Story by: Jim Zubkavich
Art By: Edwin Huang & Misty Coats
Art for “two for one” M. Goodwin
Cover by Saejin Oh
Baldy has a flashback to a time of flowing hair.
Just when you think things were going back to normal, you realise that in the world of Skullkickers things are never normal and if they were it’d be a bad thing. While they’re fighting a sea-monster it triggers memories and the origin of Baldy’s golden gun. The recap is typical Skullkickers funny and reminds the reader why they bought the comic and glad they did.
Echoing John Carter, Baldy is not bald at all and has tresses that would make Fabio jealous. He is a grizzled cowboy and has no time for cultists. He of course finds some cultists that are up to no good and things get violent for a change.
The art is a tweaked to suit the western genre and the coloring has a nicely subtle sepia tint. It’s striking and a good demonstration of Edwin Huang’s skill and talent. Same goes for Misty Coates as the whole thing is a joy to read.
If the main story wasn’t fantastic enough you get a side story (possibly due to Shorty not really being in the main event) Two for One is a clever little short that’s a crossover with Adrienne from Princeless. A comic I’m not familiar with but it seems like it may be worth my valuable attention.
I loved Skullkickers 13 but issue 14 starts strong and stays strong. Kind of like the series as a whole. The whole team mix things up but not in a trite way but an organic fashion. It’s so good it’s sickening. No comic should be this energetically creative after almost 3 years. Skullkickers just should be this much fun after being around so long. But it is and that’s just magical.