December 31, 1969

DARK SKULLKICKERS DARK #1 is dark, possibly gritty

June, Image Comics beats a horse to death and you’re all invited to
watch! It’s a new comic that’s not new at all… but it is dark. â“How
dark?†you ask? It’s so dark we had to use the word twice – DARK

â“This may be the worst thing we’ve ever done,â€
said Image PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman. â“It’s a pale
reflection of the industry’s need to spin rebooted series through
endless hype, turning the crazed hamster wheel of entertainment
promotion until it’s fallen apart. Good-bye, integrity.â€

SKULLKICKERS DARK #1, written by old industry pariah Jim Zub and drawn
by young pencil jockey Edwin Huang, wraps up the fourth story arc of
SKULLKICKERS, the series people keep saying they’ve heard about but
haven’t had a chance to try yet but, dangit, they will at some point if
they see the collections on sale or something.

â“Fun comic books
are a thing of days past,†said series creator Zub. â“In order to grab a
modern audience I’ve dipped into the darkness of my own heart and
spilled my blood upon the pages of this sequential masterpiece. Oh yeah,
there’s beer in it too.â€

If you’re one of the few and proud
collectors of SKULLKICKERS irritated that you won’t have a SKULLKICKERS
#23 to add to your collection, fret thee not. In addition to the regular
â“Dark Dark†cover we’re offering a special â“issue #23 variant†B cover
to keep your collection copasetic. We’re looking out for you, baby.

dug as deep as we can go. We’ve entered the darkness. DARK SKULLKICKERS
DARK #1 will be available in June wherever dark comics are sold.
Pre-order it now from the April issue of Previews. Order the old trades
too. They’re pretty good.