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Preview: Skullkickers #24

Skullkickers #24

Story By: Ron Marz
Story By: Todd Dezago
Story By: Jim Zubkavich
Art By: Lee Moder
Art By: Stjepan Sejic
Cover By: Edwin Huang
Cover By: Jim Zubkavich
Price: $3.50
Diamond ID: JUN130461
Published: August 28, 2013

BEFORE SKULLKICKERS A return to our classic legacy numbering just in time for a new set of Tavern Tales! Four short stories by top flight talent detailing the earlier adventures of our heroes.

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Preview: All-New Secret Skullkickers #1

All-New Secret Skullkickers #1

Story by: Jim Zubkavich
Art By: Edwin Huang
Cover By: Edwin Huang & Ross A. Campbell
Variant Cover by: Saejin Oh
Price: $3.50

THE ALL-NEW SECRET SKULLKICKERS: We can’t hide the secret any longer!
SKULLKICKERS is the most fun adventure comic in the entire industry.
Jump on board with this unbooted new first issue and see why!

And, for those of you wishing comics kept the original numbering: No problem! Our B cover variant is a legacy-tastic issue twenty-two.

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Preview: Mighty Skullkickers #1

Mighty Skullkickers #1

Story by: Jim Zubkavich
Art By: Edwin Huang
Cover By: Edwin Huang & Jim Zubkavich
Variant Cover by: Chris Stevens
Price: $3.50

MIGHTY SKULLKICKERS: A classic relaunch that blazes a new trail with familiar fan favorite sensibilities. A bold, new direction, a continuing story and a brand new adjective! Our twenty-first issue is brand a new #1! Our B cover is a variant with the original numbering, in case readers want their issue super-duper “old school.”

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Preview – Savage Skullkickers #1

Savage Skullkickers #1

Story by: Jim Zubkavich
Art By: Edwin Huang
Cover By: Edwin Huang & Jim Zubkavich
Variant Cover by: Chris Stevens
Price: $3.50

SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS: a modern reinterpretation that gets back to the roots of these timeless characters. It’s a bold new direction, a continuing story and a newly added adjective! Our twentieth issue is brand a new #1! Welcome to comic math.

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Review – Uncanny Skullkickers #1

uncannysk01_coveraWith one of the best press release campaigns of recent memory leading up and promoting it, there was some high expectations from me when I sat down to read Uncanny Skullkickers #1. I’ve read the majority of the previous eighteen issues, and the series is one I always thought deserved WAY more attention than it got. After a too long break, this week sees a new release, either the nineteenth issue or the first issue of an “uncanny” new series. Either way, the issue kicks ass!!!!

This is the first issue of the second story, an excellent jumping-on point for folks. While bald, gun wielding Rex is still a main focus, his former dwarven partner gets his own journey and story in this same issue. Instead, Rex is now dealing with Kusia as they’re stranded on an island after being shipwrecked. The two do as you’d expect, deal with being shipwrecked and stranded, so getting food, building shelter, stuff like that.

So, there’s not tons of action here, but the issue’s humor is front and center. Skullkickers has always been a series that mixes humor and action and does it damn near perfectly. It always exudes fun, and this first issue is no exception. Jim Zubkavich is a master of these types of comics, with series and more (if you can’t get enough).

Edwin Huang‘s art is amazing as well. The style is clean with an almost animated look to it all. It’s a style that fits the fun tone of the comic’s story.

Between the story and the art, Skullkickers is a series that captures the fun of the types of fantasy stories that are told with a twenty sided die at so many dinner tables every week. It’s a D&D campaign that’s gone completely off the rails. It’s been too long of a break for the series. I’m psyched it’s back and you should read this to find out why you should be psyched too!

Story: Jim Zubkavich Art: Edwin Huang Cover: Edwin Huang and Misty Coats Variant Cover: Chris Stevens

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview – Uncanny Skullkickers #1

Uncanny Skullkickers #1

Story by: Jim Zubkavich Art By: Edwin Huang Cover By: Edwin Huang & Misty Coats Variant Cover by: Chris Stevens
Price: $3.50

The UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS: Two hard-headed mercenaries kill monsters and cause havoc in their search for money, fame and adventure! A bold new direction! A perfect jumping-on point! A newly added adjective! Our nineteeth issue, but also a new issue #1! It’s all here, people! Don’t make us use more exclamation marks!!

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Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here and I’ll be seeing the Hobbit tonight! Who else is going this opening weekend?

Around the Blogs

Bleeding Cool – Siegels And Shusters Lose Case Over Superman Against DC EntertainmentThis is still going on?

The Beat – The Legal View: Did Marc Toberoff actually win in today’s Superman case ruling?A good read.

The Sun – Man dresses as ninja to fight crime … but ends up getting arrested himselfNice.

IGN – Is This What the Justice League Movie Will Be About?Lalalalala, earmuffs!

Bleeding Cool – Image Creators Respond To Second Printing Kerfuffle – John Layman, Nick Spencer, Jim Zubkavich and Justin JordanInteresting responses.
 

Around the Tubes Reviews

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Skullkickers #18 Features Stories by Top Indie Creators

cover of Skullkickers #18Jim Zub‘s Skullkickers is a cult hit, thanks to its hilarious writing, vibrant art, and, well, ample skull-kicking. The Image title has so much monster-bashing and face-smashing that it simply can’t be expressed by one creative team. So, with Skullkickers #18, some of independent comics’ best and brightest will be pitching in with stories of their own in the latest “Tavern Tales” issue, a collection of short stories.

Included in the mix are John Layman and Rob Guillory, Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore, Blair Butler, Charles Soule, and J. Torres.

The spotlight is on Aubrey Sitterson and Ivan Anya, however — the creative team won the Skullkickers Tavern Tales contest and will have their short story featured in Skullkickers #18.

Sidle up to the bar, order an ale, and get ready to hear some tall tales! Skullkickers #18 (JUL120516) will be in stores on September 26 and can be pre-ordered now.

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Preview – Skullkickers #17

Skullkickers #17

Story by: Jim Zubkavich Art By: Edwin Huang & Misty Coats Cover By: Saejin Oh
Price: $3.50

“SIX SHOOTER ON THE SEVEN SEAS,” Conclusion
Somebody DIES! Or, everyone DIES! There’s lots of DYING! Oh man, it’s some kind of DEATH-fest goin’ around. It’s all epic and brutal and a major character DIES so you better order a ho-jillion copies. No, seriously, someone DIES. Big DEADING in the house. Also: The end of our incredible third story arc. Sweet.

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