Friday, July 1, 2011

Skullkickers #8

Written by Jim Zubkavich
Art by Edwin Huang

'Five Funerals & a Bucket of Blood' continues, after the first of the titular funerals, with the pursuit of our two heroes, after they were mistakenly accused of massacring a group of nobles last issue.  The duo want to retrieve their possessions, especially Baldy's gun, but since their lodgings are full of local guards, they concoct a plan to wait until nightfall, find the city's nest of thieves and lowlifes, and get help.

The plan works about as well as all of their plans do, with very funny consequences.  First, they can't find any lowlifes, and so try to get robbed themselves.  From there, things go even worse for them.  At the same time, the guards have found Baldy's gun, but since it appears to be the only one of its kind in the Skullkicker-verse, they are surprised when they start shooting themselves with it.

Zubkavich's writing in this title is very funny.  Huang's art has grown on me with each issue, and I now consider myself a fan of his.  I don't normally enjoy books like this, but I've become very enamored of this title.

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