Kids & Monsters Vol. 1 (REVIEW)

Oct 13, 2021


Kids & Monsters Vol. 1

The writer who brought you The Eighth and The Kill Journal has put together his third independent comic: Kids & Monsters. From the very first pages of Adam Lawson’s new project, we meet characters almost anyone can relate to; siblings whose parents don’t get along.

Written by: Adam Lawson
Art by: Maxi Dall’o
Colors by: Mike Spicer

As readers get to know Gatsby and his older sister, Mali, we see how their home-life frustrations have forced both down different paths. But, they’re set to have wild family experience, which could involve other family members. While both are relatable, I think the fan favorite will wind up being Jin-soo. That guy knows how to make an entrance.

In fact, Jin-soo’s burst on the scene is Maxi Dall’o’s (The Kill Journal & Jack Irons) first chance to show off in Kids & Monsters Vol. 1. Not only are we getting monsters and a very creepy individual trying to bring them back, but there’s also promise for some awesome action.

Have you seen this:

If you like the premise of Stranger Things, this has a similar vibes with a modern-day setting.

Lawson’s campaign is now live on Indiegogo. The first volume of Kids & Monsters Vol. 1 is 72 pages and available only through the campaign — both in hard copy and digital form. The black and White version of Kids & Monsters Vol. 1 is one of the available perks, but then you’d miss out on Mike Spicer’s (Murder Falcon, Beta Ray Bill) color work — which I think plays a significant role in the readers’ ability to relate to Lawson and Dall’o’s characters.

Looking for more comic book content? Go check out the latest episode of Geeks WorldWide Radio‘s TLDR podcast, where Joseph Gilmore and Nick Friar discuss comics weekly and talk to creators from the industry — available on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify!


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