Monthly Archives: December 2010

Reminder: Edwin & Zub in Boston/Woburn This Weekend!

Edwin and Zub are flying in to Boston this afternoon as part of a day and a half event being organized by retailer Larry\’s Wonderful World of Comics for the Woborn Warehouse comic show.

Larry\’s Comics sells a series of exclusive comic variant covers promoting titles he feels are hot or up-and-coming for the comic industry. Soon after Skullkickers #1 came out he contacted Image about getting a variant produced for his store. Usually the variants are just line art or recoloured versions of the regular issue\’s cover but we wanted to make sure SK stood out, so Edwin and colorist Espen Grundetjern put together this eye-catching new cover piece:



SK #1 Retailer Variant (limited to 1000 copies)

If you live in the Boston area we\’d be thrilled to meet you at the show! Besides signing autographs and chatting it up with comic fans, we\’ll be looking for a piece of pin-up art featuring the Skullkickers to spotlight in issue 5 (arriving in stores late January).

It should be a really fun weekend.


Skullkickers Quotes 5


Skullkickers Vol.1 is only $9.99!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Betsy Gomez
510-644-4980 x 26
betsygomez@imagecomics.com

HIGH FANTASY AT A LOW PRICE
First volume of SKULLKICKERS will sell for only $9.99!

Berkeley, CA – 16 December 2010 – What would you pay a couple of mercenaries to crack some skulls?! In March 2011, you can take a couple of the baddest monster-mashing mercenaries home for the low price of $9.99!

SKULLKICKERS, the new skull-smashing hit series from Image Comics, is getting its first collection. Written by Jim Zubkavich with art by Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens and Misty Coats, the SKULLKICKERS, VOL. 1: 1000 OPAS AND A DEAD BODY TP will collect the first five issues of the ongoing series along with the short stories from POPGUN, VOLS. 2 and 3.

\”We\’re having so much fun making this book,\” says Zubkavich. \”We wanted to make it easy for new readers to join the adventure and to be ready to dig in to the next story arc that begins with issue #7. At the same time this is also a special \’thank you\’ to the fans who have supported us so far.\”

Image Publisher Eric Stephenson adds, \”People are always lamenting the lack of \’fun\’ comics in today\’s market, but Jim & co. have come up with a great formula for SKULLKICKERS that combines high adventure with humor for a violent romp through a well-worn genre they clearly love, but never take too seriously. Every issue is a blast!\”

SKULLKICKERS is an action-packed series that turns fantasy tropes on their ears. Two nameless monster-killing mercenaries are caught up in an assassination plot and won\’t let anything get in their way. Each issue released so far has gone through multiple printings and the series has accumulated rave reviews from readers and critics alike. At $9.99, this collection is a great way to discover the excitement or find an issue you missed the first time around!

SKULLKICKERS, VOL. 1: 1000 OPAS AND A DEAD BODY, a 144-page full-color trade collecting the first five issues of the action-packed series along with the POPGUN anthology tales, will be in stores March 9, 2011, for the amazing introductory price of $9.99. Keep up with the exploits of our heroes at www.skullkickers.com.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.


comiXology (and Skullkickers) now on Android

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The comiXology app is now available for Android, so if you\’re a non-iPhone user you can finally get in on the digital comics rock n\’ roll, including Skullkickers.

Check out how spiffy it looks on the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant phone here. Good stuff.

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SK on AICN! Exclusive Art and Much More!

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Ain\’t It Cool News comic guy Robert Patey has put together an extensive interview with Jim Zubkavich all about Skullkickers that includes exclusive art, the first look at the trade paperback cover, and much more! Go check it out.

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Skullkickers Nominated for Broken Frontier Award – Please Vote!

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The Broken Frontier website has opened voting for their 7th annual Broken Frontier Awards and Skullkickers is nominated in the \’Best Debut Book\’ category.

Please click here to vote for the series!

Thanks for your support.


Skullkickers #4 in stores Dec 22nd!

Look what arrived on my doorstep this morning!

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Issue #4 will definitely be in stores on December 22nd. Buy a few as Christmas gifts for your fantasy-loving friends.

In a market not known for consistency, we\’ve shipped 4 issues back-to-back on schedule and kick butt. 22 pages of rockin\’ art and story, fun bonus content, all on time for $2.99.

Believe it.


Skullkickers #1 & 2 now on comiXology!

Up until now you\’ve only been able to get our FREE Skullkickers preview issue on comiXology, but we\’re happy to report that issue #1 and 2 are now available digitally to read on iPhone, iPad and any internet browser.

Click away to check them out and get caught up on the series, then head to your local comic shop to purchase issue 3:
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Comic Buzz Skullkickers #4 Teaser

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Comic Buzz has the exclusive first tease of artwork from Skullkickers #4, which arrives on December 22nd. Click on the image above to check out this beautiful and deadly two page spread.


New England Signing Expanded – Edwin Huang!

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The Skullkickers New England signing gets even better as Larry\’s Wonderful World of Comics announces that Skullkickers artist Edwin Huang will also be on hand for the event this December 18th!

Click HERE for all the signing details.