Black Badge is certainly directed more at young adult readers. The four kids I imagine are what a lot of kids want to be: heroes. It’s what I wanted to be: caught up in an adventure; saving people’s lives; fighting the bad guys. So, there is something relatable, something that strikes a chord in the me of yesteryear.
Tyler and Hilary Jenkins are a wonderful artistic team. Hilary’s vibrant colors bring to life beautiful landscapes for these dramas to take place in, which is good because, a lot of times, Tyler lets the characters stand in empty spaces, letting the placement of where the characters are tell a story that words alone can’t.
For those of you that read my reviews, you know that I hold Matt Kindt in high regard as a creator. He is one of the best comic writers out there, and while this first issue of Black Badge may not break any ground, it’s a solid start, and I’m curious to see where they’ll take it.
Creative Team: Matt Kindt (story), Tyler Jenkins (art), Hilary Jenkins (colors), Jim Campbell (letters), Eric Harburn (editor), Scott Newman (designer)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
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