Category Archives: Skullkickers

Skullkickers #30 Reviews

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Skullkickers #30, our special “Tavern Tales Through Time” issue, arrived in stores Wednesday. Let’s see what reviewers thought of it…

Newsarama: “good laughs with a healthy mix of weirdness”

FA Comics: 4/5 “This will provide you the biggest laughs of the week, so much so that nothing else this week comes close.”

Geeks Of Doom: “a great take on role-playing and fantasy tropes”

Comic Bastards: “Both of the guest artists have a wonderful style.”

Bag & Bored: 4.5/5 “The art is great all around, really delivering a fun and dynamicness from both Chamba and FooRay”

Skullkickers #29 Reviews

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Skullkickers #29, the final part of our fifth story arc, “A Dozen Cousins and a Crumpled Crown”, arrived last Wednesday. Here’s what critics thought of it:

Newsarama: 8/10 “…a multitude of explosive and colorful fight sequences that are just plain fun to read.”

Eat.Geek.Play.: “With a strong narrative voice, and a stoic stumbling cast, this book is one for the pull files.”

Comic Bastards: 4/5 “…it’s sometimes nice just to see a conflict come to a close with fisticuffs when fisticuffs are the only answers.”

Skullkickers Vol. 5: A Dozen Cousins and a Crumpled Crown

Arriving October 1st, so pre-order now!

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SKULLKICKERS, VOL. 5: A DOZEN COUSINS AND A CRUMPLED CROWN TP
story: JIM ZUB
art / cover: EDWIN & HUANG & MISTY COATS

OCTOBER 1 / 144 PAGES / FC / T / $16.99

In this volume: The dwarf has been forcibly returned to his homeland and the deranged diminutive denizens of Dwayre will make sure it’s a homecoming like no other. Get ready for compressed calamity, small skirmishes, truncated troubles, and pint-sized pugilism along with the history of dwarves (y’know, the “short” version).

Collects SKULLKICKERS #24-29


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Skullkickers Vol. 5
A Dozen Cousins and a Crumpled Crown

(issues #24-29)

The dwarf has been forcibly returned to his homeland and the deranged, diminutive denizens of Dwayre will make sure it’s a homecoming like no other. Get ready for compressed calamity, small skirmishes, truncated troubles, and pint-sized pugilism along with the history of dwarves (y’ know, the ‘short’ version).
PRE-ORDER!
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
Book Depository
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Skullkickers #28 Reviews

Once you’re 28 issues into a series it can be tough to bang the drum and get readers to try it out. Thankfully we’re still getting nice feedback from reviewers as our fifth story arc rumbles onward.

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Newsarama: 8/10 “it’s a rare thing to find a comic that is written well enough to regularly elicit laughs, so I’d certainly recommend new readers in need for a little levity in their reading pick up the this issue”
Comic Bastards: 4/5 “The story pacing is perfect, the dialogue isn’t overkill and the jokes are perfectly timed.”
The Outhousers: “The team never lets up on the humor but it never feels forced. Skullkickers #28 is the strongest issue in a while”
Comic Attack: “Every origin story should look this good and be this fun!”

Skullkickers Vol. 5 Available for Pre-Order!

SKULLKICKERS Vol. 5: A Dozen Cousins and a Crumpled Crown arrives in September, but you can already pre-order your copy now through online outlets or your local comic shop!


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Skullkickers Vol. 5
A Dozen Cousins and a Crumpled Crown

(issues #24-29)

The dwarf has been forcibly returned to his homeland and the deranged, diminutive denizens of Dwayre will make sure it’s a homecoming like no other. Get ready for compressed calamity, small skirmishes, truncated troubles, and pint-sized pugilism along with the history of dwarves (y’ know, the ‘short’ version).
PRE-ORDER!
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
Book Depository
Chapters-Indigo

Zub Two-fer: Skullkickers #27 and Samurai Jack #8!

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Two Zub-able comic releases in stores (or available via your favorite digital comic reading platform) today: SKULLKICKERS #27 and and SAMURAI JACK #8! If you get a chance to read either one, please let me know what you think!

Skullkickers #30 Solicit

Arriving in August, so pre-order now from your local comic shop…

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SKULLKICKERS #30
(W) Jim Zub, Will Hindmarch
(A) Jeffrey Chamba Cruz, Royce “Fooray” Southerland
(CA) Jeffrey Chamba Cruz

TAVERN TALES THROUGH TIME!

