Skullkickers at HeroesCon This Weekend

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This weekend is the HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina. Skullkickers writer/creator Jim Zub will be there signing and selling trades and issues (including some rare variant covers for sale) all weekend long at the Image Comics booth, Booth #424.

Come by, say \”Hi\” and let him know what you thought of the newly released issue #7.

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Retailers

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.


CANADA

-Alberta-

Happy Harbor Comics
2 Locations! Here’s one:
12226 – Jasper Ave,
Edmonton, AB T5N 3K3
780-452-8211
hhv1@happyharborcomics.com

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

-Quebec-

eXpert Comics
Online outlet and shop:
1470 Shevchenko
Ville Lasalle, Quebec H8N 1P1
514-507-7378
support@expertcomics.com

Librairie Astro Enr
1844 Ste Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M1
514-932-1139

-New Brunswick-

The Comic Hunter
465 Main Street,
Moncton, NB E1C 1C2
506-855-4950
thecomichunter@gmail.com

-Nova Scotia-

Strange Adventures
3 Locations! Here’s one:
5262 Sackville Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1K8
902-425-2140
calum@strangeadventures.com

-Ontario-

The Beguiling
601 Markham Street
Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
416-533-9168
mail@beguiling.com

The Dragon
The Old Quebec Street Mall
55 Wyndham Street North, Unit T12
Guelph, ON N1H 7T8
519-763-5544
info@thedragonweb.com

Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M4N 2L6
416-487-9807
info@paradisecomics.com

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


USA

-Arizona-

Heroes & Villains
4533 East Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-321-HERO
mikecamp.comics@gmail.com

Samurai Comics
2 Locations! Here’s one:
1051 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602-265-8886

-California-

Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92804
714-826-6127

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery
2 Locations! Here’s one:
7131 Winnetka Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91306
818-999-9455

Comickaze Comics Books and More
5517 A/B Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117-2342
858-278-0371
comickaze@gmail.com

NJoy
8415 Reseda Blvd # 4
Northridge CA 91324
818-709-0599
service@njoy.us

-Illinois-

Graham Crackers
9 Locations! Here’s one:
3162 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60647
773-665-2010

-Indianapolis-

Downtown Comics
4 Locations! Here’s one:
11 East Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-237-0397

-Kansas-

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

-Maryland-

Collectors Corner
7911 Harford Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
410-668-3353
collectorscornermd@comcast.net

Third Eye Comics
2 Locations! Here’s one:
45 Old Solomons Island Road
Anapolis, MD 21401
410-897-0322
info@thirdeyecomics.com

-Massachusetts-

Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street – Route 140
Bellingham, MA 02019
508-966-2275

Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics
66 Lakeview Avenue
Lowell, MA 01850
978-459-5323
larryscomicsinc@aol.com

Rubber Chicken Comics
15 North Main Street #B8
Bellingham, MA 02019
508-966-2210

-Michigan-

Comic Explosion
Comic Explosion
214 E. Nepessing St.
Lapeer, MI 48446
810-667-3972

-Missouri-

Rock Bottom Comics
1013 E Walnut St. Suite #101
Columbia, MO 65201
573-443-0113
rockbottomcomics@hotmail.com

-New Hampshire-

Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street
Manchester, NH 03103
603-669-9636
info@dmcomics.com

-New Jersey-

New World Manga Comics Cards & Games
93 East Mt Pleasant Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039
973-597-0625
NWManga@hotmail.com

Zapp Comics
574 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-628-4500
zappcomics@aol.com

-New York-

Jim Hanley’s Universe
2 Locations! Here’s one:
4 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
212-268-7088
Info@jhuniverse.com

-North Carolina-

Ultimate Comics
6120-A Farrington Road
Durham, NC 27717
(919) 401-1910
ultimatecomicsonline@yahoo.com

-Pennsylvania-

Comic Swap, Inc.
110 South Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801
814-234-6005
info@comicswap.biz

-Texas-

Keith’s Books and Comics
4 Locations! Here’s one:
5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 120
Dallas, TX 75206
214-827-3060
info@keithsneatstuff.com

