Savage Skullkickers #1

Savage Skullkickers #1

Writer: Jim Zubkavich Artist: Edwin Huang Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS: a modern reinterpretation that gets back to the roots of these timeless characters. It's a bold new direction, a continuing story and a newly added adjective! Our twentieth issue is brand a new #1! Welcome to comic math.

  • 10
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Mar 26, 2013

    Overall, it's not often that a comic can blend an action story that is not only fun to read but genuinely funny. The fact that Jim Zub and crew have been able to do this without feeling stale is a testament to the quality of this book. One does not need earth-shattering events in a comic to be a good comic. At one point while reading this issue, I laughed out so loud that I thought I might have woken up one of my children sleeping upstairs! And at the end of a long workday, that's worth a solid 10 in my book any day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Sandy Mar 26, 2013

    Every action scene got bigger and better as the comic went on. I am SOLD on this series. I can't believe I'm so late to the party. Jim and company have an awesome thing going and I highly recommend you pick up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Crux - Tatiana Christian May 10, 2013

    With above average art, and great penciling by Huang - Savage Skullkickers #1 is a visually stunning issue with a lot of effort and heart poured into it. While I didn't personally enjoy Savage Skullkickers, I'd highly recommend this for anyone interested in unconventional storytelling techniques and an all around well made comic.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Nick Furious Apr 11, 2013

    Overall the issue proved that Skullkickers has a lot of life left in it. This is one title I would severely miss, especially if any of the Skullkickers team left. They make great artwork, humor, and intelligent writing that could keep pretty much anyone entertained, especially if they are looking for something the likes of Fantasy Humor.A rare gem in the racks of comics that people should not overlook. Next issue we have the return of Copperhead and our two heroes do battle with, themselves? What else did you expect? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Matt Eurice Mar 28, 2013

    This issue is pretty damn good and this series is already starting to grow on me. Most comic book writers take themselves way too seriously and it’s clear that Zub isn’t like that. Honestly, quality humor is surprisingly hard to find in comic books and so far Zub is hitting the nail on the head. The thing is this issue isn’t quite as good as Uncanny Skullkickers. There isn’t anything specific that’s wrong with it necessarily, but it just didn’t seem quite as funny or well done as the last one. It’s still great, don’t get me wrong, but I was definitely more in love with the first. Honestly, the biggest problem is that the dwarf wasn’t floating dead in the water for another whole issue, it still would have been funny as shit to see. Regardless, definitely pick both up; it’s a good time to get on board with this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 29, 2013

    I really can't say enough just how much fun Skullkickers is, and I'm pretty disappointed with myself for waiting so long to get started with it. Even the covers are great, making fun of some of other popular series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 27, 2013

    Admittedly, I haven't been reading this book as much as I should. I fell off the wagon around issue #12. Luckily/Sadly, the scent of #1 issues got me interested (I was obviously a 90s comic book reader), and I jumped back on board to find that nothing has changed, in a good way. SKULLKICKERS is still a fantastic book that's incredibly funny. I had no real problem jumping back on (at issue #19), and I felt right back at home.While the creative team here is amazing, and the story is a ton of fun, this book really isn't new reader friendly, especially with the confusing change in names for the volumes. While this is issue #20 of SKULLKICKERS, it's actually labeled as SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS #1, so new readers may get a tad confused.Overall, I love this book and you will too. I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

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