Cover image for Kim Reaper Vol. 1 Grim Beginnings.
Kim Reaper Vol. 1 Grim Beginnings.
Publication Information:
Simon & Schuster 2018/03
General Note:
[Trade Paperback]
Pure adorableness. There’s just no better way to describe this comic.

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2018 Chicago Public Library Best Books of the Year - Teen Graphic Novels

Part-time grim reaper. Full-time cutie! Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim's job is pretty cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife.

Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka's crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn't know that.

Unaware of the ghoulish drama she's about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date! But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that will pit the two of them against angry cat-dads, vengeful zombies, and perhaps even the underworld itself. But if they work together, they just might make it... and maybe even get a smooch in the bargain.

Don't miss the sequel, Kim Reaper: Vampire Island !

Author Notes

Sarah Graley is a comic writer and artist based in the UK. She's been drawing Our Super Adventure and posting it online since 2012!

When she's not writing comics about her four cats and her cat-like partner, she makes other cute comics, such as the ever-spooky Kim Reaper, and the Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar miniseries.

You can find out more about her at .

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

After working up the courage to invite her crush Kim to the pub for a drink, university student Becka follows her into a portal, where she discovers that Kim's goth look isn't an act: Kim works as a part-time grim reaper, collecting the souls of animals and, eventually, humans. Becka accompanies Kim on a few missions, but she isn't entirely comfortable with Kim's career choice, creating a potential roadblock in their relationship. With plenty of hijinks (an amped-up bodybuilder with an army of cats, ghoul-possessed pirate treasure, a plague of zombies) and banter ("Your noodley arms pack such a punch," gushes Becka at one point), the story has no shortage of entertaining moments. But they play second fiddle to its focus on how one goes about setting boundaries in relationships, especially in the face of trying to make a living. Graley uses a dark, purplish palette to create an atmosphere of otherworldly adventure without resorting to a full-on goth-culture black motif. Her chunky drawing style resists over-sexualizing the girls' budding romance, and the steady stream of jokes keeps her story's more intense emotional moments from getting too dire or serious. Ages 13-up. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.