Friday, October 7, 2011

Skullkickers #11

Written by Jim Zubkavich
Art by Edwin Huang and Misty Coats

Skullkicker's second arc, 'Five Funerals & A Bucket of Blood' finishes with this issue, which features both that fifth funeral, and that bucket of blood.  This story has our two heroes fighting a gigantic blood-sucking plant, while still being pursued by soldiers, an angry mob, and the local Thieve's Guild.

The giant plant is central to the plans of Kusia, the woman who our boys have been running into since the first issue, although after she has a revelatory chat (to which we are not privy) with the woman who I still think looks like Gran'ma Ben from Bone, she sort of switches sides.

Basically, this is a big fun fight comic, with plenty of opportunities for Jim Zub to write large sound effect captions that say things like 'dynamic action', 'embarassing [sic] demise', and 'property depreciation'.  The story is wrapped up well, and the last couple of pages both set up the next arc, and give us a sight that is a little confusing, but which I imagine will help propel the series forward.

Skullkickers is always a fun read, and I'm pleased to see that the series is doing well.

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