You’ve got to hand it to Jim Zub. The man knows comics! After a series of insightful and elucidating blog posts about the realities of creating comics, Jim Zub is proving once again that he truly understands the comic market. He knows that the key to boosting short-term sales is not quality storytelling, not exciting art, and not important plot revelations. No! The key to boosting sales is to come out with a new #1 issue, a variant cover, and not really to change anything else!
This April, Image Comics invites readers to keep jumping on board action and adventure with a big ol’ adjective shuffle in – THE MIGHTY SKULLKICKERS!
“After twenty issues of critically-acclaimed bone-busting adventure, we felt it was important to re-remind retailers and readers that Skullkickers is the most enjoyable adventure series in the whole crazy comic industry,” said Image PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman. “And when you need people to take notice, you reboot that $#%@ just like the big boys do.”
MIGHTY SKULLKICKERS #1, written by commercial sell-out Jim Zub and drawn by the young and impressionable Edwin Huang, continues the epic six-arc SKULLKICKERS storyline. It’s good stuff. Really good. Tell your friends.
“Some jokes get funnier with time. Some adjectives describe a concept perfectly. When we sat down and discussed the ideas at the heart of Skullkickers, we realized all along it should have been called ‘Mighty’” says series creator Jim Zub. “Also, sales. Dirty, dirty sales.”
If you’re a diehard collector of SKULLKICKERS who’s sad that you won’t have a SKULLKICKERS #21 to add to your collection? Don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything. In addition to the regular “Mighty” cover we’re offering a special “issue #21 variant” B cover to make sure your collector streak is unbroken.
It’s back. It never left. It’s a restart that continues right where it left off. MIGHTY SKULLKICKERS #1 will be available wherever kick-ass comics are sold on April 24! Pre-order it now from the February issue of Previews.
Ladies and gentlemen, a round of applause for Jim Zub. No go buy some Skullkickers!