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Skullkickers Minis Now Part of the Rum & Bones Kickstarter!

The Skullkickers have just been announced as part of the Rum & Bones board game Kickstarter! They’re an exclusive set of 5 figures (complete with their own character-centric rules) only available as part of the Kickstarter pre-order process.


Rum & Bones is the new pirate-themed board game by Cool Mini Or Not, creators of ‘Zombicide’. Zub had a chance to meet the Cool Mini crew at Gen Con and they talked about the possibility of teaming up in the future. Once they started work on Rum & Bones, they both felt it would be a great way to use the SK cast, especially since there was a pirate story in Volume 3, ‘Six Shooter on the Seven Seas’.

As you can see, the character archetypes from Skullkickers marry themselves well to the Rum & Bones play style and the miniature sculpts look awesome!



If you’re a board game fan or Skullkickers fan we hope you’ll click through to check out Rum & Bones (which wraps up pre-orders on December 28th) and tell your friends about it too. We can’t wait to battle it out with our very own skullkicking pirate crew!






Skullkickers #24 Preview


Comic Book Resources has a 6 page preview of Skullkickers #24 (a.k.a. ‘Before Skullkickers’) posted on their site. Check out the incredible artwork of Stjepan Sejic in this short story all about Kusia written by Ron Marz.

Evolution of a Fanboy Interview


Evolution of a Fanboy has posted up an interview they recorded with Jim at New York Comicon. His voice is hoarse, but he still talks up a storm about Skullkickers.

Check it out.

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


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,\” 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.

Skullkickers Sindiecate Week!

This week on the amazing Sindiecate art blog, the theme is Skullkickers! Yes!

The first pic, done by Jorge F. Muñoz is truly skullkickin\’-worthy.

We cannot wait to see what other art is put together by the gang. Head on over and check them out.


Launching a new creator-owned comic series is really tough in this market. Every comic retailer who carries Image Comics and supports creator-owned books should be thanked for their hard work.

The retailers listed below are what we’re calling our “Skullkickers Certified” stores. These shops have worked incredibly hard to help promote Skullkickers to their customers and shown us lots of love. In turn, we want to help advertise them here and in our printed issues.

If your store is worthy of being called “Skullkickers Certified”, please let us know! We want to tell our readers about you and give you the praise you deserve. Drop us a line via our Contact page and join the ranks of the dwarf’s mighty thumb’s up.

If you can’t find a shop in your area on the list below, search for one at the Comic Shop Locator website.



Happy Harbor Comics
2 Locations! Here’s one:
12226 – Jasper Ave,
Edmonton, AB T5N 3K3

Redd Skull Comics
720 Edmonton Trail Northeast
Calgary, AB T2E 3J4
(403) 230-2716


eXpert Comics
Online outlet and shop:
1470 Shevchenko
Ville Lasalle, Quebec H8N 1P1

Librairie Astro Enr
1844 Ste Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M1

-New Brunswick-

The Comic Hunter
465 Main Street,
Moncton, NB E1C 1C2

-Nova Scotia-

Strange Adventures
3 Locations! Here’s one:
5262 Sackville Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1K8


The Beguiling
601 Markham Street
Toronto, ON M6G 2L7

The Dragon
The Old Quebec Street Mall
55 Wyndham Street North, Unit T12
Guelph, ON N1H 7T8

Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M4N 2L6

The Silver Snail
2 Locations! Here’s one:
367 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2A4
416 593 0889



Heroes & Villains
4533 East Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85711

Samurai Comics
2 Locations! Here’s one:
1051 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85014


Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92804

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery
2 Locations! Here’s one:
7131 Winnetka Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91306

Comickaze Comics Books and More
5517 A/B Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117-2342

8415 Reseda Blvd # 4
Northridge CA 91324


Graham Crackers
9 Locations! Here’s one:
3162 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60647


Downtown Comics
4 Locations! Here’s one:
11 East Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Pop Culture Comix
9337 W 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
913 341-0040


Collectors Corner
7911 Harford Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21234

Third Eye Comics
2 Locations! Here’s one:
45 Old Solomons Island Road
Anapolis, MD 21401


Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street – Route 140
Bellingham, MA 02019

Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics
66 Lakeview Avenue
Lowell, MA 01850

Rubber Chicken Comics
15 North Main Street #B8
Bellingham, MA 02019


Comic Explosion
Comic Explosion
214 E. Nepessing St.
Lapeer, MI 48446


Rock Bottom Comics
1013 E Walnut St. Suite #101
Columbia, MO 65201

-New Hampshire-

Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street
Manchester, NH 03103

-New Jersey-

New World Manga Comics Cards & Games
93 East Mt Pleasant Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039

Zapp Comics
574 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

-New York-

Jim Hanley’s Universe
2 Locations! Here’s one:
4 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001

-North Carolina-

Ultimate Comics
6120-A Farrington Road
Durham, NC 27717
(919) 401-1910


Comic Swap, Inc.
110 South Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801


Keith’s Books and Comics
4 Locations! Here’s one:
5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 120
Dallas, TX 75206

Legacy Comics
5901 McPherson Rd
Suite #2B
Laredo, TX 78041 US


The Comic Stop
4 Locations! Here’s one:
16581 NE 74th St #F-240
Redmond, WA 98052

Zanadu Comics Inc.
2 Locations! Here’s one:
1923 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101-1104

Tales From the Water Cooler Talks SK #6


The Tales From the Water Cooler podcast crew reviewed a bunch of comics this week, including Skullkickers #6. All four reviewers gave the issue very high marks and loved our \’Four Tavern Tales\’ short story concept.

Skullkickers coverage starts at 50:20 in the podcast.


This is the official site for Skullkickers, a fantasy-comedy comic series being published by Image Comics that launched in September 2010.

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

If you love fantasy, action-comedy, a touch of black-hearted violence and movies like Army of Darkness, then Skullkickers is the book for you!

The first Skullkickers trade paperback, collecting issues #1-5 and extra short stories, has been released. Click HERE for ordering information and cover art.

For media/licensing inquiries related to Skullkickers, please contact:

Elan Freedman
Surge Licensing, Inc.