Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Tonci Zonjic Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Spiral City finds itself trapped in a vicious cycle of crime, corruption, and violence. With the heart of the city at stake, a vigilante rises in Skulldigger. However, when the nefarious Grimjim escapes from prison, will Skulldigger and his ward, Skeleton Boy, be enough to save Spiral City?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Cidnya Dec 15, 2019

    Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy: From the World of Black Hammer #1 is a stellar first issue. Lemire, yet again, delivers a book that is enthralling and visual with the aid of his creative team of Wands and Zonjic. Complex characters and an engaging crime atmosphere add to the already wonderful world of Black Hammer and its accessible to new readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Dec 17, 2019

    With stunning artwork and a bold take on a familiar tension from older superhero universes, Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #1 is a must-read comic and a worthy choice to start the next phase of the Black Hammer world. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Geek'd Out - Aaron Roberts Dec 18, 2019

    Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #1 is a worthwhile addition to the Black Hammer mythos and one that explores a darker and more sinister corner of Spiral City. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Dec 18, 2019

    Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy is a new kind of vigilante duo fraught with all the terror and bad choices any sociopathic would cherish. There is no good or bad, just before and after. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 17, 2019

    As a first issue, I'm intrigued. This series offers a familiar story, but it's how it is being told that makes it feel fresh and new. The visual storytelling simply by panel placement is unmistakable and I can't wait to see how it continues to evolve and change the meaning of the story within its panels. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jan 14, 2020

    I really enjoyed this first issue. Though it seemed kind of short to me, I can't wait to see how these two coexist and eventually implode. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Dec 10, 2019

    Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy is another radical entry in the Black Hammer Universe. It places its foot directly in the Miller-era of superhero comics and pulls it off flawlessly. With an incredible art team and a writer with a strong and cohesive vision, this book is just begging to be read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 18, 2019

    I'm definitely interested in seeing where this goes as mostly it's just something that I can see only properly ending badly for certain characters. With strong results through other spinoff works from Black Hammer, I'm definitely excited for this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Dec 18, 2019

    Interestingly, Skulldigger and his nemesis Grimjim are very much like Batman and the Joker when it comes to how each behaves. But without the trappings of having a weekly comic, Lemire is exploring other possibilities here. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Walker Dec 17, 2019

    Skulldigger bashes some heads. Skeleton Boy watches. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 18, 2019

    Like many other series to spring from the pages of Black Hammer, Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy presents a clear homage to some of the most popular characters and styles in superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Dec 11, 2019

    I would recommend this one if you are into superheroes and crime fiction and want something a bit more hardcore. Read Full Review

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