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.
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.
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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