Want to see an angry dwarf stab a pot-bellied werewolf in the eye with a silver spoon?

A. Quinton — Jul. 16th 2010

Then you need to read the first issue of Image’s new comic Skullkickers when it comes out in September. Writer Jim Zubkavich and artist Edwin Huang have teamed up to create a fantasy-comedy comic series that sounds like it’s inspired by a lot of excellent sources. From the official site’s “About” page:

Two mercenaries are entangled in a high-class assassination plot and nothing — not werewolves, skeletons or black magic — will stop them from getting paid. If you love tabletop fantasy RPGs, buddy stories involving a big guy and a dwarf, or movies like ARMY OF DARKNESS, SKULLKICKERS is the book for you!

The premise sounds fun in a hack & slash “where’s the Mountain Dew?” sort of way, but the preview pages (see below) got my undivided attention. Look at that werewolf’s gut! What’s he got in there, Grandma?

Check out skullkickers.com for more details, including a handy form you can take to your local comic shop to reserve a copy. If you want more, here’s a nice little Newsarama interview with Jim Zubkavich. SPLORK!

  • Roukas

    “In the fridge, duh!”

    Looks like a nice piece of work that was made on an alcohol-induced creative brain-trip at 2am with friends. Just the way I like it . . . aside from the “Pitiful . . . HUMANS!” werewolf getting the short end of the stick, of course. Hmm, it also looks like it takes a few pages out of Battlechasers, an older comic that had a few well-made werewolf characters of its own.

  • He could have avoided that spoon if he wasn’t so heavy and slow.

  • Kalypso

    poor werewoof!

  • Viergacht

    Maybe that werewolf has a bun in the oven.