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Skullkickers, how did this get by me?!

Written by Rui Esteves on Tuesday, January 29 2013 and posted in Reviews
Skullkickers, how did this get by me?!
Fantastic isn't it?!
In 2010 Image Comics published the first issue of a fantasy / comedy series called Skullkickers. Jim Zub, Edwin Huang and Chris Stevens are the names behind the book.

The first trade, that came out in 2011, Skullkickers Volume 1: 1000 Opas and a Dead Body and it got a good reception, however I managed miss it completely.

Image published the 2nd Volume Five Funerals and a Bucket of Blood also in 2011 and in 2012 the 3rd Volume Six Shooter on the Seven Seas.

In 2013 the first 2 Volumes, plus extras got collected into a Hardcover edition called Treasure Trove.

Just this weekend I was googling something (don't recall what) and somehow ended up on Jim Zub's site, more precisely a post about Digital vs Physical reach. Its a really good post, well written, very interesting to read about Jim's experience with the digital promotion of Skullkickers. This made me do a bit more search on Mr Jim Zub's work, I found a couple of books that looked interesting, but it was Skullkickers that stayed with me.

While I was browsing for more information, I noticed that this shares many resemblances with a series I've been on board since the start and loved all books its put out. IDW's D&D by John Rogers, Andrea Di Vito. Like IDW's series Skulkickers presents good art, a fantasy base plot and a promise for epic kickassery that only a dwarf can dish out.

Skullkickers, how did this get by me?!
Just a beer with the boys
From what I could see from the pages that are available on-line and from Edwin Huang and Chris Stevens deviantart pages, at least I'm going to enjoy looking at the book. The style is very clean but powerful with very distinct characters and some dwarfian fan favorite cliches.

So I went and ordered the first volume. Its only £6.75 (or 9.99$) at Amazon. Sadly this was the only book that got delayed in that order, so I'll have to wait a few more days until I can finally get my hands on what looks like a great book.

Skullkickers, how did this get by me?!
Merc #2
Skullkickers, how did this get by me?!
Merc # 1

For more about Skullkickers check out the official website.

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About the Author - Rui Esteves

Rui Esteves is definitely from Peru and has a blog!  Rui tries to find the good in everyone, which is difficult when he has to work for this hive of scum and villainy, but he makes do.   Rui does so enjoy graphic novels, as evident from the name of his blog:  Reading Graphic Novels, twitter handle: @RGNblog, and Facebook page: rgnblog.


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