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Skullkickers Original Art is Part of the RWP Fundraiser!


Want to get a one-of-a-kind piece of Skullkickers artwork and also help a great cause?

Reading With Pictures is running a fundraiser and Edwin Huang (artist on Skullkickers) has donated the original full size inked artwork for the splash page of Mighty Skullkickers #1 to the cause.

Bidding starts at $75 (A steal – Edwin’s commission drawings are more expensive!) so make sure you get in there and make it yours before Monday.

Savage Twins


On the left is Marvel’s previously released Savage Wolverine #1, on the right is Savage Skullkickers #1, arriving in stores this Wednesday. Don’t be confused. They’re both great comics.

Frank Cho, artist and writer on Savage Wolverine, is top notch talent and a great guy. We thank him for being a good sport after Edwin and Jim homaged the bejezus out of his amazing cover art.

Anyways, SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS, make sure you pick your copy up on Wednesday!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From Skullkickers!

Tavern Tales Contest Winner Ivan Anaya sketched up this St. Patrick’s Day dwarf for you all. Enjoy!


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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Skullkickers Tavern Tales Contest Winners!

Thanks again to everyone who entered our Skullkickers Tavern Tales Contest. We’re very proud to announce our big winners:

Writing: Aubrey Sitterson

Aubrey‘s writing submission, called “Dues or Die!” won out over the more than 250 writing entries received.

Art: Ivan Anaya

You can check out Ivan Anaya‘s amazing art submission based on the 2 page sample script:

Congratulate our two winners and look forward to their short story coming up in Skullkickers #18!

Munchkin-Skullkickers Sneak Peek


Steve Jackson Games has updated their Munchkin-Skullkickers webpage with more details on the upcoming booster pack expansion for their hit card game. There\’s also a sample of 3 of the cards and the spiffy new artwork drawn by Edwin Huang and colored by Jim Zub. Click on through and check it out.




Is this your first time here?

If so, welcome!

SKULLKICKERS is a sword & sorcery action-comedy comic being published by Image Comics, the publisher of The Walking Dead, Spawn and many other creator-owned comic titles.

In Skullkickers, two hard-headed mercenaries kill monsters and cause havoc in their search for money, fame and adventure.

If you enjoy Army of Darkness, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Hellboy or have great memories playing D&D with your friends, then this comic is going to push some happy buttons, we assure you.

Feel free to browse around the site and get a feel for the comic, particularly by reading previews of each issue released so far. If those tick your tock, then feel free to purchase Skullkickers from your local comic shop, or click on the covers below to order our books, collecting the first two story arcs in spiffy high quality trade paperbacks.

Our third storyline begins in 2012, a rollicking pirate tale called \’Six Shooter on the Seven Seas\’.

Skullkickers Forum Now at Image HQ!

Hey Kickeroos –

Image Comics\’ Forum has just gone through a spiffy revamp and, as part of that, they\’ve added a forum specifically for Skullkickers! Click the logo below to head on over.

We\’ll be posting up goodies there from time to time and it will be a great place to meet other fans of the series. If you enjoy Image Comics or are an aspiring creator, the forums are a very good place to chat, network and learn.

Skullkickers #7 Arrives Today!


It\’s been a few months as we revved up production on our second arc but today\’s finally the day – Skullkickers is back!

Please head on down to your local comic shop and pick up a copy of #7, the first part of our second bombastic story arc, and let us know what you think of it!

If you\’re at all on the fence, let us entice you with:
– An exclusive 6 page preview of Shinku, a new creator-owned series coming next month from Image.
– More banter
– A bloody and violent dinner party
– The word \”jumblies\”
– Our two mercenary morons finally get names!

GO! Buy the issue, show your friends, support creator-owned comics!

Welcome, welcome!


Okay, let\’s say you’ve just moseyed over from the fantastic Unshelved website and you’re wondering what this is all about. Let me give you the quick skinny:

My name is Jim Zubkavich (though friends and colleagues usually just call me “Zub”). I’m the writer/creator of Skullkickers.

The Skullkickers are two hard-headed mercenaries who slay monsters and cause havoc in their quest for gold, fame and adventure.

Skullkickers is a PG-rated adventure comic published by Image (publisher of \’The Walking Dead\’, \’Chew\’, \’Spawn\’ and many other comic series). At its heart SK is a buddy cop movie slammed into Conan, a fantasy action-comedy with sass and banter. It\’s violent, but the blood is cartoonishly ridiculous. It skirts a violent edge without tipping over into nastiness. There\’s no real swearing, just cartoon symbol $#% style curses. There\’s absolutely no sexual content.

Although Skullkickers would generally be considered a “boy’s” comic, I\’m adamant about having content that doesn\’t play to the fanboy-ish tendencies in fantasy and superhero books to use girls as sex objects or plot props for the male leads. Boy-centric shouldn\’t mean anti-girl, if that makes sense.

Our first trade paperback arrives in comic shops and book stores March 9th and everyone on the creative team is excited about seeing the work we’ve done collected in a handsome book format. Our publisher is helping push hard to get new readers on board the series with an aggressive value price for the trade: 144 full colour pages for only $9.99.

If the above sounds like a fun read to you and you’d like to see more, please feel free to click on the trade paperback cover to your right for ordering info, or the images below to preview our issues.