Uncanny Skullkickers #1 Reviews

Who knew a lil’ old #1 on the cover could bring so much attention?


Thank you everyone who picked up a copy of UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1. The feedback from retailers, readers and reviewers has been overwhelmingly positive. Here’s the word from the internet at large:

The Beat: “Uncanny Skullkicker’s #1 does work as an excellent jump-on point for readers, with an inclusive sense of humor which fizzes on the page. The characters are fun to read about, the artwork is striking and tells the story well, and it left me interested in going back and reading the previous 18 issues.”

Newsarama: “8/10 …a Mountain Dew-fueled Saturday night around the kitchen table playing Dungeons & Dragons wrapped up into 22 pages of highly polished comic fun.”

Weekly Crisis: “Must Read. Zub combines elements of the fantasy genre while at the same time making you laugh yourself silly. The book is just plain old fun!”

Multiversity: “8.8/10 Jim Zub’s jokes are laugh-out-loud funny, the story is exciting, and the artistic team of Edwin Huang and Misty Coats is dynamite.”

Futile Position: “Uncanny Skullkickers #1 is a great issue. It’s not only a good jumping on point for those new to the series it also sends the series off in a new direction with a new central dynamic and the usual balance of fantastic action scenes and truly-funny funny parts”

Comic Vine: “4.5/5 …an original adventure story with perfect amount of satire and parody.”

IGN: “7.7/10 All in all, Uncanny Skullkickers #1 is worth at least a chance to win your loyalty.”

Nerds of a Feather: “Pick of the Week. …a witty book that provides moments of genuine laughter and has an interesting cast of characters.”

Eat@Shrimpy’s: “9/10 …one of the smartest, funniest, self-aware books on the market”

Image Addiction: “Thank god, they finally added adjectives. I don’t think I could have tolerated another issue without them.”

Fanboy Comics: “Jim Zub delivers a crazy world full of giant monsters, insane magic, and some of the coolest action heroes you’ll ever meet. His skullkickers aren’t quite good guys and gals, they’re just the heroes we’re stuck with.”

Page & Panel: “Issue #1/#19 doesn’t miss a step in fire-grilling some of the craziest, over-the-top violence and wrapping it in a buddy-comedy tortilla, ready for your consumption!”

Graphic Policy: “8.5/10 After a too long break, this week sees a new release, either the nineteenth issue or the first issue of an ‘uncanny’ new series. Either way, the issue kicks ass!”

Comicosity: “8.5/10 Skullkickers is an adventure title in its purest form. Every page flip reveals a new monster, or trap, or any number of scenarios you wouldn’t have expected when you first opened the comic.”

Comic Bastards: “5/5 …this is the best fake first issue I’ve read in the past two years.”

First Comics News: “9/10 …every panel successful conveys the journey the characters are going on with crisp visuals and a fun layout.”

Here Be Geeks: “All in, Skullkicker is still a great comedic take on the fantasy genre. There’s really not much to fault, other than wishing for even more of the funny, but that’s only a good thing.”

OH! Entertainment: “Skullkickers will bring a light dose of humor and big time adventure into your comic book reading, and it will do so in an attractive package.”

Fellowship of the Geeks: “Titles like this are what make me want to review comics. And read comics. It’s just brilliant, folks.”

Nerd Span: “It’s a new direction with all the old charm and magic. It’s a great jumping on point for new readers and an issue old readers will thoroughly enjoy.”

Alpha Comics: “Don’t skip to the last page and ruin the ending of the epic tale of the dwarf in the water that is equal parts Ben Hur, Citizen Kane and M. Night Shyamalan.”

Third Eye Comics: “Imagine a buddy comedy like THE HANGOVER, and then mix that with the fantasy world setting of LORD OF THE RINGS or DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Now, throw in some bloody slapstick gore ala ARMY OF DARKNESS, and you’ve got yourself a very cool little read.”

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