REVIEW: 'Grommets' #1 by Rick Remender, Brian Posehn, Brett Parson, and Moreno Dinisio


Writers: Rick Remender, Brian Posehn
Artists: Brett Parson, Moreno Dinisio
Letters: Rus Wooton
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: May 29, 2024
Price: $3.99

4/5 Stars 

QUICK REVIEW: 'Grommets' is a delightful trip back to 1984 California when skate culture was at its infancy and new friendships could be formed around it. That's the basic premise and it's lovingly told by Rick Remender and Brian Posehn whose own memories of that time help bring their personal touch to the limited series. Funny and endearing, this coming of age tale of two outsiders brought together by their love of skate boarding is universal but will be of special interest to those who also recognize the names Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, and Stacy Peralta. 

The colorful cartoony style of Brett Parson and Moreno Dinisio capture perfectly the casual fun vibe of the era in clothes and hairstyles. In the back notes, Remender explains that attention to detail they tried to bring to that period of time and it shows in every scene. 

'Grommets' seems like something more personal to Remender and this is a love letter to all those skate kids like him who found a place in the world who otherwise didn't quite fit. This is his 'Dazed and Confused.' A charming fun blast to the past.