4 Kids Walk Into A Bank TP

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank TP

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4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is the darkly comedic story of four burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans.
When a group of bumbling criminals show up in her father's life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices - let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or enlist her three best friends to do the job first. Paige picks the bad one.
180ish pages of full color comic-booking about friendship, family, growing up, and grand larceny from rising star writer Matthew Rosenberg (WE CAN NEVER GO HOME, KINGPIN, SECRET WARRIORS) and equally rising star artist Tyler Boss (LAZARUS, CALEXIT, Vice Magazine). This vollume collects the complete series that Kieron Gilled (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, DARTH VADER) described as "Imagine Tarantino does Goonies. And excellent." and Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, Y THE LAST MAN) said was "Exploding with ambition and love of the medium!" Collects issues 1-5.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 168 x 257 x 13mm | 472g
  • Epitaph
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • 1628751886
  • 9781628751888
  • 21,916

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NEW YORK TIMES -- The premise of Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss's 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK (Black Mask, paper, $14.99) is deliciously twisted: A smart, angry 12-year-old girl named Paige discovers that her father's former criminal associates are forcing him to help them rob a bank, and decides to save him by robbing it herself first, with the aid of her three role-playing game buddies. But the story is mostly a showcase for Rosenberg and Boss's Looney Tunes formalism, from its Saul Bass-style cover design onward. Characters are introduced with captions detailing their stats ('Getaway driver with an 85 percent success rate. +2 Dexterity'); action scenes are drawn as diagrams, and conversations as RPG fantasies; the sound effects for a pair of handcuffs closing and opening are 'BUSTED' and 'UNBUSTED.' For every experiment that works, there's one that flops, which still leaves three or four successes on any given page.
All of that fun, though, is in the service of the sucker punch tonal shifts that arrive whenever '4 Kids' seems to be going in a predictable direction. This is a tragedy trying to avoid recognition by wearing a disposable comedy mask. Paige thinks she's in an I-love-it-when-a-plan-comes-together heist story, but she's actually in an everything-goes-horribly-wrong heist story. And her friends, having grown up on tales where plucky kids can play detective (or criminal) and save the day, aren't prepared for what happens when blood starts flowing.
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226 ratings
4.31 out of 5 stars
5 46% (103)
4 43% (98)
3 8% (19)
2 3% (6)
1 0% (0)
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