Kim & Kim Vol. 1

Kim Kim Vol Kim Kim are something besties making a name for themselves in the wild world of interdimensional cowboy law enforcement A day glo action adventure that s bursting with energy and enthusiasm Kim Kim

  • Title: Kim & Kim Vol. 1
  • Author: Magdalene Visaggio Eva Cabrera Imogen Binnie
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kim Kim are 20something besties making a name for themselves in the wild world of interdimensional cowboy law enforcement A day glo action adventure that s bursting with energy and enthusiasm, Kim Kim puts queer women and trans women front and center in an adventure that s bright, happy, punk rock, sci fi queer as all get out One of the breakout debutsKim Kim are 20something besties making a name for themselves in the wild world of interdimensional cowboy law enforcement A day glo action adventure that s bursting with energy and enthusiasm, Kim Kim puts queer women and trans women front and center in an adventure that s bright, happy, punk rock, sci fi queer as all get out One of the breakout debuts of 2016 Comics Alliance

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    1. ALL THE STARS! I loved EVERY panel! Everything about this book, the art, the writing, the characters so fucking badass and deliciously queer. I have the biggest crush on Kim D. 💘I haven't laughed this hard at a comic book since Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland. I can't wait to read Love is a Battlefield!

    2. Well, this certainly sounded better than it was. It was cute at times, but also quite confusing. I did love the art style and the characters were interesting. But I really had to drag my butt through half of the book. Not going to continue with this series. Also not going to write a longer review. I know how touchy people might get about things.

    3. Fun, if a bit incoherent. Kim Quatro and Kim Dantzler are best friends trying to make a living as interdimensional bounty hunters. Hands up, how many of you think that they take what's supposed to be an easy job but turns out to have all sorts of complications? While the premise may not be particularly new (off the top of my head: Dirty Pair, Pirate Corp$, Those Annoying Post Brothers, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Strontium Dog ), Visaggio and Cabrera give it enough flash and entertaining dialogue [...]

    4. 3.5 starsPunk rock, bad ass bounty hunters in space. Awesome, I know. And can we say "friendship goals?" Because, yeah. That too. I really liked Kim & Kim, especially for the level of diversity that is represented in the comic. Diverse comic heroes matter, and we get that in spades with our heroines Kim and Kim. We've been getting more and more trans characters featured in comics, and independent/small publishers are definitely the place to look. The story wasn't my absolute favourite, but i [...]

    5. Well, I'll be honest I only read this because it was in a bundle of comics so I got it anyway. Besides, people were comparing this to Cowboy Bebop so it can't be that bad and it wasn't bad just not really good either.What's it about?Eh it's complicated. I'll get to that later.Pros:The art is just fantastic! I really love the art in this book.The characters are fairly interesting, I wanted to know what happened to them.The action scenes are REALLY well done.It is quite funny at times.It's certain [...]

    6. Full review at Smart Bitches, Trashy BooksI heard great things about Kim & Kim, and I was not disappointed. The first issue was so much fun that I ordered Volume One (which collects issues 1-4) before even finishing that first issue. My only complaint is that now I have to wait for Volume Two!Kim & Kim is about two women who are “mostly platonic” best friends and partners in bounty hunting. Kim and Kim live in a futuristic world where everything is brightly colored and punk. One of t [...]

    7. THIS IS SO GOOD. Funny, action-packed, queer, smart, and badass. "Mostly-platonic" best friend bounty hunters in a sci fi world. It's a little but punk, a little bit Jem and the Holograms. I will definitely be keeping up with this series.

    8. Two galactic punk rock bounty hunters named Kim drive a galactic VW bus spaceship and beat up bad guys with their galactic guitars. The aesthetic is extremely pink with loads of stars, and every third panel contains ACTION ZOOM LINES! so that you know something exciting is happening.This looks like an overly bright, hyperfrenetic Saturday morning cartoon about girl rock stars from 25 years ago. [EDIT: My wife correctly informed me that I was thinking of Barbie and the Rockers.] The cover hurts m [...]

