Skullkickers #16

Skullkickers #16

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Edwin Huang Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 18, 2012 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 5
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Ancient evil has arisen aboard the pirate ship called the Mermaid's Bottom in this, the penultimate part of our 3rd story arc. Mind-control, maidens, monsters, meat, and more words that start with "M". Everybody say it with me now: "Mmmmmmmmm..."

"Skullkickers is a finely-polished effort providing eager appeal" - Gonzobarbarian

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jul 19, 2012

    Huang's characters live as large as the script, with expressive faces, free-flowing bodies and a few panel tricks thrown in for good measure"all tightly illustrated, too. Skullkickers is a comic that lovers of fun need to try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Jul 18, 2012

    In short, Skullkickers #16 is both an excellent example of storytelling and a prime source of humor in comic book form. With riffs on pirates, fantasy tropes and everything in between, Skullkickers #16 is worth a read for anyone who appreciates a laugh. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Jul 21, 2012

    That was the next to last line of this issue and it basically sums up the attitude towards this series. It's not an attitude that throws together convoluted story plots for the sake of sensationalism, but one that is upfront about saying, "Ya we know this technically wouldn't work, but it's awesome and not too far-fetched so we are going with it." Now that's a philosophy I can get behind for a wisecracking sword and sorcery book. Skullkickers #16 is rude, violent, foul-mouthed, artistic, and all-around well-done, earning 4 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Julius Freeman Jul 16, 2012

    The sequential storytelling is very innovative and thecomedic pacing is spot on. I especially enjoyed the Pirate Dictionary is an additional gem we get frombuying this book. What are you waiting for? Buy this book! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jul 18, 2012

    Everything else aside, the strongest part of any given issue of Skullkickers is the artwork of Edwin Huang and Misty Coats. Skullkickers #16 is a great looking comic book. Towards the end of the book, the ship that the characters are on hits a heavy storm and begins to be tossed about in the waves. As this happens, the panels in the book begin to sway back in forth. They tilt sideways and send the characters sliding across the page. Then it tilts back and sends them the other way. It's a cool effect and a great reminder that the art in Skullkickers is always topnotch. Even if the bad jokes rub you the wrong way, give Skullkickers a chance. It's a really pretty book. Read Full Review

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