Legacy Comics
5901 McPherson Rd
Suite #2B
Laredo, TX 78041 US
956-723-4420
thelegacycomics@gmail.com

-Washington-

The Comic Stop
4 Locations! Here’s one:
16581 NE 74th St #F-240
Redmond, WA 98052
425-881-0291
redmond@comicstoponline.com

Zanadu Comics Inc.
2 Locations! Here’s one:
1923 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101-1104
206-443-1316
zanadu@zanaducomics.com


Friends of SK: Shinku and The Sixth Gun

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Today sees the release of Shinku #1, a brand new creator-owned series from Image comics. In the back of last week\’s Skullkickers #7 we had an exclusive Shinku preview as a way of showing people the high action and fantastic storytelling in this book.

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Also in SK#7 was our first ad swap with Oni Press\’ The Sixth Gun comic series. This supernatural western tale has amazing characters and a fascinating mythology driving the story. Monsters, wild west action and demonic weapons – what more could you ask for?

Both of these books are ones the Skullkickers team feel you should be reading. It\’s a great time for creator-owned comics and there\’s a fantastic range of titles on the shelves each week. If you\’re not reading Shinku or The Sixth Gun, we highly recommend that you do so.


MTV makes SK #7 one of their Top 10 For May!

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MTV Geek has a list of their 10 Best Comics For May and Skullkickers lands at #8, sitting shoulder to shoulder with a lot of other great titles released this month.

\”Remember when comics were just allowed to be fun? Skullkickers remembers that… This comic, from the art, to the writing, to the lettering, screams bloodthirsty joy from every page. A giant bald warrior, and an angry red-headed dwarf travel the world, killing monsters – and people – for fun and profit.

There’s way more new-reader friendly exposition in the front of the book, but that’s all you really need to know to enjoy the laugh-out-loud funny jokes, over the top violence, and celebrate the return of fun fantasy to comic books. Plus, an awesome pay-off of a last page. What more do you want from a comic book?\”


Comics Nexus Believes in SK#7

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James Fulton at Comics Nexus likes Skullkickers #7 despite his attempts to avoid the sword & sassery we represent.

\”The character work in this comic is excellent, and the dialogue between the two is often very funny.\”


The Mosaik Project Talks Skullkickers and Much More

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Jim Zub talks to The Mosaik Project extensively about all things comics/art: Skullkickers, UDON, art portfolios, Canadian comics, webcomics, animation, online identity and a whole lot more.


Daily Blam on SK#7

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The Daily Blam gets a big charge out of Skullkickers #7, giving the issue 4/5

\”Jim Zub has established an excellent set of personalities that stay strong in the title\’s second story arc.\”


Kwok Talk Talks Skullkickers

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The Kwok Talk podcast chats about Skullkickers (and also The Sixth Gun done by our pals Cullen and Brian) on their latest episode. They even put together a little radio play of Shorty\’s poison stew trip-out scene! Click on through to check it out.

Skullkickers coverage begins at 15:25 into the podcast.


Reviews For Skullkickers #7 Are Strong!

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It\’s wonderful to be back on the stands with a new issue of Skullkickers. Thank you everyone who has been e-mailing us such positive and enthusiastic feedback on the issue. Here are some reviews coming from around the web:

Ain\’t It Cool News calls it \”an imaginative and fun tale \”.

Geeks of Doom raves that \”awesomeness exudes off of every single page\”.

Third Eye Comics tells their customers that \”it’s proven itself to be one of the coolest new Image series to come out in the last year\”.

Weekly Comic Book Review lets us know that \”The whole bloodbath is so ludicrous that I couldn’t help but laugh\”.

Mondo Comics says \”I do love a good awkward dinner party, and boy did Skullkickers deliver.\”

Keep \’em coming, folks! We love reading your thoughts on the series!


Robot 6 Talks Skullkickers and Consistency

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JK Parkin at Robot 6 sits down with Jim Zub to discuss Skullkickers\’ second arc and it includes an in-depth discussion of the importance of retailer support and consistent shipping. Check it out!