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Grommets Debut Sticks Landing With Readers, Rushed Back To Print In Order To Keep Up With Demand

 

“The graphics, attitudes and language of that era are represented with a rare authenticity that will leave you wanting more.” —Tony Hawk

The New York Times bestselling writer Rick Remender (Napalm Lullaby, Deadly Class, LOW) and fan-favorite comedian and writer Brian Posehn (Rifters, Deadpool, The Mandalorian, Scotch McTiernan: Holiday Party) alongside artistic powerhouse Brett Parson (Tank Girl) and colorist extraordinaire Moreno Dinisio (Black Science) have a kickflip hit on their hands with last week’s buzzy debut of Grommets #1. This seven issue miniseries from Image Comics has instantly charmed readers with its slice-of-life, coming-of-age story and is being rushed back to print this week in order to keep up with escalating demand.

“Taking stories from my childhood, mixing them with Brian’s, and then seeing them brought to life by the high artistic genius of Brett and Moreno is a rare treat,” said Remender. “We’re all grateful to the warm reception the series has received.”

Posehn added: “Super stoked to finally have Grommets out there. And I’m double super stoked we had to do a second pressing. Keep gleaming that cube, man.”

Like some of the best John Hughes movies, Grommets takes readers on an ’80s-infused journey of a young Rick starts a new school and tries desperately to find his place amongst the cliques of foul-mouthed high schoolers of the Sacramento suburbs. Skateboarding provides him with an opportunity to make some ‘cool’ new friends—but he soon finds out that they may not be as ‘cool’ as he (or they!) first thought.

Grommets is at once an authentic look at punk rock and skater culture and a snapshot of the generation that turned skating into a worldwide phenomenon. It’s a heartfelt story that follows two friends from troubled homes as they navigate their damage in an era when no one cared.

Grommets #1, second printing (Lunar Code 0524IM810) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 3.

Grommets #2 Cover A by Parson (Lunar Code 0424IM280) and Grommets #2 by Alex Riegel, 1:10 copy incentive (Lunar Code 0424IM281) will both be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 26.

Grommets will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Select praise for Grommets:

Grommets captures the raw feeling of being an outcast kid in the 1980s, and why skateboarding became such a sacred salvation to a lucky few. The graphics, attitudes and language of that era are represented with a rare authenticity that will leave you wanting more.” —Tony Hawk

“A truly unique tone in the marriage of script and art that is equal parts cartoonish and sincere to deliver some big laughs and surprising depths.” —ComicBook.com

“Tackles a weird time in music and culture with the utmost integrity, hilarity, and passion to spare.” —AIPT

“A humorous examination of the terrors of adolescence…and the euphoria of finally finding a close friend. Definitely a breezy, summer read.” —Graphic Policy

“A heartwarming and visually wonderful look into a tiny slice of ’80s nostalgia that will ring true for anyone who’s experienced what it’s like to find friendship in otherwise hostile environments.” —Major Spoilers

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