Writer: Jim Zub.
Artist: Edwin Huang.
Colors: Misty Coats.
Published by Image Comics.
After the previous issue gave me the best reason for hair loss EVER! This issue had a lot of lofty expectations to live up to.
Now that the near mythical mystery of Baldy’s hair loss has been revealed. The story returns to the high seas and some monster fighting on a boat is the order of the day. You find out some very interesting fantasy facts and things about dwarven bone structure that you have no business knowing.
Jim Zub is really gaining in confidence and the baldy centric issues were a welcome flexing of his creative muscles. With this growing faith in his chops Zub is getting more daring. There’s some very funny stuff to be read here and it’s not as if this comic wasn’t fun to begin with.
Edwin Huang’s art has never been sloppy but he’s also getting more and more accomplished and lovely to look at. Setting himself stylistically apart and always helping the story along in an easy to follow and slick way.
Misty Coats is a really good artist in her own right and her coloring is as stonkingly good as that. Never dull and not overly bright, a true sign of someone who’s a true artist and I’ll be sad when she’ll too busy to do this comic on account of being a fan-favorite artist on an equally awesome comic.
I’m not saying a freakin’ thing about the plot of this comic as all you need to know is that you should be reading it right now.
Skullkickers is one of the most fun, irreverent and devil may care comics out there. The only thing the creators care about in Skullkickers is that it’s the best comic they can make. Something they succeed at in every issue. The maddening thing is they make it look all too easy.
Rating 9/10 for being a source of mayhem and amusement for 2 years. Thank guys and gals.