    9. While I was reading, I kept on thinking "this is a LOT like Cowboy Bebop, except with queer and trans women". Then after I finished, I saw the back cover said basically that. Okay then!This is one of those times when something is fine but not quite for me. I don't particularly like Cowboy Bebop or the entire wacky-bounty-hunters-in-space-and-whatnot subgenre it inspired. So this kind of fell flat for me despite the cool art and the epic amount of lampshading in the storyline. I also felt the plo [...]

    10. Real Score: 3.5/5A fast-paced comic that features two kick-ass queer women with lots of bright colours in a scifi world of bounty hunting across the galaxy. Following two best friends, both named Kim, the narrative is about two young women trying to establish their independence as bounty hunters. Set in a fantastic world of aliens and interdimensional planets, these two awesome ladies bond as partners and over their hopes and dreams for the future. I really appreciated the efforts of Magalene Vi [...]

    11. This was super fun! Bounty hunting Kims D and Q are trying to pay their rent and stay one step ahead of galactic crime lord El Scorcho as they help polyform Tom Quilt. They're funny and kick-ass, and I want all of their outfits. Also, there is a sandworm named Edgar, and Kim Q wallops people with a guitar, while Kim D shoots them with a bright pink Kalashnikov. Seriously, super fun.

    12. I loved this!!! It was so cool! I love Kim and Kim's friendship. They're hilarious! Even though Kim & Kim kinda hate Saar and Columbus I kinda like them. I'm excited to see what happens next.

    13. There is a trend in modern comics to write young female characters with pop-culture drenched dialog and the sort of snappy patter that feel more at home in an episode of Will & Grace than a comic book. It wasn't until reading Magdalene Visaggio's Kim & Kim that I had the obvious realization that the problem was that the snappy pattering young women were all being written by men. I'm not saying it can't be done successfully by men, Kieron Gillen and Kurtis J. Wiebe have some wonderful fem [...]

    14. This book is sort of like if Jem and the Holograms Vol. 1: Showtime were Space Bounty Hunters. Which means I love it, natch.

    15. This kicked ass. It's crazy fun, full of dumb laughs but also lots of heart. The Kims are each fun in their own way, though I've gotta give the love to Kim Q. smacking people with a guitar. Kim Q is also trans, which is handled really well, which is unsurprising given writer Magdalene Visaggio is trans. Kim Q's trans status isn't something that's brought up constantly, but it's casually referenced a few times when she speaks of her past. It's always great to see trans representation in comics, e [...]

    16. 3.5Loved the characters and character design, coloring, artwork, and "omniverse". The plot itself was a bit jumpy, but it was fun and funny along the way.

    17. Kim & Kim are queer interdimensional bounty hunters that travel in a space-modified VW van. Imagine if the Mystery Machine could fly, and you've basically got what they live and work in.This buddy-cop comic, where instead of buddies the cops are significant others, is a wild ride with restaurant window crashing adventures and gun-wielding battles. I picked up this comic because the diversity sounded awesome. Who wouldn't want more queer and trans representation in a comic? As much as I wante [...]

    18. Two punk best friend bounty hunters? One of whom uses a guitar as her weapon of choice? Um, yes plz. Probably not a full 4 stars, but this is a lot of fun. I have to take off some because the time jumps can be a little confusing, and there is a lot of action that happens off page. The page layouts could be better, but that's a pretty minor quibble. I love the aesthetic of this book. Eva Cabrera does a great job making the art fun and fresh, and Claudia Aguirre is a wonder as the colorist. (Kim Q [...]

    19. Real Rating: 3.5/5 starsI was really on the edge with this when I first read it, so I put off reviewing until I could reread it. Ended up enjoying it way more the 2nd time. In both readings I will say the characters are far more enjoyable than the plot, however the plot isn't terrible. KIM & KIM follows two bounty hunters. Kim Q is a trans woman and has been doing bounties for her whole life. Kim D is a WOC and seems to be bi/pan?? and comes from a family of necromancers. These two are a gay [...]

