Saturday, April 7, 2012

Skullkickers #13

Written by Jim Zubkavich
Art by Edwin Huang and Misty Coats

It's been a little while since the last issue of Skullkickers was published, and I for one am very happy to see Baldy and Shorty back on the comics stands.

This issue opens with a nice, detailed recap, which makes this book very new-reader friendly.  If you've been hearing good things about this comic, now is the time to jump on board (not that it's ever so complicated that an intelligent reader like yourself wouldn't be able to figure it out as you go along).

Our two heroes have stowed away on a sailing ship, with the idea of getting themselves as far away from Urbia, where they've just gone through all sorts of trouble, as possible.  What they don't know is that Kusia, the elf-girl who has been the cause of so many of their problems has also snuck aboard the same ship.  It's not long before everyone is discovered by the all-female crew of the ship, who decides to put them all to work, while singing them a rather catchy song about their captain, Cherry Cutlass, wielder of the Ruby Blade.

This issue is filled with the usual Skullkickers hi-jinks, including a very funny food fight.  Really, there is no other comic quite like this - the Incredible Hercules series from Marvel probably came closest, but this is funnier.  Go check this out.

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