Written by Matt Kindt.
Art by Tyler Jenkins.
Colors by Hilary Jenkins.
Letters by Jim Campbell.
Cover by Matt Kindt.
Intermix Cover by Tyler Jenkins.
Incentive Cover by Jeff Lemire.
Unlocked Retailer Variant by John Paul Leon.

Unbutton that collar and make sure your neckerchief and slide are straight; you’re about to embark on a scouting mission unlike any other. When certain missions require a more discreet approach, the government contacts the Black Badges, an elite Boy Scout troop that are always prepared—for any eventuality!

Fans of the Eisner-nominated series Grass Kings rejoice—Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins have reunited with BOOM! Studios for another exciting project that promises to be thrilling and emotional in very unique ways.

“I’m realizing the deeper and (sometimes) horrible consequences of sending these kids out on missions,” Kindt said in the official BOOM! press release back in May. “It’s going to be funny, emotional, and horrific — sometimes all on one page.”

Enjoy this five-page preview of Black Badge #1, courtesy of BOOM! Studios!

$3.99 | AUGUST 8

From BOOM! Studios: Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the Eisner Award-nominated team behind Grass Kings, reunite for a new ongoing series about a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions.

Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions they take are dangerous, and they will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their mission and tracking down a lost team member. A member who disappeared years ago, presumed dead.

A haunting look at foreign policy, culture wars and isolationism through the lens of kids who know they must fix the world that adults have broken.