Connect with us
Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free
Dark Horse

Comic Books

Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free

As a vigilante rises in Skulldigger, what can be done when Spiral City finds itself trapped in a vicious cycle of crime, corruption, and violence? Find out here!

Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer universe is an incredible work of fiction that is dark, character-driven, and wildly interesting. The recently collected Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! also proved how strong this is for superhero fans. It’s a commentary and reflection of important comic book stories of the past.

Lemire told us as much in our recent interview about his latest Black Hammer offshoot Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy drawn by Tonči Zonjić. As Lemire put it,

Listen to the latest episode of our weekly comics podcast!

This series was really my love letter to Frank Miller, and specifically all the work he did on Batman and Daredevil in the ’80s. I am also a huge Punisher fan, so that played I as well, but I think we’ve been able to move beyond those initial influences and create characters that are unique to the Black Hammer universe. So, I would say that Frank Miller and his storytelling influenced the story more than any one character. That’s at least my point of view. Tonči may have brought totally different influences with him.

And so he did, with inspirations covering more than just Dark Knight Returns #1, and, “…at the end of the day, the story is in charge, and influences take a back seat,” Zonjić said.

The story follows a street-level vigilante character known as Skulldigger and also about the origin of Skeleton Boy. The story is deeply emotional as it looks at the way violence can affect children whilst supervillains run amock and hidden truths of the past reveal themselves.

Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy below. The complete collection of the six-issue miniseries is set to be available in October and can be preordered now.

 

Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free Read the first issue of Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy comic for free

 

 

Like what we do here at AIPT? Consider supporting us and independent comics journalism by becoming a patron today! In addition to our sincere thanks, you can browse AIPT ad-free, gain access to our vibrant Discord community of patrons and staff members, get trade paperbacks sent to your house every month, and a lot more. Click the button below to get started!

Comments

In Case You Missed It

Marvel reveals 'Hellions' #18 final issue with return of Madelyne Pryor Marvel reveals 'Hellions' #18 final issue with return of Madelyne Pryor

Marvel reveals ‘Hellions’ #18 final issue with return of Madelyne Pryor

Comic Books

Batgirls Batgirls

DC First Look: Batgirls #1 and #2

Comic Books

DC First Look: Batman #118 and #119 DC First Look: Batman #118 and #119

DC First Look: Batman #118 and #119

Comic Books

Marvel launching 'Wastelanders' Wolverine, Doom, Hawkeye, Star-Lord, and Black Widow this December Marvel launching 'Wastelanders' Wolverine, Doom, Hawkeye, Star-Lord, and Black Widow this December

Marvel launching ‘Wastelanders’ Wolverine, Doom, Hawkeye, Star-Lord, and Black Widow this December

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup