Skullkickers Treasure Trove, a hardcover special collection of issues #1-11 jammed with bonus materials is now available for pre-order from your local comic shop or favorite book outlets.
With creator-owned comics like this pre-order numbers are crucial. They help retailers know that there’s interest in a series and allow us to set a more accurate print run. If you’re enjoying Skullkickers I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering Treasure Trove and tell your friends about it too:
Diamond Order Code: FEB12 0458
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SKULLKICKERS TREASURE TROVE VOL. 1 HC
story JIM ZUB
art EDWIN HUANG, CHRIS STEVENS & MISTY COATS
cover CHRIS STEVENS & SAEJIN OH
300 PAGES / FC / TEEN
In Skullkickers, two hard-headed mercenaries kill monsters and cause havoc in their search for money, fame and adventure. Along the way, they’ll gore goblins, smash skeletons, punch plant people and whomp werewolves.
This gorgeous oversized edition, loaded with extras and rarities, follows the Skullkickers through the first 11 issues of their cult hit comic series.
MTV Geek names Skullkickers one of their Top 10 “Best Series of 2011″, Ain’t It Cool News raves that “Everyone who loves comics should buy Skullkickers” and Bleeding Cool calls Skullkickers “the next Chew”.
Collects SKULLKICKERS #1-11, plus bonus material
Our copies have arrived from the printer… Volume 2 is real!
On November 16th you\’ll be able to head to your local comic shop and pick up your own spiffy copy. Let your friendly retailer know you want to reserve yours and, what the heck, buy a couple dozen copies of Volume 1 while you\’re at it to hook your family and friends on the Skullkickers experience.
Tonight at 8pm EST on the Graphic Policy radio show, Jim Zub will be a guest, chatting about all things Skullkickers, Makeshift Miracle and creator-owned comics. Click through to the site for the phone number to call in and submit your questions.
Jim Zub will be at The Beguiling on November 16th for the release of Skullkickers Vol. 2: Five Funerals and a Bucket of Blood. If you live in the Toronto area come out, get your copy signed and enjoy some brand new skull kicking!
Comics of Doom celebrated their 100th podcast episode with a special \”Top 5 Ongoing Series\” episode.
Hunter Camp places Skullkickers in his Top 5 favourites at the 4:05 mark of the podcast.
\”It exemplifies what a creator-owned comic can be.\”…\”No issue has disappointed me.\”
Over at RPG supersite Flames Rising they\’ve posted up a new article in their Design Essay series, this one all about the origin of Skullkickers. Click through and enjoy.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone!
We’ve been asked quite a few times by fans about how Jim Zub writes the stories in Skullkickers – how it’s formatted, how much information is contained in the script and comic writing info in general. With that in mind, we thought we’d post a PDF of the full script for Skullkickers #1 as a way for you to see how it comes together. Click on the cover below to download the zip file and check it out.
If you enjoy this and find it informative, let us know and please pass the site link on to other people.
Skullkickers 01 Script
One of Edwin\’s many commissions from New York Comicon two weeks ago. This one was a request from a fan – \”How would the Skullkickers die?\”
Edwin\’s answer to that question is elegant and fitting.
Jim Zub talks to the gang at Comic Book Fury about Skullkickers, the comic book business and creating content for all kinds of different audiences. Click through and enjoy.
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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\’.