Twenty-five issues. Four volumes. It’s a storyline and a half fer cryin’ out loud. And in a two-page recap Jim Zub makes you laugh, peaks your interest, and gets you all caught up (sort of).
So we’ve got two incarnations of Rex, two of Rolf, and their would-be assassin turned traveling companion Kusia. And as for the world they’re in? Well after being ejected from the other-dimensional tavern The Gizzard they’ve found themselves in Rolf’s home-world, worse yet his hometown. That wouldn’t be a bad thing normally but this world isn’t “his” per se.
I’ll admit when I saw the two recap pages I groaned at first. I have an on again off again relationship with this title (as I do with most books, have I mentioned I get A LOT of stuff to read each month?) so I assumed I’d be lost. Had any other author tried this multi-universe/multi-character kind of craziness it would’ve been a muddle mess. But I found that between Jim’s dialogue and Huang’s ability to draw variations of the same character yet make them easily distinguishable from one another it was a fun and interesting issue.
And come on let’s face it, there’s just something charming about a foul-mouthed dwarf…
I’m definitely along for the ride on this arc. I can’t wait to see how Zub is going to reconcile all this cross-dimensional doppelgänger mumbo-jumbo. Go buy Skullkickers #25, whether you’re a long time fan or this is your first foray into Jim’s fantasy/action/humor romp you won’t be disappointed.
Skullkickers #25 gets 4 Dwarven Ales out of 5!
Skullkickers #25 **
Writer: Zub, Jim
Artist: Huang, Edwin
Cover Artist: Ghio, James
On Sale: March 26, 2014
Product ID: JAN140544
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