4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK #1
Written by: Matthew Rosenberg
Art by: Tyler Boss
Lettered by: Thomas Mauer
Published by Black Mask Studios
In Stores: April 27th
WHAT IS IT?
A fun crime caper about children! Eleven-year-old Paige and her weirdo friends have a problem: a gang of ex-cons need her dad’s help on a heist… the problem is those ex-cons are morons. If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she’s going to have to pull off the heist herself. Like Wes Anderson remaking Reservoir Dogs, 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is a very dark & moderately humorous story about friendship, family, growing up, and grand larceny.
WHO MADE IT?
While Tyler Boss continued to be the inker on Rucka and Lark’s excellent LAZARUS series, in 2015 he also began working as both an illustrator and cartoonist for VICE Magazine and VICE.com. Capping it all off he won MoCCAfest’s prestigious “Award For Excellence” for his self published works SWIMMERS and FUNERAL PUDDING.
Last year writer Matthew Rosenberg was named one of the breakout writers of 2015 (Multiversity Comics) and Bleeding Cool’s 98th Most Influential Person In Comics. This was due in no small part to the success of his first creator owned book WE CAN NEVER GO HOME. While that book attracted the attention of both Marvel & DC, Matthew is dedicated to doing interesting and challenging creator-owned books and bringing new readers into comic shops.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
“Imagine Tarantino does Goonies. And excellent.” – KIERON GILLEN (The Wicked + The Divine, Darth Vader)
“There are any number of things I could say about 4 Kids, about Matthew Rosenberg’s sharp, smart writing or Tyler Boss’ elegant and evocative art, and it’d be praise, all of it, but the highest praise I can give is this — it kicks ass. It kicks ass so thoroughly that I want issue 2, and I want it now. I can’t think of a higher compliment I can pay to any serialized story.”
- GREG RUCKA (Lazarus, Black Magick)
“4 Kids Walk Into A Bank? More like Charles walks into a book he really likes. Maybe it’s both! It’s definitely both.”
- CHARLES SOULE (Daredevil, Death of Wolverine)
“You absolutely do NOT want to miss 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK this April. Rosenberg & Boss are BRILLIANT. It’s easily the best comic I’ve read so far this year.”
- JAMES TYNION IV (Batman & Robin Eternal, The Woods)
“A great little dark comedy about the actual violence and menace that we sometimes forget is essential to the experience of middle school. It’s like Wes Anderson had a nightmare after getting peer-pressured into eating a cheesesteak.”
- ALEX RUBENS (Writer KEY & PEELE, COMMUNITY, KEANU)
“4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is like Charles Shulz meets Dog Day Afternoon. Great comics.”
- STEVE ORLANDO (Midnighter, Virgil)
“No competition, best comic of the year already.” - RYAN FERRIER (D4VE, Kennel Block Blues)
“Your favorite book of 2016 is almost here. 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is the truth.”
- ALEX PAKNADEL (Arcadia, Turncoat)