Through the abyss of time and across the far reaches of space there lie other pairs of monster mashing idiots called “Skullkickers.” In this special issue written by JIM ZUB (our regular writer – duh) and WILL HINDMARCH (Always/Never/Now), you’ll get a glimpse at some of these deadly duos for the first time-a tasty appetizer before the fighting feast yet to come…

Skullkickers #29 Solicitation

Arriving in July. Pre-order now from your local comic shop!

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SKULLKICKERS #29
story: JIM ZUB
art: EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
cover: JAMES GHIO

JULY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“A DOZEN COUSINS AND A CRUMPLED CROWN,” Conclusion
The fifth SKULLKICKERS story arc ends, but the greatest battle of all is just beginning…

“It’s quirky, witty and so easy to get into.”
-Page and Panel

Reviews Aplenty

Three comics arrived over the past two weeks, Skullkickers #25, Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller, and Red Sonja and Cub, so it’s been a lot to keep track of. Let’s do a review quote blowout here:

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SKULLKICKERS #25
Nerds on the Rocks: 7/7 “An action/adventure/comedy with a dungeons and dragons/video game vibe that is executed perfectly? I’m sold.”
Newsarama: 8/10 “Skullkickers delivers some laugh-out-loud moments that left this reader more than satisfied”
Comic Bastards: “It is a niche title and like I said a guilty pleasure that I like to read.”
The Outhousers: “Jim Zub and co. can wait as long as they need to between issues; especially going into the penultimate arc, I have no problem dragging this series out as long as possible!”
Whatcha Reading: 4/5 “I can’t wait to see how Zub is going to reconcile all this cross-dimensional doppelganger mumbo-jumbo.”
Geeks of DOOM: “This is just a fantastic comic and this issue is a great jumping on point if you’ve been thinking about picking it up for a while.”
Comic Attack: “…any longtime reader will be happy to know that the hilarity and madness you’ve come to expect continues here!”

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SUICIDE SQUAD: AMANDA WALLER
IGN: 8.8/10 “…an action-packed exploration on the psychological costs of making the tough choices.”
The Good Kind of Geek: 7.8/10 “Overall, it’s an interesting issue that develops Amanda Waller’s character even more.”
Comic Book Resources: 3.5/5 “…a strong command of Waller’s personality shown through deliberate narrative choices and tight plotting.”
Shadowhawk’s Shade: 7.5/10 “The core of who she is can never be taken away from her and that’s partly what this one-shot is about.”
Too Dangerous: “Zub does a great job of showing us how resourceful Waller is. Her leadership skills and knack for strategy are admirable.”
Cinelinx: “It does a great job of injecting a dose of humanity into the character I think she’s denied in many of the incarnations we’ve seen in the past. “

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RED SONJA and CUB
TMStash: “This is a touching tale and well worth the rating of 9/10.”
Geeks In Capes: “Kudos to Jim Zub for crafting a compelling story of Red Sonja that covers many aspects of her character. Jonathan Lau does a wonderful job on art with great action sequences.”
Whatcha Reading?: 5/5 “The art is gorgeous. The colors are vibrant, the fight scenes are dynamic, and I love the way Lau draws Red Sonja.”
Comic Bastards: 4/5 “…entertaining and true to the main character and that’s all you can ask for from a good one-shot.”
Unleash the Fanboy: 8/10 “The overall journey is the star of the piece as the scribe takes on the ideas of a promised union, betrayal and a sense of honor.”
Adventures in Poor Taste: 7/10 “Not a bad one-shot by any means with plenty of taut action to keep the action fans happy.”
Fanboy Nation: “Lau creates some of the most violent battle scenes I have yet seen in a Red Sonja book”
Shadowhawk’s Shade: 9/10 “Jim Zub front-loads a lot of character development and he shows a softer side of Sonja, which contrasts excellently with her bloodlust and her fighting skills when she gets into the thick of things.”
My Geeky Geeky Ways: “I came into this book expecting comedic sword-and-sorcery akin to what you’d see in Skullkickers. What I got was Red Sonja ala Kurosawa. And this is not a bad thing.”

Skullkickers #25 In Stores Tomorrow – Preview!

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We’re finally back! Skullkickers #25 arrives in comic shops tomorrow and Comic Book Realm has a preview of the issue to whet your appetite for fantasy fun.