Grass Kings #14 Review: Who is the Thin-Air Killer?

Grass Kings #14 Review: Who is the Thin-Air Killer?

Posted by May 1, 2018 Comment

Grass Kings #14
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Writer: Matt Kindt, Artist: Tyler Jenkins, Color Artist: Hilary Jenkins, Letters: Jim Campbell, Cover by: Tyler Jenkins, Variant Cover by: Matt Kindt, Designer: Grace Park, Editor: Eric Harburn, Special Thanks: Jasmine Omiri and Scott Newman, Publisher: Boom! Studios, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

Bruce continues his investigation into the Humbert’s, and we learn of Humbert Sr.’s clashes with the FBI in the “Thin-Air Killer” investigation. He later runs into an unexpected ally in his effort to bring down the Humbert’s. In the present, Robert of the Grass Kingdom tries to broker peace with the federal force laying siege to the Kingdom.

Grass Kings #14 cover by Tyler Jenkins
Grass Kings #14 cover by Tyler Jenkins

Don’t worry, I’m not going to dive into another in-depth analysis of Grass Kings while comparing it to a recently released videogame this time.

What I am going to do is continue to praise the nuance and subtlety of Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins’ series, as this installment of Grass Kings continued to keep me hooked throughout its runtime.

While the action has died down in this issue, the intensity and sense that it’s all about to come to an end have not. It’s almost apocalyptic; the Grass Kingdom’s days are numbered.

The revelations about the Thin-Air Killer are interesting and lead to yet more mysteries to come. The solution may not be as clear-cut as Bruce had hoped, but it will all-but certainly make for a captivating finale to this series.

Grass Kings #14 art by Tyler Jenkins and Hilary Jenkins
Grass Kings #14 art by Tyler Jenkins and Hilary Jenkins

The artwork of Tyler Jenkins continues to be the gritty and faded aesthetic that has helped make this series what it is. It creates this atmosphere of a forgotten and remote corner of America, which, coincidentally, is what this series happens to be about. Hilary Jenkins’ color work is once more the faded and light work that it has been, and it continues to look great.

Grass Kings #14 continues the series’ streak of showing the complex and difficult life of those in and around the Grass Kingdom. It’s a compelling read, and the art of Tyler and Hilary Jenkins makes it one of the most visually unique books on the market. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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About Joshua Davison

Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.

(Last Updated May 1, 2018 1:11 am )

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