posted Jan.20.12 at 02:00 am

Skullkickers #1

Our original cover! This iconic bloody beauty jumped out on the stands of comic shops all over the place in September 2010. Finding a mint copy that didn't have scuffed up white areas was a pain. One of the Image folks was worried that having our characters all in red would mean people wouldn't see them or know their color scheme, but in my mind a strong iconic cover like this is built to get you to flip open the book. Its sole purpose is meant to be eye-catching.

We've since used this motif for all of our cover trade dress and the same posing of Baldy and Shorty has been used for the first cover of each arc since then.