Coming in June, Image Comics will relaunch Skullkickers (yet again) with Dark Skullkickers Dark #1.
Following on the heels of Uncanny Skullkickers #1 and Savage Skullkickers #1, Jim Zubkavich and Edwin Huang's fan-favorite series rebrands with a dark new title and an homage to a classic Green Lantern/Green Arrow cover.
"This may be the worst thing we've ever done,” said Image PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman. "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.”
They're also releasing an "Issue 23 variant" that retains the old Skullkickers name and logo for fans who don't go in for all this silly retitling nonsense.
"Fun comic books are a thing of days past,” said series creator Zub. "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.”