Posted on November 24, 2010 by DecapitatedDan
Available at Amazon.com
Issue: Skullkickers #2
Writer: Jim Zubkavich
Line Art: Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens
Colors: Misty Coats
Cover Artist: Chris Stevens
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: October 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: 4.5 out of 5
Have you ever read a comic book and then tried to replay it all in your head, but all you seem to recall is a cartoon? Except you didn’t just watch a cartoon. No, instead you read a comic book. This book does that to me. The artwork is playful and laid out so well that I really recall it as a cartoon. Sure you’re not going to get super detailed action here, but who cares? You get a comic that is as much fun to look at, as it is to read. The colors pop, the character designs are fun and I just say YAY!
Story: 4.5 out of 5
I am not afraid t admit that when I read the first issue of this series I was kinda on the fence about it. I liked it sure, but I was 100% sold on if it was for me or not. Well I can now say after reading #2 that I am on board with this one. There are some great comical moments thrown in this issue that just upped it to a higher level. Sure you get a good story, nice dialogue and it all happens at a great pace, but it’s the jokes that get my head rolling.
Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
While I always liked the art on this one, I was kinda skeptical about whether or not this story was for me. I had to find that one thing that would clinch it. So thank you for the laughter, is what I would say to Jim Zubkavich, after all he told me the jokes. All in all this one is fun, it has monsters, goblins and zombies already, so who knows what else is in store. Read this book, read it now then come back and share your love for it too.
If you would like to buy or know more about Skullkickers #2 you can find it at www.skullkickers.com.
Review by Dan Royer