Reading Level: Teen +
Genre: Graphic Novel/Fantasy
Length: 320 pages
Publisher: IMAGE COMICS
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Skullkickers Treasure Trove series
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This is the final Skullkickers Treasure Trove volume and wraps up the Skullkickers series. It was very well done and incredibly hilarious.
The book starts out with some Prequel issues that show some fun history of each of the characters. Then it moves into A Dozen Cousins and a Crumpled Crown which have our heroes trying to rescue the original Rolf and also facing off with some big stone golem type creatures. Oh yeah and this story involves a lot of dwarves and yet another incarnation of our Rolf and Rex fighting duo (there are three different sets of them now).
Then we head into some Tavern Tales through Time where we see other Rolfs and Rexs in other times and settings. After that the main story continues in Infinite Icons of the Endless Epic. In this story the wonderfully evil and time-confused Thool is back. It’s up to our heroes to save the worlds from complete collapse. This part of the book gets hilariously silly while still managing to make a statement about heroic stereotypes.
The whole story was very clever, silly, and ironic. I ended up enjoying this book a lot more than any of the previous Treasure Troves because of how everything came together; it was just very well done.
The illustration is a bit more cartoony than I typically enjoy, but I do like the coloring and I enjoyed some of the illustration styles of the Tavern Tales quite a lot. It’s solid illustration throughout and overall well done.
Overall this was a fantastic conclusion to the Skullkickers series. I enjoyed it a lot. Everything comes together in a big way and the book was very entertaining and funny. I would recommend to those who enjoy fantasy graphic novels that are very tongue in cheek.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– Mount TBR Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge