Kim Reaper #1
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Kim Reaper #1

Writer: Sarah Graley Artist: Sarah Graley Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. UNLIKE most university students, Kim's job is pretty dang cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intense unrequited crush. UNLIKE most university students, Becka's crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn't know that. Unaware of the ghoulish drama she's about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date! But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that wi more

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Apr 5, 2017

    You should read Kim Reaper. I rarely see a comic that is written, drawn, and colored by the same person when it comes to reviews like this and I find it to be spectacular that Graley pulls this feat off and pulls it off well. The characters are fantastic, the story is hilarious, and the world is interesting. Go check it out! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Crusaders - Kittie Pop Apr 12, 2017

    As the story progresses, it is clear that Sarah has written a truly silly and vivacious story that is sure to throw a smile upon many faces with its sheer quirkiness. Also, there are lots of kitties, and who can go wrong with kitties? Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Apr 6, 2017

    A genuinely funny debut issue from an immensely talented creator. Do not miss this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Apr 5, 2017

    Kim Reaper#1 is a cute, funny comic centered around a queer romance that anyone who has had an unreciprocated crush or a job that consumed their life can relate to. If you likeGiant DaysorBee and Puppycat, but wished they were spookier, this comic is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Apr 6, 2017

    “Kim Reaper” #1 is the comic any gothy teen will fall in love with. It's the kind of comic book folks my age, who used to live in Hot Topic, will eat up. It's funny, cute and beautifully brought to life through expressive art. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Lindsey Mott Apr 5, 2017

    Despite its slow start, KIM REAPER #1 has an amazingly cute concept and a ton of potential. Although Kim and Becka are not entirely convincing characters yet, Graley succeeds in making them relatable. Ultimately, the people who will like this comic know who they are. If you're obsessed with all things spooky, cute, and queer like I am, KIM REAPER is right up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Apr 5, 2017

    It’s hard to tell right now if Becka and Kim will get together, if their budding friendship is the driving force here, if Kim’s struggles with her job might be or whatever else Graley throws at them. Ultimately, the issue could’ve done a little better setting up the focal points of the series, but if the rest of the issues are as charming as this, I’m here for them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd Apr 10, 2017

    Overall, Kim Reaper #1 is a good first start to what I imagine will be a fun and imaginative series. There is a lot of potential here, considering the subject matter. Where this story could go has me interested in returning to this series. A great book for those who like amusing and offbeat stories with a lot of heart and well-meaning intentions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Apr 4, 2017

    The artwork and dialogue is clean as crisp and well as the story-telling. Though I should point out, (If you are not aware of already) Becka is a curious character wanting to have a relationship with the same sex. Whether or not Becka will have these crush-like feels remains to be seen. Just throwing it out there. An interesting comic book and look forward reading Becka and Kim's adventures in love and death. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Levi Remington Apr 5, 2017

    The success of Kim Reaper rides firmly on the hinges of your sense of humor. If your heart has grown cold and weary of the outlandish and juvenile, then maybe take a pass. But for those who gravitate toward the odd and amusing, this is a worthy and delightfully silly diversion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 5, 2017

    Kim Reaper is more than just a great title. It's a refreshing take on the idea of the Grim Reaper that's not all doom and gloom. Instead of a skeleton in a dark robe, it's a cool goth chick with a scythe and an attitude. You can see why Becka is so interested in her. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Apr 5, 2017

    Overall, I think Kim Reaper is a well-done comic thats written for a specific audience. I dont think that audience is me, but the two leads might be charismatic enough for me to give the book another chance. Well see where Im at a month from now. In the interim, if anything about this does sound like its maybe your thing, give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Apr 9, 2017

    Ill admit, the premise is original, and the sequence at the end was on its way to inspired; give it a different tone and art style, and it might just be interesting. Unfortunately I found the whole comic unnecessary. Oni has a lineup of great, cartoony comics; Kim Reaper falls badly into the you might also like bin. Read Full Review

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