Posted on September 20, 2010 by DecapitatedDan
Issue: Skullkickers #1
Writer: Jim Zubkavich
Line Art: Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens
Colors: Misty Coats
Cover Artist: Chris Stevens
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: Sept. 2010
“No one knows where these two warriors came from. The only thing that’s clear is that they’re two of most ornery, trouble-making $%@# that have ever lived. SKULLKICKERS is a fantasy action-comedy: Two mercenaries are entangled in a high-class assassination plot and nothing—werewolves, skeletons or black magic—will stop them from getting paid. If you love tabletop fantasy RPGs or movies like Army of Darkness, SKULLKICKERS is waiting for you!“
Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
Nice looking book! I love the color work, it makes every panel pop off the page with style. I gotta say that the fat werewolf rocks! Can I get a shirt of that! I love the character designs, very cartoon/anime but that is what I tend to like. Like I said the colors rock and it really works well with the tone of the story.
Story: 3.5 out of 5
I got one gripe who are these two bad ass mother F@&*??$? I didn’t really find out who my main cast was. Other than that though this is one fun filled ride of the ass kicking machine! The jokes are funny and the action is solid. So lets dive into who the cast is a bit more and then I will be 100 % sold on this one.
Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
Minus the detail left out on the cast, this is still one solid read. I love the artwork from start to finish and the story itself is a lot of fun. Jokes and action run rampant throughout and sometimes you just need that light hearted read to get away from all the drama of it all. So yes this is one I want to read more on and I also want more untraditional takes on my classic monsters. So how about a Gill Man afraid of the water. Keep it coming because I like it!
If you would like to buy or know more about Skullkickers #1 you can find it at Skullkickers.com.
Review by Dan Royer