What’s better than a samurai combating the forces of evil with a magic sword? This of course is the premise of “Samurai Jack”, a hit animated series that lit up the Cartoon Networks air waves somewhere around a decade ago. When I picked up my issue of “Samurai Jack and the Threads of Time” the euphoric sense of nostalgia coursed through my veins, this mysterious god of war has once again been brought back into my life. This is one of the few times I looked forward to a TV to comic adaptation. Many of these ventures can be hit or miss, and this issue shows that there is some potential for “Samurai Jack” to be a great comic. READ MORE
More Halloween comic book news coming your way. Expect a lot of this over the coming weeks. I know you love it. Valiant Comics offers a preview of “Shadowman” #11, in which Jack Boniface spends his first Halloween in the Valiant Universe. This issue works as a stand-alone story, so if you’ve been skipping out on “Shadow Man”, what better time than Halloween to give it a shot. READ MORE
Valiant announced their plans to bring Halloween to their universe this fall with the release of their first ever Halloween special. “Shadowman” #11, written by Jim Zub with art from Miguel Sepulveda, is set on All Hallow’s Eve and it sees the titular hero fending for himself on the most horrific night of the year. The issue will ship with a few alternate covers, one of which include a fully detachable Shadowman mask. READ MORE
When it comes to promoting his creator owned books there is nobody that works harder that writer Jim Zub. He is constantly beating the drum for his Image Comics series Skullkickers trying to reach new audiences.
“Skullkickers” is one of the most criminally underrated books being published by Image today. Zub packs each issue with tons of action, adventure, comedy and off-the-wall fantasy elements that make “Skullkickers” one of the funnest books to read each and every month. The series follows two hard-headed mercenaries kill monsters and cause havoc in their search for money, fame and adventure. Along the way, they’ll gore goblins, smash skeletons, punch plant people and whomp werewolves.
Despite earning its fair share of critical acclaim from the likes of MTV Geek (who named one of “Best Series of 2011″), Ain’t It Cool News, Bleeding Cool, and the rest of the comic critics community, Skullkickers has been flying under fans’ and retailers’ radar as it’s overshadowed by countless crossovers, reboots and re-launches.
Zub caught up with Bloody-Disgusting to chat about “Uncanny Skullkickers” #1 which hits store shelves this week, his online outreach to find new readers, and his sarcastic approach to the re-boot of his fantasy epic.
Because being “All-New” and “Secret” just isn’t enough on their own anymore, Image Comics is launching All-New Secret Skullkickers in May to ramp up the nonsense. Naturally, the creators behind the book are still Jim Zub and Edwin Huang, and they’re gearing up for, well, continuing the series as planned. The #1 is just their way of having fun with a “reboot”. Check it all out below. READ MORE
Alright, folks! You’ve read all of our Bloody-disgusting staff picks for favorite comics of 2012, but now you get to hear what your favorite creators have been loving over the past year. Below are the Top 5 of 2012 lists from industry pros, Alan Robert (“Crawl To Me”), Tim Seeley (“Hack/Slash”, “Revival”), Jim Zub (“Skullkickers”), David Hine (“The Darkness”, “Crossed”), And Matt Hawkins (“Think Tank”). READ MORE
Taking a friendly jab at Marvel and DC, Image Comics is relaunching Jim Zub’s Skullkickers this March, now titled ‘Savage Skullkickers’. In what should be issue #20, the publisher is starting all over again at issue #1 in order to pull in new readers. After the break you can check out the rather cheeky press release along with the cover art. READ MORE
Alright readers, who is ready to get their skull’s kicked in?! Oh, I know you are, and if you make the jump you can check out a 5 page cranium splitting preview of issue #9 of Jim Zub’s creator owned, “SKULLKICKERS”. Read on for the skinny…
When it launched late last year few people had faith that the Jim Zub penned “SKULLKICKERS” would find a niche audience, much less become one of the surprise hits from publisher Image Comics. But, then again, the same critics said that John Layman’s “CHEW” would never catch on, too. So here we are some 7 months later, and the series is gearing up to release its seventh issue from the publisher. So for those of you keeping up you can brave the almighty jump and check out a 5 page preview of the book and get all the details. Read on for the skinny…