Written by Jim Zubkavich
Art by Edwin Huang, Misty Coats
Release Date: May 9, 2012
The Gun. Yes, I capitalized gun…that’s because this issue is about no mere pistol…this is about The Gun that Skullkickers fans have been curious about since the beginning. The Gun. I’m not going to talk about the events of the issue, so if you haven’t read it yet, fear not! This review is safe for your eyes!
I am going to talk about how the book is crafted…Jim Zubkavich continues to fill this series with straight up hilarity and fun around every corner. The best part about Skullkickers is that the book is not pretentious at all. There are points in this issue where the story is straight up goofy fun and Zubkavich embraces the zaniness rather than denying it and trying to pass the book off as something it’s not. His voice for these characters is fantastic, and in a world of creator owned comics that is typically so serious, this issue is a breath of fresh air in my read pile. I laughed out loud at least six times in this comic, a total that hasn’t been hit in many months. I want to stress that the book isn’t just a big joke, though. There is a solid story here for new readers and long time readers alike. Skullkickers is what all adventure comics should be.
On art detail, Edwin Huang and Misty Coats are the perfect tandem to bring the mind of Jim Zubkavich to life. From the start to the end of this book the art is extremely consistent and Huang is locked in with these characters. It doesn’t matter what crazy mess the duo gets into (and some of this issue is absolutely crazy), Huang delivers.
I’m going to wrap up with a grammatically shaky yet true statement: Great script, great art, great issue.