We’re Ready for a Quickie…It’s Comic Book Quickies 12.01.2011

Written by Shaun Daniels and Edited by Sharon Wong

Skullkickers issue #12

“Band of Bothers” Written by Jim Demonakos & Kyle Stevens, Art by Joe Ng, Colors by Mike Luckas & Espen Grundetjern, and Letters by Marshall Dillon.  “Hornery Horsification” Written by & Colors by Jim Zub, and Art by Joel Carroll.  “Twang” Written by Howard Tayler, Art by Mike Luckas, and Letter by Marshall Dillon.  “The Beholder” Written by Zach Weiner, Art by Ben McSweeney, and Colors by Espen Grundetjern.  Cover by Saejin Oh and Published by Image Comics.

Issue #12, collectively titled “Four More Tavern Tales,” is a short story anthology and yet another great jumping on point for the Skullkickers series.  New readers won’t have to worry about the past as the issue is more about the fun of the series with a bit of filling in of past plots gaps.  Current readers will be presented with a treat; the four-story book is a look at guest artists and writers that are kicking it Skullkicker-style as the regular creative team are getting a chance to catch their breaths, except for writer Jim Zub and letterer Marshall Dillon.  These tales have it all…bar room brawls, a dwarven quest, unicorn horns, assassins, violence and of course, laughs.

Angel & Faith issue #4

Written by Christos Gage, Art by Rebekah Isaacs, Colors by Dan Jackson, Cover A by Steven Morris, Cover B by Rebekah Isaacs, and Published by Dark Horse Comics.

It is the final issue in the Angel & Faith opening arc, “Live Through This,”  and by no means are the problems of the two title characters resolved.  The high-wire balancing act of protecting Angel from both himself and the Slayers is Faith’s world, and things aren’t going to get any easier for her.  One Slayer that Faith is mentoring may be coming unhinged in the blood bath that closes out the storyline.  Issue #4 also opens up the series’ next arc, “Daddy Issues.”  For an inside peek on the future of Angel & Faith, check out our 2011 New York Comic Con interview with artist Rebekah Isaacs (see ‘Two Is Better Than One Especially with Rebekah Isaacs & Jon Price’).

Feedback is always welcomed at shaun@horrorhaven.com and sharon@horrorhaven.com

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