Dark Skullkickers Dark #1

Dark Skullkickers Dark #1

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Edwin Huang Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 3, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 5
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Yup, we're beating this re-re-re-re-boot dead horse one... more... time.

DARK SKULLKICKERS DARK - it's the comic the industry needs, it just doesn't know it yet! Our fourth story arc ends and darkness begins! Secrets are revealed, continuity is poked and, of course, violence is unleashed.

For die-hard collectors keeping up with our old sequential numbering, no problem! Our B cover legacy variant is a classic issue twenty-three.

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Joey Caswell Jul 3, 2013

    Skullkickers is not on the immediate radar for enough comic book readers. This series is adventurous, action-packed, humorous, fun, and deep all at once. Everything in this book stands out among the horde of other available titles, from the writing style to the visuals. With only two story arcs left to go, now is a great time to catch up on the trades and get ready for the next big development! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 3, 2013

    Dark Skullkickers Dark #1 is, by no means, a bad comic. It is not the best in the Skullkickers‘ series so far, but has its entertaining moments. More Skullkickers is always a good thing, and I'll be returning for Tavern Tales. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Nat Webb Jul 5, 2013

    Overall, the issue isn't quite as tight as what Zub and Huang usually produce. Ending story arcs can be tricky, and I think Zub is a smart enough writer that there's probably more going on here than there seems, but it's hard not to feel a bit let down by what reads as an anticlimax. There are still the trademark descriptive sound effects, and some funny bits with the drunken dwarf, so it's not all serious meta-narrative. And even if the art isn't up to Huang's regular standards, those standards are quite high and the art is still great. With any luck, the next issue will be both a return to form and a non-#1. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Walter Richardson Jul 5, 2013

    As usual, Edwin Huang and Misty Coats " with assistance from Kevin Raganit, Ross A. Campbell, and Ludwig Olimba " absolutely dominated the visuals of the book, providing page after page of truly delightful-to-look-at comics. Unfortunately, this is probably the first "Skullkickers" issue that doesn't flow smoothly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jul 8, 2013

    While not a bad issue, it certainly does not deliver the same sort of comedy and storyline as the earlier parts of the story arc. Read Full Review

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