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Picking up a copy of Wayward today? Why not also snag an exclusive print from Alina Urusov featuring artwork from her cover for Wayward #1. Available now in our shop

From Image Comics:

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FOR A NEW GENERATION! Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late? JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack), STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and JOHN RAUCH (INVINCIBLE) team up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Don’t miss it!

Skullkickers fan Carl Smith contacted me late last year to ask for help putting together a special promotion with his local comic shop. When he told me his plan, I honestly didn’t believe he was serious and I expected that by the time our next issue came out he’d lose his nerve… but today it happened: Carl ordered 440 copies of Skullkickers #25, one for each pull box customer at his favorite comic store. Crazy and incredible.


For me it’s a reminder of the power of fandom and the passion people have for the stories we create. I’ve never met Carl in person and this kind of intense loyalty has knocked me for a loop.

Here’s the letter he sent and a photo, which I’ll be running in the back of issue #26 as a special thank you:

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Skullkickers and Legend Comics & Coffee share a unique significance to me personally: both of these institutions solidified my return to comics from the great diaspora of adulthood.

Skullkickers nails everything I love about fantasy comics - Colorful lead characters complete with flaws, a huge world of adventure that is only barely explored, and under all the humor a truly engaging plot that makes waiting between issues joyful torture. The comic fit like an old shoe, reminding me of my favorite comics of my childhood such as Groo the Wanderer and Thor. It was the first comic I sought out back issues for at any cost.

Legend Comics & Coffee on the other hand is a comic shop dream come true. Nestled inside a building that served the community as an independent grocer for many years, Legend does not disappoint the locale’s legacy. Beyond a cozy coffee shop and comic dealer, Legend is friendly and giving. Using their space and events to also support local food banks and Make A Wish, Legend cemented itself as something I wanted to be a part of. They also support local creators by hosting workshop nights and by selling locally produced work. The staff, without exception, are all fantastic people who welcome all comers; new or returning. It’s no surprise that they were nominated for the 2013 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer award.

I have long wanted to find a way to celebrate my appreciation and fanaticism for both, so it only seemed natural to reach out to Jim Zub and team to squeeze a mention in the appendix of an issue. I assumed I would need a stunt to pull it off. My idea? To buy every current pull-file holder an issue of Skullkickers. My hope is to draw attention to both; for Legend Comics & Coffee to become a part of the lingua franca of Skullkickers’ readers and for loyal customers at Legend to be exposed to the thousand joys within an issue of my favorite comic.

Thanks to Jason, Wendy, Dave, Joe, and staff at Legend I was able to order the 440 copies of issue 25 I needed to pull off the stunt. They accommodated my request and got stuck with the task of receiving and distributing the comics. Thanks to Jim I was able to promote the store, and his patient involvement brought me great joy. Thanks to Skullkickers and Legend Comics & Coffee for enriching my life, and I hope all who read this will invest themselves in these two institutions and also in the things they love. Support your local comic shop and creator owned comics!

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JIM ZUB is coming to TCAF!

"Jim Zub is a writer, artist and art instructor based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past ten years he’s worked for a diverse array of publishing, movie and video game clients including Disney, Warner Bros., Capcom, Hasbro, Bandai-Namco and Mattel…" - Full Bio at TCAF site

Author’s Website: http://www.jimzub.com/

TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 11-12, 2013, in Toronto, Canada. More at http://torontocomics.com/

anonymous asked:

I'd be interested in knowing more about your feelings about Image Comics. Such as what makes Rat Queens, The Wicked and The Divine and Bitch Planet so bad. As well as what you think about Saga.

The problem with Rat Queens is it’s unoriginal I’ve seen the D and D parody done better with Skullkickers because Skullkickers actually parodies the genre instead of just adding in shitty pop culture references and a cast of all female characters just to appeal to feminists and progressives.

Bitch Planet is supposed to be a parody of grindhouse movies but it’s yet another feminist/progressive wankfest with all characters being non white LGBT women fighting against an evil corporation run by an all male group of benefactors.

And The Wicked and The Divine is basically Harry Potter but with Gods instead of wizards and once again most of the main characters are LGBT non white women because fuck forbid you tell a story about a straight white cis female character I’m I right?  

As for Saga it’s probably the most overrated comic since Watchmen.

Episode 176: Pull List for March 25


Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Mike- Murder Book & Skullkickers #31
Greg- Pastaways #1 & Adventures of Superman vol. 3

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.


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Review: Skullkickers #31

Review: Skullkickers #31 — imagecomics

After a few month hiatus, Skullkickers is back for its final story arc. Everything is at stake, as our main characters (I can’t in good conscious call them heroes) and a few alternate reality duplicates enter an inter-dimensional bar. That bar also happens to have been taken over by evil tentacle monster Thool, who plans on using the inter-dimensionality of the bar to invade everywhere. So yeah,…

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Preview: Skullkickers #31 - All-Comic.com

Story By: Jim Zub Art By: Edwin Huang, and Misty Coats Cover By: James Gho Cover Price: $3.50 Diamond ID: JAN150608 Published: March 25, 2015 “INFINITE ICONS OF THE ENDLESS EPIC,” Part One This is it, the beginning of the end. Beer, blood, and battle. Get on board now so you can say…

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