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Rick Remender, Brian Posehn & Brett Parson Invite Readers To Take A Ditch Day And Join The Party In Upcoming Grommets #3 This Month

Image Comics is pleased to reveal a sneak peek of the shenanigans to come in this month’s issue of Grommets by The New York Times bestselling writer Rick Remender (Napalm Lullaby, Deadly Class, LOW), fan-favorite comedian and writer Brian Posehn (Rifters, Deadpool, The Mandalorian, Scotch McTiernan: Holiday Party), artistic powerhouse Brett Parson (Tank Girl), and colorist extraordinaire Moreno Dinisio (Black Science).

In Grommets #3, a house party plan is hatched on a ditch day at the arcade when Rick and Brian take their shot at the girl of their dreams.

The Grommets series has garnered a number of rave reviews since its launch, with Major Spoilers calling it “heartwarming and visually wonderful” while Nerd Initiative described its nostalgia factor as similar to that of Stand By Me but affirmed the story’s accessibility to younger generations: “a good story is a good story.”

Grommets takes readers on the ’80s-infused journey of a young Rick who 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.

“When you take a swing at a strange and personal story it’s always wonderful when it finds such a passionate audience,” said Remender in response to the series’ buzz. “We are all so grateful for everyone’s support.”

Perfect for fans of Freaks & Geeks and Dazed and ConfusedGrommets 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 and Grommets #2 are available at comic book shops now.

Grommets #3 Cover A by Parson (Lunar Code 0524IM306) and Grommets #3 Cover B 1:10 copy incentive by Parson (Lunar Code 0524IM307) will hit shelves on Wednesday, July 31.

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

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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