Boy Scouts and Espionage: Black Badge Vol. 1 by Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, Hilary Jenkins


An espionage series about a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions.

Meet the Black Badges, a top-secret branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions that no adult ever could. Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite—the best of the best. The missions they’re tasked with are dangerous, and will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their objective and tracking down a lost team member. A member who disappeared years ago…presumed dead. Reuniting New York Times bestselling author Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and illustrator Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) following their multiple Eisner Award-nominated series Grass Kings, Black Badge is 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. 


  • 4 out of 5 Stars
  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by BOOM! Studios
  • ISBN1684153530 (ISBN13: 9781684153534)

My Thoughts

Black Badge is an intriguing series. It is a combination of the down and dirty black OPS type narrative against the wholesomeness of the Boy Scouts. It makes sense when you think about it. It takes an amazing amount of dedication to get your badges, and it is in a variety of fields. What better way to find the perfect type recruits than to recruit from a pool of characters that do it for self-betterment. The writing is excellent and the graphics are top notch. I would expect nothing less than great from Tyler Jenkins. (I dug Grass Kings) I definitely think if you love espionage stories with a twist, this is the right thing to read. Check it out!


I received a copy of this from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

About The Author – Matt Kindt

Matt Kindt (born 1973) is an American comic book writer, artist and graphic designer.


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