Uncanny Skullkickers #1 – Jim Zub returns to kick skulls with more adjectives
Uncanny Skullkickers #1 Review Short Version: Jim Zub returns for Uncanny Skullkickers #1 after taking some time off (well, from Skullkickers anyway). For those that missed the first run of the series, this is a good place to jump on and if you like fantasy, humor or action adventure comics I would recommend that you do. Knowledge of the previous run is nice, but not necessary, and the new dynamic comes across very nicely in Uncanny Skullkickers #1.
Uncanny Skullkickers #1 Writer: Jim Zub
Uncanny Skullkickers #1 Artist: Edwin Huang
Uncanny Skullkickers #1 Review
You can make your arguments, but I’m not convinced that there is a better action-adventure comic book on the market than Skullkickers which returns this week as Uncanny Skullkickers #1. It’s a good place to jump on for those that haven’t been following the series and contains a run-down of the plot so far at the start of the book. Rex and Kusia are stranded on an island all Lost style after their boat wreck at the end of the last issue of Skullkickers and start out by trying to survive. It turns out they have radically different ideas of what is involved in survival and Zub does a great job of setting out the character dynamics early and reinforcing them throughout the issue. Also covered: The continued fate of Shorty. It is both humorous and possibly made to drive home a point. In any case, Uncanny Skullkickers #1 is a great issue. It’s not only a good jumping on point for those new to the series (but seriously check it out for free online) it also sends the series off in a new direction with a new central dynamic and the usual balance of fantastic action scenes and truly-funny funny parts (rarer in comics than they should be).