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All Hail Grass Kings #1

A new twist on crime and high stakes at a high court from visionary creator Matt Kindt!

Few people bend the genres of crime, suspense, sci-fi, and can play on the line between drama and comedy quite like Matt Kindt. He has a mind for storytelling that is rare to find in any medium. His escalating espionage saga of Mind Mgmt will go down as one of the more gripping and most unique approaches to the spy story in the last two decades, if not longer. His sci-fi epic in the pages of Rai is a mix of Alan Moore and Phillip K. Dick that is not read nearly enough. Now comes a new take on a classic story: the challenge and potential fall of royalty in Grass Kings #1.

Is the kingdom at risk some great vast historical land? Psh, nothing so overdone. This time, Mr. Kindt and artist Tyler Jenkins, from the critically beloved but criminally under appreciated Peter Panzerfaust, brings forth a land filled with the hopeless and lost, of paupers seeking an opportunity in what they hope is a promised land. It just so happens that this promised land, the fiefdom is a trailer park kingdom. And this kingdom has not one but three rulers, three brothers who lay claim to the throne(s).

It begins with a lonely king and a damsel. Eldest brother Robert is a tragic figure despite his standing. He’s the father to a daughter that was killed in a brutal accident. He’s the husband to a wife that has disappeared and whom he presumes will never return. In the midst of this misfortunate life he encounters an enigmatic young woman named Maria. She’s fleeing from her own troubles and seeking shelter, a place to be safe and secure. Robert makes the fateful decision to take Maria in. No decisions come without risk or consequence though. Will Robert’s act of kindness lead to the ruin of the Kingdom?

Welcome to the pastoral mystery that is sure to intrigue fans of Scalped, Southern Bastards, and The Goddamned. Basically, anything Jason Aaron or “True Detective,” season one (it’s better to forget season two). Pick up this oversized debut in its beautiful prestige format on Wednesday.

Long live the Grass Kings!

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The Boom Mobile at FP

Many thanks to our friends at Boom! Studios who stopped by the shop yesterday with the Boom Mobile. They gave away gobs of free comics, graphic novels and t-shirts and a good time was had by all. One of our customers even won free NY Comic-Con tickets!

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It’s gonna be a tremendous week here at FP.  Make sure you’re checking in with us here at The Daily Planet, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter et. al for more fantastic surprises.

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New Comics Get A Boost

Dark Horse has Buffy the Vampire Slayer #39 out this week, but their hottest title to hit the stands might just be Evelyn Evelyn a hard cover graphic novel from the Dresden Dolls front woman Amanda Palmer. The GN is an account of how she “discovered” her latest musical project, that of conjoined twins Evelyn and Evelyn.

Dark Horse has been turning to rock lately for a publishing boost and I hope to heck they have another hit on their hands like they did with The Umbrella Academy. Comic Books needs all the talents it can have, no matter where they come from!

DC has more Batbooks than one can comfortably conceive of this week, but the one I’m most amped about is the Batman 80 Page Giant #1. YES, this is indie talents digging their hungry claws into the fertile ground that is Batman’s rogue gallery, a tried and true method that worked on Batman Black and White and the DC Spotlight books. But those were great books! When lightning strikes twice? Ooooh, dats nice!

Image? Oh, Image has a new one: Marineman #1. Sure, I’ll nibble. You have 1 issue to show me something new, Marineman. Ready, set, GO! Continue reading

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