    20. This was an absolute blast!! Described as "equal parts Cowboy Bebop and Broad City" and "Blade Runner meets Jem and the Holograms," Kim & Kim is a fun space romp with two kick-ass bounty hunters who take no shit.Like, I feel if I go too much more into detail I'll just be summarizing the whole book, and really you just need to read it yourselves. However, I will say that the Fighting Kims (sorry, Kim D.) take on all comers, especially when the rent is due.Not only are the characters a ton of [...]

    21. Trigger warning: misgendering and deadnaming.Beautiful art, a very interesting world, entertaining plot and awesome (and diverse) characters. I picked it up because it's written by a trans woman and illustrated by a latina artist. It sounded so good (and it was so good). Kim Q and Kim D (yep, sometimes it got a little bit confusing) are bouting hunters in this interdimensional and fascinating world. They have a wonderful platonic relationship that made my heart all warm. Kim Q is a trans woman, [...]

    22. Full disclosure: Kim & Kim was an impulse buy because I happened to see someone mention it on Twitter right when I was looking for something to put me over the $25 threshold for free shipping. It sounded cute, but it turned out to be even more fun than expected, a nice balance of sci-fi bounty hunting adventures and character-driven drama with a bright, punk rock aesthetic. The only downside of the book is that Issue 4 ends on a little bit of a sad note, and it's not clear if/when there's g [...]

    23. Maybe I am reading this at a bad time, but this is essentially a terrible cross over of Cowboy Bebop and Rat Queens. This should be good, but it's like the author/artist is trying so hard to make Kim and Kim look and act "so cool and tough" that it lacks substance to actual character development. The constant arguing and insults to make them "look cooler" is pretty bland and overused, not to mention the two male friends/sidepieces are majorly stereotypical "hot guys" (rugged lumberjack and beaut [...]

    24. So, I had mixed feelings. Characters: A+Plot: B? A little silly for my tastes?Art: C. Some of the detail was wonderful and the colors are great, but text says eyeliner, character is holding a mascara wand? Magically vanishing and reappearing tattoos? Why does the shaves side of the character's had keep changing sides in every panel? I guess some of the art stuff might just be deliberate style choices, but it wasn't to my taste. I might continue anyway, just because the characters are so fun and [...]

    25. Loved the diversity of this book. It's the first trans superhero I can remember reading. The forward was great and I'm really glad I read that first! I was a bit confused about the weapons (guitar?), and how in one pane a character would have, say, a tattoo and lip rings drawn on her. Then in the next one down those were simply not drawn at all. I couldn't tell if it was on purpose for a reason? Or poor artistry/consistency. I noticed it quite a few times. I enjoyed the idea of space bounty hunt [...]

    26. Kim & Kim is the brightly coloured story of two queer lady bounty hunters in space. The two "almost platonic" best friends Kim and Kim drive a VW van through the stars helping catch criminals and save runaway aliens. Imagine queer feminist Cowboy Bebop crossed with Jem & the Holograms. The story is sometimes a bit hard to follow but overall it's a really fun read that I'd happily give to the teen girls in my life to let them know it's ok to be themselves and even to rebel when it's neces [...]

    27. Intergalactic bounty hunters chase people down in this punk-inspired comic. I enjoyed the art, which had lots of bright colors. The universe is sci-fi with magic and rock and roll. The writing had some high moments but I felt that there was room to explore the characters more. They might do this in volume 2.

    28. The story didn’t really make sense to me, but I liked the art a lot. Though I wished it matched the art style on the cover, which was the main reason for buying this on top of it being queer and colorful. Will definitely be getting and reading the next book in the series.

    29. I wanted to like this, but it was just all over the place. I kinda sorta liked the art, but the plot was justretched too thin but also jammed too tight. I dunno, it was weird. I don't think I'll keep reading, sadly.

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