Kim Reaper Issue #1 is out now! It has a second cover by the amazing Lissa Treiman of Giant Days and Disney fame as well.
Kim Reaper Issue #4 – and the final issue of the first arc – was released on 12th July 2017!
Written, drawn and coloured by Sarah GraleyLettered by Crank!
What’s Kim Reaper about?
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.
What people have said about Kim Reaper
Justin Roiland, Co-Creator of Rick and Morty
“It’s insane but also grounded by the human emotion known as love. Sarah’s silly comedic voice is on full display right here in this here book! I can’t wait to see where the series goes!”
Jhonen Vasquez, Creator of Invader ZIM
“I read the first issue (because I’m from the future) and it made a terrible noise come out of my face-hole. That noise… was laughins.”
Katy Farina (Steven Universe)
“Kim Reaper is one of the most charming and clever comics I’ve read in years!”
Caitlin Rose Boyle (Jonesy)
“Sarah Graley’s Kim Reaper is loud and cute and yes, goth as hell. A sweet, silly, spooky read.”
Sarah Andersen (Adulthood Is a Myth)
“Stylish and sweet, Kim Reaper is sure to leave you in giggles!”
Yasmin Sheikh (Luna the Vampire)
“Kim Reaper is awesome and you should read it. It speaks to the awkward goth girl inside all of us.”
Julia Kaye (UP and OUT)
“Kim Reaper is such a joy to read! It’s overflowing with charm, lovable characters and supernatural fun.”
Becka’s infatuation, captured so wonderfully by Graley’s expressive cartooning style, takes the two on a chaotic journey, ranging from university romantic travails to hellish underworld portals. Now’s the perfect time to jump on board with this cute new series.
…and also Entertainment Weekly again!
Graley’s bouncy cartoon style accentuates the characters’ mutual crushes as well as the insane visuals of skeletal ghouls haunting a sunken ship and a muscular man using his pet cats as armor in a fight.
It has the same kind of over-the-top, physical and nearly psychedelic humor as several Cartoon Network shows, and teeters just on the edge of being all-ages friendly. It’s fun and funny without rejecting serious themes, and offers Graley a great platform to hone her already impressive skills.
Forbidden Planet International
If you’re looking for a spooky treat with well-written characters, look no further than Kim Reaper. With this new series, Sarah Graley is set to become an even bigger comic book star, as it continues with its spooky, excellent ride. It’s a great inclusion to the UK comics scene, and it fits perfectly next to Giant Days and Oni Press’ many publications.
From the first page, Graley hits the ground running and really doesn’t let up until the very last page. The jokes are non-stop and the over-the-top reactions get grander and grander. For those not expecting something so cartoon-y it might be a bit much, but if you go into “Kim Reaper” #1 with the same mindset you would when you sit down to binge Steven Universe then you’ll likely love it.
Wonderful and charming in its execution, Kim Reaper is a cute romp into the world of the dead that is more than worth your time. Sarah Graley continues to impress with her work, providing a story that conjures magic from its pages.
Geeked Out Nation
“Kim Reaper” #1 is exactly the kind of first issue I wish more comics would strive to be. Graley jumps us right into things allowing sharp, concise dialogue to provide the context.
Geek Chic Elite
It’s cute, bubbly and perfect for the 20-something’s that are just trying to be adults. It’s pretty much everything I could ask for in a comic: LGBTQ representation, cute with a touch of darkness and relatable adult situations!
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!
If you’re a fan of cartoons, the supernatural, and a little bit of romance, Kim Reaper should be an easy buy for you. Winningly spooky with humor and heart, you can’t go wrong with a little bit of Kim Reaper’s grim.
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 like Giant Days or Bee and Puppycat, but wished they were spookier, this comic is for you.
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.
If you are looking for a deep and thoughtful story on the nature of death and dying, this is definitely not it. This is light and fun and fanciful, which is everything the cover promised it would be. I can’t wait for the rest of the story to unfold!
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.
Kim Reaper is a bright spot, full of cute art, cuter characters, funny jokes and a compelling story about death, college and romance. Graley’s comics have been putting a smile on my face for a while, and I definitely had one while reading the first issue of her new book.
If you’re obsessed with all things spooky, cute, and queer like I am, KIM REAPER is right up your alley.
Comics The Gathering
There’s vibrant colors, hilarity woven into the writing and the art, and a certain, almost intangible charm of inclusivity, diversity and compelling friendliness.
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.
Sarah Graley presents the reader with a silly and instantly hilarious tale of a crush gone funky, and the entire story is kept light-hearted and fun. Death being lighthearted, who woulda thunk-it? Kim Reaper is a lively and energetic story that caters to an assortment of readers, and it’s clear that this book had a lot of love put into it.
Black Nerd Problems
It’s a cute queer supernatural adventure that’s for the reader who want to laugh and be amused by dumb things, weird funny facial expressions and hilarious twists you didn’t see coming.
8 Six-Packs-on-Your-Forehead out of 10
The artwork and dialogue is clean as crisp and well as the story-telling.
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