Ah, I’m beginning to get this now. A pattern emerges.
In March, instead of “Uncanny Skullkickers” #2 or “Skullkickers” #20, Jim Zub and Edwin Huang’s series will relaunch again — this time as “The Savage Skullkickers.” A #20 variant will be made, but instead we are given an “even more perfect” jumping-on point for new readers.
I wonder what April will bring? “Superior Skullkickers?”
For the full press release from Image Comics, please see below.
Image Press Release
This March, Image Comics invites readers to jump on board action and adventure, newly reinvigorated with another very special adjective–THE SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS!
“The response to Uncanny Skullkickers was so tremendous that we knew we couldn’t just let something that was working remain unchanged,” said Image PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman. “Relaunching Skullkickers was a total game-changer! For a whole month, it wasn’t just plain Skullkickers. It was Uncanny! And now it’s going to be Savage! Game. Changer.”
SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS continues the epic SKULLKICKERS storyline and is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers. Even more perfect than last month.
“With over 180 issues released over the past 20 years, Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon is one of the most compelling and consistent creator-owned comics ever made,” said creator Jim Zub. “In order to commemorate Erik’s hard work and strident ‘no relaunching, no renumbering’ approach to his series, we thought we’d relaunch and renumber Skullkickers, stealing his precious ‘Savage’ adjective while we’re at it. Thanks, Erik!”
And if you’re a diehard collector of SKULLKICKERS sad that you won’t have a SKULLKICKERS #20 to add to your collection? Don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything. In addition to the regular “Savage” cover by series artist (and, remember, adorable elf-man) Edwin Huang and Zub himself, we’re offering a special “issue #20 variant” B cover by Chris Stevens to make sure your collector streak is unbroken.
It’s new. It’s classic. It’s a modern reinterpretation that gets back to the roots of these timeless characters. SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS #1 is available wherever kick ass comics are sold starting this March.
SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS #1
story: JIM ZUB
art: EDWIN HUANG
cover A: EDWIN HUANG & JIM ZUB
cover B: CHRIS STEVENS
32 PAGES / FC / T
SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS: a modern reinterpretation that gets back to the roots of these timeless characters. It’s a bold new direction, a continuing story and a newly added adjective! Our twentieth issue is brand a new #1! Welcome to comic math.
P.S. Retailers: Rack this comic beside other new “Savage” comics you may have hanging around the shop. We won’t mind.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.