Kim & Kim
Vol. 1, This Glamorous, High-flying Rock Star LifeBook - 2016
- The Mary Sue
"Get this most excellent book "
- Gail Simone (Batgirl, Secret Six)
"This outer space comic book series with a decidedly queer- and female-centric tale is what our modern culture needs."
- The Advocate
"The comic feels like Tank Girl set in the world of Cowboy Bebop. In short: very, very fun. Oh and BTW, both of the main characters are queer--Kim D is a cisgender bisexual woman and Kim Q is trans and self-identifies as queer, though she's still sorting out the specifics of sexuality. Centering these characters was important for Visaggio, who was undergoing her own transition process while writing the series."
- Bitch Magazine
Kim & Kim are twentysomething besties out to make a name for themselves in the wild world of interdimensional cowboy law enforcement. In a massive "screw you" to their parents and the authorities, they decide to hijack some high stakes bounty -- and end up in way over their heads. A day-glo action adventure that's bursting with energy and enthusiasm, it puts queer women and trans women front and center, with a story that embraces the absurd alongside realistic pathos.
Blending the punk exuberance of TANK GIRL with the buddy adventure wackiness of SUPERBAD (if Michael Cera was a trans woman and Jonah Hill a queergirl partner in crime), Kim & Kim focuses on the power and meaning of female friendships as engines of validation. A bright, happy, punk rock sci fi adventure that is queer as shit.
"KIM & KIM is BLADE RUNNER meets JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS -- high energy, infused with fun, unabashedly progressive, a hypermodern Rock & Roll adventure in an electric future "
- Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Supergirl, Batman & Robin Eternal)
"An intriguing comic for all sorts of reasons... one of them is that it's a comic with LGBTQ content, created while its writer was transitioning."
- Bleeding Cool
"A rollicking science fiction adventure comic about two young queer women working as dimension-hopping interplanetary bounty hunters...one of the breakout debuts of 2016." -Comics Alliance
"KIM & KIM is super cute and now I want to read an entire series of the Kims talking about boys for two hundred issues."
- Sophie Campbell (Wet Moon, Jem and The Holograms)
"Kim & Kim isn't just an incredibly fun comic book... beyond the sci-fi shenanigans and heroic quest the Kims go on, Kim & Kim is an LGBTQ-positive series that features a richly diverse cast of characters (including both of the Kims, one of whom is trans) and hugely important for Visaggio to write, as she was undergoing her own transition process."
From Library Staff
VaughanPLAlison Sep 11, 2017
Smart, funny, wacky, action packed, and starring just about the coolest, most colorful heroines to grace a comic panel. The story ended a little abruptly and with a few loose ends, so I hope there'll be a sequel. But a fun read overall.