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Review: Skullkickers Super Special

Skullkickers Super Special

You often hear of things that were ahead of their time. They’re usually something that years later their concept blew up in popularity. Skullkickers is that type of thing. Launched years ago, the comic tells the story of Rex and Rolf, two adventures in what is an off the rails fantasy adventure. Think of it as a roleplaying game where the dungeon master has lost control. With a fantastic mix of action and adventure it’s tone would eventually find massive success in the live roleplaying sessions that have become popular. The Skullkickers Super Special celebrates 10 years of the destructive duo and it feels like no time has passed.

Written by Jim Zub, Skullkickers Super Special has Rolf and Rex infiltrating a magic academy. Yes, the comic skewers a certain hat sorting world. The two, who very much don’t like magic, are on a mission and have to do their best to fit in. That means holding back their urges for destruction but also taking classes. As Zub has shown in the past, he’s a master of both making fun of and having fun with tropes, what has come before, other properties, and more. Skullkickers is Dungeons & Dragons on Fun Dip and Pixie Sticks fueled by Mt. Dew. And it’s glorious. We get everything we’d expect and want with this and Zub shows off what made this series great (and so ahead of its time).

Edwin Huang‘s art is fantastic. Along with Misty Coats‘ coloe, the comic has a painted animated cell look to it that’s fantastic. The comic always looked great and it continues to do so here. What worked so well in the past and continues here is the use of visuals to nail the punchline of jokes. A lightning bolt is thrown at someone who speaks out of turn and all you see is blood spurting from off panel as everyone goes back to normal. Small things like that keep the frenetic jokes flowing in dialogue, actions, and what’s visually there. The duo are joined by Richy Truong on background assists and Marshall Dillon on lettering. Dillon’s lettering, like the visuals, help nail the punchlines of the jokes so many times adding to the fun vibe of it all.

Skullkickers Super Special left me wanting more. Seriously, the comic was, and is, so unique in its style and voice it deserves a return to find the massive audience it should have. All these years later, it’s like returning to an old friend and one you want to keep hanging out with.

Story: Jim Zub Art: Edwin Huang
Color: Misty Coats Background Assists: Richy Truong Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Bequest

Magic items from the fantasy world of Tangea are winding up on the streets of Chicago. A group of adventurers is tasked with stopping these artifacts from falling into the wrong hands.

Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Freddie E. Williams II
Color: Jeremy Colwell
Letterer: Marshall Dillon

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: AfterShock Triple Play #1

AFTERSHOCK TRIPLE PLAY #1

Writers: Marguerite Bennett, Cullen Bunn, Roy Miranda, Inaki Miranda 
Artists: Elton Thomasi, Antonio Fuso, Inaki Miranda
Colorists: Marco Lesko, Stefano Simeone, Eva De La Cruz
Letterers: Marshall Dillon & Dave Sharpe 
Gatefold Wraparound Cover: Andrei Bressan w/ Adriano Lucas
$4.99 / 64 pages / Color / On Sale 12/08/2021

Three classic AfterShock stories offered together for the first time!
Another story of The Wake, with a fish rescue mission; a monstrous tale from the Dark Ark; and a journey into the Wastelands as humanity’s time ticks down — the AfterShock Triple Play combines three must-read free comic book day issues featuring characters from WE LIVE, ANIMOSITY and DARK ARK into one highly collectible volume!
Featuring the talents of Marguerite Bennett, Elton Thomasi, Cullen Bunn, Antonio Fuso and The Miranda Brothers!

AFTERSHOCK TRIPLE PLAY #1

Review: AfterShock Triple Play

Three solid releases from AfterShock in one fantastic release. Discover Animosity, Dark Ark, and We Live!

Story: Marguerite Bennett, Cullen Bunn, Inaki Miranda, Roy Miranda
Art: Elton Thomasi, Antonio Fuso, Inaki Miranda
Color: Marco Lesko, Stefano Simeone, Eva De La Cruz
Letterer: Marshall Dillon, Dave Sharpe

Get your copy in comic shops! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Kindle
comiXology


AfterShock Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Exclusive Preview: AfterShock Triple Play #1

AFTERSHOCK TRIPLE PLAY #1

Writers: Marguerite Bennett, Cullen Bunn, Roy Miranda, Inaki Miranda 
Artists: Elton Thomasi, Antonio Fuso, Inaki Miranda
Colorists: Marco Lesko, Stefano Simeone, Eva De La Cruz
Letterers: Marshall Dillon & Dave Sharpe 
Gatefold Wraparound Cover: Andrei Bressan w/ Adriano Lucas
$4.99 / 64 pages / Color / On Sale 12/08/2021

Three classic AfterShock stories offered together for the first time!
Another story of The Wake, with a fish rescue mission; a monstrous tale from the Dark Ark; and a journey into the Wastelands as humanity’s time ticks down — the AfterShock Triple Play combines three must-read free comic book day issues featuring characters from WE LIVE, ANIMOSITY and DARK ARK into one highly collectible volume!
Featuring the talents of Marguerite Bennett, Elton Thomasi, Cullen Bunn, Antonio Fuso and The Miranda Brothers!

AFTERSHOCK TRIPLE PLAY #1

Preview: Bequest #4

BEQUEST #4

Writer: Tim Seeley 
Artist: Freddie E. Williams II 
Colorist: Jeremy Colwell 
Letterer: Marshall Dillon 
Cover: Freddie E. Williams II w/ Jeremy Colwell
$4.99 / 32 Pages / Color / On Sale 6.23.2021

The epic conclusion as the War Party converges on Washington, D.C. to stop the Mad Monk and his American Acolytes from murdering a god!

BEQUEST #4

Review: Bequest #4

Magic items from the fantasy world of Tangea are winding up on the streets of Chicago. A group of adventurers is tasked with stopping these artifacts from falling into the wrong hands.

BeQuest #4 wraps up the series bringing the adventure to an end.

Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Freddie E. Williams II
Color: Jeremy Colwell
Letterer: Marshall Dillon

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

comiXology
Kindle
Zeus Comics
TFAW


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Exclusive Preview: Bequest #4

BEQUEST #4

Writer: Tim Seeley 
Artist: Freddie E. Williams II 
Colorist: Jeremy Colwell 
Letterer: Marshall Dillon 
Cover: Freddie E. Williams II w/ Jeremy Colwell
$4.99 / 32 Pages / Color / On Sale 6.23.2021

The epic conclusion as the War Party converges on Washington, D.C. to stop the Mad Monk and his American Acolytes from murdering a god!

BEQUEST #4

Review: Bequest #3

Magic items from the fantasy world of Tangea are winding up on the streets of Chicago. A group of adventurers is tasked with stopping these artifacts from falling into the wrong hands.

BeQuest #3 has a lot of great ideas but the story doesn’t do them justice.

Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Freddie E. Williams II
Color: Jeremy Colwell
Letterer: Marshall Dillon

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

comiXology
Kindle
Zeus Comics
TFAW


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Review: Eden

Niles is a tattoo artist. Eden is a client who keeps coming in and getting new tattoos that disappear. This is a story of mystery, romance, and horror.

Story: Cullen Bunn
Art: Dalibor Talajić
Color: Valentina Briški
Letterer: Marshall Dillon

Get your copy in comic shops! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Kindle
comiXology
Zeus Comics
TFAW


AfterShock Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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