SKULLKICKERS SUPER SPECIAL #1
(ONE-SHOT ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL)
Story by Jim Zub
Art and Cover by Edwin Huang, Misty Coats
When the Skullkickers enter the Academy of Serious Sorcery, it’ll take all their wits and steel to defeat warped wizardry, whimsical wands, and wicked witchcraft.
Celebrate 12 years of skull-kicking goodness with a brand-new story of swords and sassery from JIM ZUB (Conan the Barbarian, Dungeons & Dragons) and EDWIN HUANG (Street Fighter)!
In Stores: Nov 09, 2022
If you missed out on our SKULLKICKERS: CASTER BASTARDS AND THE GREAT GROTESQUE Kickstarter Campaign, you can now order physical hardcovers right HERE and the digital edition HERE.
Here’s a throwback – a Skullkickers interview from the December 2011 issue of GameFan magazine.
Here we GO!
SKULLKICKERS: CASTER BASTARDS and the GREAT GROTESQUE is a new sword & sorcery comic story AND 5e-compatible tabletop adventure, funding NOW on Kickstarter!
Please help spread the word far and wide and, if you like what you see, back the campaign!
Come celebrate 10 years of skull-kicking goodness with us. 🙂
New Skullkickers artwork by Edwin Huang. New Skullkickers logo by Tim Daniel.
New adult 2D animated comedy adventure series in the works
Halifax, NS: Copernicus Studios Inc is proud to announce a development deal to adapt the SKULLKICKERS comic series written by Zub and illustrated by Edwin Huang and Chris Stevens into an animated action-adventure series for adults.
“Demand for adult animated content is on the rise.” Says Paul Rigg, President of Copernicus Studios. “Over the past few years we’ve seen the popularity of anime and other content for mature audiences increase in North America. Shows like Castlevania, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, and Rick & Morty are grabbing attention for good reason. It’s a great time to make our mark in this space.”
SKULLKICKERS is a sarcastic send-up of sword & sorcery stories about a trio of mercenaries who kill monsters and cause mayhem in their quest for money, fame and adventure. The series was first published by Image Comics in 2010 and has built a loyal following over the past decade alongside surging interest in fantasy-based entertainment.
Jim Zub is a prolific writer based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past twenty years he’s worked for a wide array of clients including Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, Capcom, Hasbro, and Cartoon Network. Zub’s reputation has risen in comics and gaming with high profile projects including The Avengers, Samurai Jack, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and Conan the Barbarian.
“We have big plans for these head-cracking heroes!” Murray Bain, Copernicus Co-Founder and VP of Creative is keen to adapt the series. “There’s so much in the books to work with and we’re pumped to unleash that same excitement and a whole lot more in animation. It’s time to kick some skulls!”
Arriving In August, pre-order now!
Skullkickers Treasure Trove, Vol. 3 HC
story: Jim Zub
art / cover: Edwin Huang & Misty Coats
August 26 / 320 pages / Full Color / 12+ / $34.99
The fan favorite SKULLKICKERS story concludes in this gorgeous oversized hardcover edition collecting the fifth and sixth story arcs along with lots of spiffy extras and rarities.
Collects SKULLKICKERS #24-33, and our ridiculous #100.
|Skullkickers Treasure Trove 3|
(issues #24-33, and #100, plus extras)
Beer, blood, and battle! The brawl to end it all! The Skullkickers are going out with an epic sword & sorcery war for the ages! The fan favorite Skullkickers story concludes in this gorgeous, oversized, hardcover edition collecting the fifth and sixth story arcs, along with lots of spiffy extras and rarities.
Barnes & Noble
This weekend Skullkickers writer/creator Jim Zub is one of the many creators exhibiting at TCAF – The Toronto Comic Arts Festival! TCAF is a FREE event happening May 9th and 10th at the Toronto Reference Library. Dozens and dozens of comic creators will be in attendance and there will be signings, talks, and tables jammed with comics, graphic novels, and artwork.
He’ll be at TABLE 229 both days with copies of Skullkickers, as well as Wayward, Makeshift Miracle, Figment, Samurai Jack, D&D: Legends of Baldur’s Gate, and more!
If you’ve never attended TCAF and you live in the Greater Toronto Area, you really need to check it out and get inspired!
Here’s a fantastic time lapse video from last year’s TCAF:
Arriving in July, pre-order now!
SKULLKICKERS VOL. 6: INFINITE ICONS OF THE ENDLESS EPIC TP
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
COVER: EDWIN HUANG & ESPEN GRUNDETJERN
JULY 8 / 144 PAGES / FC / T / $16.99
In this volume the SKULLKICKERS story comes to an end, but it’s not going out without a fight!
Beer, blood, and battle collide in the ultimate brawl to end it all!
“If you like action or humor, no one is doing it better than these guys.” -The Weekly Crisis
Collects SKULLKICKERS #31-33 & #100.
|Skullkickers Vol. 6
Infinite Icons of the Endless Epic
Introduction by Joe Zub
The Skullkickers story comes to an end, but it’s not going out without a fight! Beer, blood, and battle collide in the ultimate brawl to end it all!
Barnes & Noble
In June, Skullkickers comes to an end with the wrap-up of our sixth and final story arc “Infinite icons of the Endless Epic”. We didn’t want this momentous occasion to go unnoticed, so we decided to do what the other comic publishers do when they want to celebrate a big story event – we bull$#@&ted a big number on the cover because we could.
Here’s the June ordering solicitation:
story: JIM ZUB
art: EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
cover: CHRIS STEVENS & ESPEN GRUNDETJERN
JUNE 24 / 40 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
“INFINITE ICONS OF THE ENDLESS EPIC” Finale
ISSUE 100?! Hey, if other publishers can just slap any old number on a cover and call it an anniversary, then we want in on that action for our final issue.
Yup, this is the big finish. All skulls must be kicked.
Join us in sending off the series in style with a big 3-digit number and tweet with the hashtag #SK100 to let us know what happened in the 66 issues in between. The best entries get a place in Skullkickers history.
That’s right, we’re jumping straight to #100 to finish the series and are letting our fans fill in the 66 issue gap with the Twitter hashtag #SK100. Tell us in 140 characters a summary of what happened in an unpublished issue of Skullkickers (from #34-99) and the best ones will be listed in the back of our final issue. Anyone could be one tweet from their first Twitter comic writing credit.
So few creator-owned comics ever have an issue 100. We’re feeling quite honored to share this rarified air with Spawn, Savage Dragon, Walking Dead, and Invincible. It’s a milestone for creator-owned comics and we couldn’t do it without Image Comics and our dedicated fanbase.
Thank you for
34 100 issues of love and support.
Arriving in May. Pre-order now!
story: JIM ZUB
art: EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
cover: EDWIN HUANG & JEFF “CHAMBA” CRUZ
MAY 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50
“INFINITE ICONS OF THE ENDLESS EPIC” Part Three
Double, double, toil and trouble… heroes burn and dimensions bubble!
This issue has the second of two connecting gatefold covers by Edwin Huang and Jeff “Chamba” Cruz. Get this one and the previous month’s issue to put together the ultimate Skullkickers battle panorama!