OH S#!T It’s Kim & Kim #1-Review
The Previous two Kim & Kim series have been real favorites of mine. Seeing the announcement of the third series starting, on my birthday no less, was a real treat. Immediately, I dived into it. Did it live up to my expectations?
Written by: Magdalene Visaggio
Illustrated by: Eva Cabrera
Colored by: Claudia Aguirre
Lettered by: Zack Saam
$3.99 | full color | mature
IN STORES JULY 18, 2018
The Fighting Kims are back! Kim & Kim trade their denim vests and spiked chokers for tuxes and gowns as they infiltrate the glitzy space colony of Santa Palma to try and con a master thief. But, as usual, everything goes to hell… and it’s definitely Kim Q’s fault. Come on, Kim. Get your life together. A brand new ongoing series from writer Magdalene Visaggio, artist Eva Cabrera, colorist Claudia Aguirre, letterer Zakk Saam, and editor Katy Rex, the original creative team behind the GLAAD & Eisner nominated Kim & Kim!
This issue was really fun. It also differs from the previous two series because it’s literally telegraphing the plan the Fighting Kim’s have from the very beginning. Well, it’s Kim D’s plan. Of course, we suspect that Kim Q’s impulsive nature is gonna screw it up, like it did in the first series. The second series turned this on its head by having Kim D’s impulses screw everything up. Here, we’re treated to our heroes demonstrating that they’re not as good as we or they think that they are.
The new character Xue Peng is an amazing addition. I always like characters that are fantastic at what they do. The fact they use the master recording of “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” to draw her into their plan. Of course, that’s not the final plan for the Kims, but Kim D is trying to be the brains of the outfit. I’m really looking forward to seeing the three person dynamic, especially since Xue Peng has demonstrated some amorous intent in Kim D’s direction. If it’s developed, it’ll be interesting to see Kim Q’s reaction to it.
The art holds up to the same standards as the previous two series, especially the second one. It’s a very unique style. It sets the series apart from a lot of the other comics out there, especially those that are aiming for the irreverent, mature readers in the marketplace. It’s attractive, has a little bit of a manga feel to it, but not enough that it seems to be masquerading as genuine manga. It’s also really nice to see some really intense action in this issue, in an environment that feels real. I suspect we’ll see more of these characters in the series, which would be nice since they’re visually different from other characters that we’re used to seeing in this series.
Final Rating: 9.0 (out of 10)