Source Point Press is proud to announce Dead End Kids , a new 3 – issue miniseries coming this July from Frank Gogol (@frankgogol), Nenad Cviticanin, and Sean Rinehart, the creative team behind 2018’s critically acclaimed GRIEF. “This story is about the very real traumas of childhood. It’s about four messed up kids with traumatic home lives and the stability they find in their friendships and what happens when that stability is torn away because one of them is murdered,” Gogol said. Set in the late-90s, the coming-of-age murder mystery sees the three remaining kids — Murphy, Amanda, and Tank — trying to solve Ben’s murder while trying not to get killed themselves. And unlike a The Hardy Boys novel, not everyone makes it out alive. “This time last year, I got really nostalgic for my childhood. Those simpler days playing outside with my friends and building forts in the woods. But then I started to remember everything else. The problems at home. My friends’ problems at home. We romanticize the past as being simpler, but I don’t know that it really was. I think about the things 13 year-old me lived through and there was nothing simple or easy about my childhood, and I think that’s the truth for a lot of people.”
Dead End Kids #1 (MAY191908) will hit comic shops on Wednesday, July 24. The final order cutoff for comic shop retailers is Monday, July 1. Dead End Kids will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including ComiXology, Spinwhiz Comics and DriveThru Comics. “I love coming-of-age stories, but they tend not to resonate with me a lot. There’s this sense that when a bunch of screwed up kids meet, they fix one another and then go on to grow apart sooner or later. You see that in movies like The Sandlot, The Breakfast Club, and even in Stand By Me. But that wasn’t my experience and that wasn’t the kind of story I wanted to tell.”
For information about how to secure copies of the Dead End Kids comic book series, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.