We’d talked a bit about “Uncanny Skullkickers” #1 on Friday, but only based on a teaser and solicit info. There’s no way it could get better, right?
It could. It can. It did.
Read on for Image’s rather hilarious press release for “Uncanny Skullkickers” #1. I’ve gone ahead and bolded my favorite bits.
Image Press Release
RE-BOOT TO THE HEAD
UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 Is Everything For Everyone
This February, Image Comics invites readers to jump on board action and adventure, newly reinvigorated with a very special adjective — THE UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS!
“After almost twenty issues of critically-acclaimed cranium-smashing adventure, we felt it was important to remind retailers and readers that Skullkickers is the most enjoyable adventure series in the entire comic industry,” said Image PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman. “What better way to do that than to add a spiffy new adjective to it! That’s what people do, right?”
UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS, written by Jim Zub and drawn by adorable elf-man Edwin Huang, begins the second half of the epic six-arc SKULLKICKERS storyline and is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers of the action-comedy fantasy series. And who doesn’t want to be known as a reader of a comic about hard-headed mercenaries knocking heads for fun and profit? I mean, really.
“We pride ourselves on making each and every issue of Skullkickers accessible, but this spiffy #1 is that times ten,” said creator Zub. “We quickly recap the story that’s come before and then push forward into new action-packed territory: a deadly island of mystery, swashbuckling adventure, ferocious man-eating turtles, pissed-off apes… it’s a cornucopia of entertainment.”
And if you’re a diehard collector of SKULLKICKERS who’s sad that you won’t have a SKULLKICKERS #19 to add to your collection? Don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything. In addition to the regular “Uncanny” cover we’re offering a special “issue #19 variant” B cover 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.
UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 will available wherever kick-ass comics are sold on February 27! Pre-order it now from the December issue of Previews.
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.