Arriving in Late February…

Now available for pre-order from your friendly local comic shop!

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Diamond Order Codes:
DEC12 0515 UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 COV A (uncanny cover)
DEC12 0516 UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 COV B (original numbering variant)


Evolution of a Fanboy Interview

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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.


The Launch of Something “Savage”

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THE LAUNCH OF SOMETHING “SAVAGE”
SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS #1 Is A First Issue

This March Image Comics invites readers to jump on board action and adventure, newly reinvigorated with a very special adjective—THE SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS!

“The response to Uncanny Skullkickers was so tremendous that we knew we couldn’t just let something that was working remain unchanged,” said Image PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman. “Relaunching Skullkickers was a total game-changer! For a whole month, it wasn’t just plain Skullkickers. It was Uncanny! And now it’s going to be Savage! Game. Changer.”

SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS continues the epic SKULLKICKERS storyline and is a perfect jumping on point for new readers. Even more perfect than last month.

“With over 180 issues released over the past 20 years, Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon is one of the most compelling and consistent creator-owned comics ever made,” said creator Zub. “In order to commemorate Erik’s hard work and strident ‘no relaunching, no renumbering’ approach to his series, we thought we’d relaunch and renumber Skullkickers, stealing his precious ‘Savage’ adjective while we’re at it. Thanks, Erik!”

And if you’re a diehard collector of SKULLKICKERS sad that you won’t have a SKULLKICKERS #20 to add to your collection? Don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything. In addition to the regular “Savage” cover we’re offering a special “issue #20 variant” B cover to make sure your collector streak is unbroken.

It’s new. It’s classic. It’s a modern reinterpretation that gets back to the roots of these timeless characters. SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS #1 is available wherever kick ass comics are sold starting this March.


Diamond Previews Interview!

Jim Zub chatted with Andy Mueller at Diamond all about Uncanny Skullkickers #1 arriving in late February.

Check out the interview and exclusive new artwork!


CBR Interview!

Over on Comic Book Resources, I have a new interview talking all about Uncanny Skullkickers #1 arriving in February, including our special issue #19 variant cover!


Re-Boot To The Head

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UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 Is Everything For Everyone

This February, Image Comics invites readers to jump on board action and adventure, newly reinvigorated with a very special adjective – THE UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS!

“After almost twenty issues of critically-acclaimed cranium-smashing adventure, we felt it was important to remind retailers and readers that Skullkickers is the most enjoyable adventure series in the entire comic industry,” said Image PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman. “What better way to do that than to add a spiffy new adjective to it! That’s what people do, right?”

UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS, written by Jim Zub and drawn by adorable elf-man Edwin Huang, begins the second half of the epic six-arc Skullkickers storyline and is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers of the action-comedy fantasy series. And who doesn’t want to be known as a reader of a comic about hard-headed mercenaries knocking heads for fun and profit? I mean, really.

“We pride ourselves on making each and every issue of Skullkickers accessible, but this spiffy #1 is that times ten,” said creator Zub. “We quickly recap the story that’s come before and then push forward into new action-packed territory: a deadly island of mystery, swashbuckling adventure, ferocious man-eating turtles, pissed-off apes… it’s a cornucopia of entertainment.”

And if you’re a diehard collector of SKULLKICKERS who’s sad that you won’t have a SKULLKICKERS #19 to add to your collection? Don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything. In addition to the regular “Uncanny” cover we’re offering a special “issue #19 variant” B cover to make sure your collector streak is unbroken.

It’s new. It’s classic. It’s a modern reinterpretation that gets back to the roots of these timeless characters. UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 will available wherever kick-ass comics are sold on February 27! Pre-order it now from the December issue of Previews.


Uncanny Skullkickers #1?

As seen in the newly released Image Comics February 2013 solicits

UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1
story JIM ZUB
art EDWIN HUANG
cover EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
FEBRUARY 27
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50

The UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS: Two hard-headed mercenaries kill monsters and cause havoc in their search for money, fame and adventure! A bold new direction! A perfect jumping-on point! A newly added adjective! Our nineteenth issue, but also a new issue #1! It’s all here, people! Don’t make us use more exclamation marks!!

P.S. Retailers: Rack this comic beside other “Uncanny” comics you may have hanging around and sell a ton of copies. Do it.


Skullkickers Vol. 3 Review, With Aussie Accents!

Check out this review of Skullkickers Vol. 3: Six Shooter on the Seven Seas. Australian accents make everything sound awesome!:

Warning: Some small Volume 3 spoilers in there too!

Skullkickers Vol. 3 \’Strip\’ Artwork

Each of the Skullkickers trade paperbacks have a long and thin strip of repeating artwork that makes up the back and front cover.

Check out this uninterrupted look at the spiffy artwork for Volume 3: Six Shooter on the Seven Seas, available now from your local comic shop or online comic/book retailer:

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Line Art by Edwin Huang
Colors by Espen Grundetjern


Comic Beat Interview

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Matt O\’Keefe over at The Beat has posted an extensive interview with Jim Zub covering a slew of different topics – Skullkickers, Makeshift Miracle, Pathfinder, ShiftyLook, comic writing and much more.

Click on through and give it a read.