pull her into the world of the reapers, though. And in Grim #1, with Phillips, Flaviano, Renzi, and Napolitano serving as our Charons, they ferry us right across with her. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite May 15, 2022

    If you can find a copy, give Grim a look. If not, give it a month or two for Boom to reprint the comic. There are many worse things than familiarity. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Deathstar May 23, 2022

    What a high-quality comic!

    I got that issue with Foil Cover.
    I'm so happy about it. This is my first Foil Cover.
    And it's absolute rad!

    I started reading this comic while a storm outside breaks loose
    while hearing "Grim Reaper Song" [] (starting with "X Ray Dog - Sorcerer").
    The first part of the comic was breathtaking and I enjoyed every detailed
    - especially the truly awesome colors. That was a unique setting!
    The second part unfolds more details of the "new world" convincingly.

    Interesting start - I am curious how the story continues.

  • 8.5
    daspidaboy May 21, 2022

    very interested in this series. Cant wait to see what happens.

  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Jul 7, 2023

    This was a strong and intriguing start to this series. While I do think this, somewhat, suffers from first issue setup, I enjoyed this and I think there's a lot of interesting ideas here. The characters here are compelling and I think there's a lot of potential in terms of exploring them further as times goes on. Plus, Flaviano's art here is great and he really adds to this book.

  • 8.0
    retcon_D May 23, 2022

    Pretty interesting! Love the way it's illustrated. Definitely a concept I feel we've seen before, but I'm willing to give this one a spin.

  • 8.0
    Jawsh May 11, 2022

    Off to a strong start.
    While the story and execution (lol) are pretty standard for these sort of tales, GRIM has enough spunk, energy, and identity to keep me interested. With a group of characters and world and lore brimming with potential, Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano have what they need to make an interesting new series.

  • 7.5
    Briton May 28, 2022

    Rather unoriginal, and hardly inspiring much hope of a decent series.

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui May 13, 2022

    A concept that has been done before so I'll hold judgement for now but how many times do I have to see one more soul not willing to move to the afterlife story with many caretakers' team ups straight out of the futuristic 80s. Flaviano is absolutely dialed in and his art is crisp, clean and tight lined or muddied when it's suited. We'll see what the twist is but this is a decent start for a good comic to a new reader but nothing ground breaking to someone that has consumed other similar stories.

  • 4.0
    pizzamain May 26, 2022

    feels like a bill and ted spinoff

  • 9.5
    Happywifelife May 15, 2022

  • 9.5
    The Chosen One May 10, 2022

  • 9.0
    DXthegame415 Jun 6, 2022

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Jun 6, 2022

  • 8.5
    Swanktub May 14, 2022

  • 8.0
    Watchtower022 May 14, 2022

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