Hey. Hey, you. Yeah, you. Remember 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank? Remember how it was one of the freshest comics you’ve had the pleasure of putting your grubby mitts on in a long ass time? Well, guess what? The next issue is coming out this week and Black Mask is kind enough to give us all a sneak peek at the delightful madness and craft that Matt Rosenberg, Tyler Boss, and Thomas Mauer are throwing down. Kids can be such scamps, huh? And dicks. Major dicks. But some are cool as hell. We adored the first issue (check our review here) and the second looks to be taking a welcome twist in terms of aesthetic, ever so slightly, as we inch further still to the delight of seeing four all too familiar youngsters rob a freaking bank. Wonderful. What a time to be alive. Be sure to go pick up this issue as it hits shelves and digital shelves this week, but take a looksee below to keep you sated until then. Kieron Gillen pretty much nails it with his assessment too.
“Imagine Tarantino does Goonies. And excellent.”
– KIERON GILLEN (The Wicked + The Divine, Darth Vader)
“Exploding with ambition and love of the medium!”
– BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (Saga, Y: The Last Man)
Next wednesday sees the release of the dramatic-ish second issue of breakout hit 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK. Our story resumes shortly after the events of issue one, so we can watch our four protagonists descend further into a life of crime and juvenilia, and move ever closer to maybe, in a later issue, coming near a bank. Suspense!
WHAT IS IT?
A fun crime caper about children! Eleven-year-old Paige and her weirdo friends have a problem: a gang of ex-cons need her dad’s help on a heist… the problem is those ex-cons are morons. If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she’s going to have to pull off the heist herself. Like Wes Anderson remaking Reservoir Dogs, 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is a very dark & moderately humorous story about friendship, family, growing up, and grand larceny.
WHO MADE IT?
While Tyler Boss continued to be the inker on Rucka and Lark’s excellent LAZARUS series, in 2015 he also began working as both an illustrator and cartoonist for VICE Magazine and VICE.com. Capping it all off he won MoCCAfest’s prestigious “Award For Excellence” for his self-published works SWIMMERS and FUNERAL PUDDING.
Last year writer Matthew Rosenberg was named one of the breakout writers of 2015 (Multiversity Comics) and Bleeding Cool’s 98th Most Influential Person In Comics. This was due in no small part to the success of his first creator owned book WE CAN NEVER GO HOME. While that book attracted the attention of both Marvel & DC, Matthew is dedicated to doing interesting and challenging creator-owned books and bringing new readers into comic shops.