SkullKickers: 1,000 Opas and a Dead Body TPB
At first glance SkullKickers looks like a killer book. The art is crazy good and the title sounds like it’s going to provide a lot of action and skull kicking. So it would be an understatement that I was excited to read this book.
After finishing this trade I was more than a little disappointed. The overall story was nothing exciting or new and definitely left me feeling flat. The story centers on two adventurers that go from town to town in search of ways to make some money. In this adventure they come across a sorcerer who is raising the dead. My problem with this story is that there doesn’t seem to be any completeness. The story merely meanders from plot point to plot point simply because it sounded cool to include but really doesn’t offer anything of actual substance. Granted this is most likely a small insight into a much larger story line but when I buy a trade I’m looking for a complete story from start to finish without the need to keep buying trade after trade just to get some understanding of what is going on. There are so many plot devices that are added and not resolved that after reading sixty plus pages it leaves one wondering if the read was worth the time.
The art by Edwin Huang was top notch and quite detailed. I get the impression that he can handle any art task thrown at him; from the boots to the characters hair are all given extra care. I wouldn’t be surprised it the big two came knocking on his door. The art alone makes this book stand out on the shelves.
If you’re looking for something to read that‘s a little entertaining this book would satisfy that urge.