Good Comic Books Calls SK #7 'Awesome Sauce'!


The gents at the Good Comic Book podcast have read and enjoyed Skullkickers #7. They compare the humour to Terry Pratchett\’s wonderful Discworld series and give our little yarn a rating of \’Awesome Sauce\’.

Click on through and give it a listen. Skullkickers coverage begins at 19:50 in the podcast.

Tales From the Water Cooler Chats SK #7


The gents at Tales From the Water Cooler chat about Skullkickers #7 in their latest podcast.

Skullkickers coverage starts at 17:25.

Skullkickers Caption Contest


Over on Flames Rising they\’ve just posted up a Skullkickers caption contest. Click on over to check it out and you could win one of our limited edition hardcover trade paperbacks!

Skullkickers at HeroesCon This Weekend


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.



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

Friends of SK: Shinku and The Sixth Gun


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.


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!


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


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


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


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.\”