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Awesome Fan Art!

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Check out this sweet Skullkickers fan art by Tad Lambert posted up on his deviantART page. He makes our monster-mashing mercenaries look more animated than ever. Great stuff.

If you have Skullkickers fan art, feel free to send it our way. The best pics will show up in a future print issue of Skullkickers.


Skullkickers Vol. 3 In Stores Now!

After a successful launch over the weekend at New York Comicon, I’m very proud to announce that Skullkickers Vol. 3: Six Shooter on the Seven Seas is available starting today at comic shops across North America.

The whole team worked their butts off on this third story arc and it really shows. If you’ve been enjoying the series, please show your support by picking up a copy of our latest collection and letting your friends know that we’re bringing the goods with each and every issue.


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Dwarf Custom Figurine!

SK mega-fan Jon Walsh had sculptor Travis MacIntosh put together this custom dwarf figurine! We love it!

If you\’re interested in commissioning one of your own, feel free to drop him a line via email.

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Skullkickers at NYCC This Weekend!

New York Comicon, the 4-day pop culture extravaganza, arrives this weekend and Team Skullkickers will be there in a big way.

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Edwin and Zub will be set up at Artist Alley Table W-11, and we\’re very proud to be launching the Skullkickers Vol. 3: Six Shooter on the Seven Seas trade paperback at the show, along with a convention-exclusive sketch variant of Skullkickers #18, our latest Tavern Tales short story issue.

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It\’s going to be a great weekend and we hope to see you there!


Skullkickers #18 is Well Loved

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Skullkickers #18, the anthology-style \”Son of Tavern Tales\” issue with 6 short stories by different creative teams, arrived yesterday in comic shops and the reviews its received so far have been strong!

Unleash the Fanboy: \”4.5/5 It\’s very funny, and very Skullkickers.\”

Futile Postion: \”…each story takes a microcosm of what makes the series great, from the goofy to the violent.\”

Multiversity Comics: \”…the various creators’ authenticity to the characters and the humor insure that #18 is just as good a place to start as #1.\”

One Geek Nation: \”4/5 …a 40 page spectacular that is actually quite enjoyable to read.\”

First Comics News: \”8/10 …all of them show that they are fans of the series and capture the characters and tone perfectly.\”

Fanboy Comics: \”…captures the violent fun of the main series in a standalone single issue full of interesting and humorous stories.\”


Skullkickers #18 In Stores Today!

Today\’s the day!

Skullkickers #18, our \’Son of Tavern Tales\’ anthology issue, arrives in comic shops across North America today. If you want a sneak peek at the good times to come, check out the 6 page preview posted up on Comic Book Resources that teases the awesome dragon-hunting story by Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore (Luther Strode).


Short Stories Are Tall Tales in Skullkickers #18

SHORT STORIES ARE TALL TALES IN SKULLKICKERS #18

Anthology issue of Image Comics series features top talent

Jim Zub\’s SKULLKICKERS is a cult hit, thanks to its hilarious writing, vibrant art, and, well, ample skull-kicking. The Image title has so much monster-bashing and face-smashing that it simply can\’t be expressed by one creative team. So, with SKULLKICKERS #18, some of independent comics\’ best and brightest will be pitching in with stories of their own in the latest \”Tavern Tales\” issue, a collection of short stories.

Included in the mix are John Layman and Rob Guillory (CHEW), Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore (THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE), Blair Butler (HEART), Charles Soule (27), and J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!, Batman: The Brave and the Bold).

The spotlight is on Aubrey Sitterson and Ivan Anya, however — the creative team won the SKULLKICKERS Tavern Tales contest and will have their short story featured in SKULLKICKERS #18.

\”We put out the call to fans of Skullkickers or any creative comic creators at all — submit your Skullkickers short story ideas or submit a two-page sample of artwork based on a script excerpt we had posted at www.skullkickers.com,\” explained series creator and writer Zub. \”With over 300 entries, it was incredibly difficult narrowing it down to one writer and one artist, but in the end Aubrey Sitterson and Ivan Anya popped to the top of their respective groups and their short story collaboration is going to knock people out!\”

Sidle up to the bar, order an ale, and get ready to hear some tall tales! SKULLKICKERS #18 (JUL120516) will be in stores on September 26 and can be pre-ordered now.


Skulkickers Fan Art by Eric Henze

Artist/Animator Eric Henze\’s Baldy from Skullkickers is cartoony and entertaining.

When do we get a Skullkickers cartoon?
Answer: Not soon enough!


Skullkickers #17 is In Stores Now!

Skullkickers #17 is in stores now! I’m incredibly proud of this third story arc and our fans seem to agree that we’ve delivered the goods once again.

Here are links to some of the reviews rolling in:

Comic Buzz: “9/10. The Skullkickers are at their best when things are at their most insane and this arc is a boat full of crazy.”

Fanboy Comics: “Skullkickers is perfect for fans of fantasy adventure or just anyone looking for a fun, violent read that will leave them in stitches.”

Geeks of Doom: “…there are few comics on shelves right now that match Skullkickers in terms of pure unfiltered insanity. This is why comics are made and why we love reading them so much.”

One Geek Nation: “5/5. The story itself flows so damn smoothly, you’d think you’re going down a waterslide. Jim Zub is quickly becoming the next best thing in comics.”

Product of my Dreams: “10/10. This is my second time reading Skullkickers and my excitement for this series hasn’t left yet.”


Skullkickers #17 Preview on CBR

Over on Comic Book Resources they have a 6 page preview of Skullkickers #17, the finale of our third story arc \’Six Shooter on the Seven Seas\’, which arrives in comic book shops tomorrow. It\’s going to be epic!