On this interview episode, Andy and Derek talk with Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber, the creators behind the new Image series, Ringside. The first issue will be released this week, and so the guys wanted to get the lowdown on what promises to be a fascinating and different title. Joe gets things rolling by laying down the premise of the first narrative arc, introducing us to Danny Knossos, the once-famous wrestler called Minotaur. In classic noir fashion, the protagonist in this first issue returns to the old haunts from his past to help out a friend in trouble, and in doing so inadvertently becomes embroiled in a darker world that he had thought he had put behind him. This is more than a mere wrestling story, Nick and Joe explain. It’s a brooding, crime-infused drama that bumps up against the world of professional wrestling. What’s more, the series will have an ensemble cast, giving us shifting focal characters and rotating perspectives so as to flesh out a larger and more haunting landscape. The creators also describe how they met one another and how the idea for Ringside came about. They discuss their working relationship, the division of creative labor, and the history behind pitching the story to Image. In fact, Derek and Andy really don’t have to do much during this interview. They ask a few questions to get things started, and then Joe and Nick take it from there with their own stories, turning parts of the interview into a personal back-and-forth of a couple of guys catching up. And that’s part of The Comics Alternative is all about, isn’t it: bringing people together through comics?
Like a supernova, Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell turned air into gold with their revamp of Glory, a measly Rob Liefeld creation given new life. We’ve brought back Jenny Marcano (thefakegeekgirl.tumblr.com/) to speak with us about it
We kick off the podcast with a recap of Ross’s collaboration with Joe Keatinge on Rob Liefeld’s Glory from Image Comics. Nick Marino just read the 12 issues from cover to cover and he’s got some thoughts about theexperience. Plus, Ross shares his favorite and least favorite things to draw in the story, from waffles for breakfast to early 20th century France.
Back from Comic-Con, and boy am I ready to talk about comics some more! Pick Of The Week goes to Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, and Ben Stenbeck for Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar’s Remedy #2 (Dark Horse). Fast Five picks include Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation Squared #3 (IDW), Wonder Woman #11 (DC), Saga #5 (Image), Daredevil #15 (Marvel), and Glory #28 (Image). Special announcements at the end, and Spoilers!
Aww yeah, it’s another episode of my comic book shiz-ow! Pick Of The Week goes to Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples for Saga #4 (Image)! Fast Five picks include Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar’s Remedy #1 (Dark Horse), Daredevil #14 (Marvel), Glory #27 (Image), Fables #118 (Vertigo), and Dark Avengers #117 (Marvel). Spoilers!
We reveal the secret origin of the story arc, share some behind-the-scenes info about the production of the webcomics, and ruminate on the (super bloody) lasting effects that this tale will have on Destruct-O-Tron and Mind’s Eye as they move forward.
A brief conversation about Comic Book Men leads into a discussion about comic book shops and our loyalty to them as customers. After that, Duke declares he is ending his relationship with Brian Michael Bendis despite the fact that Bendis helped Duke buy a new pair of shoes (in a roundabout way) and Dan explores the rumblings that BMB is set to start writing some mutant books after his Avengers run comes to an end.
Books reviewed this episiode: I, Vampire #6, Batman #6, Secret Avengers #23 and Glory #23.
Comic Book Pitt theme music is by Nik Furious. You can find more of Nik’s music at NikFurious.com.
It is HERE!!! the 150th episode of this useless drivel that you have come to know and love, and we celebrate by Talking about some movies, Prequel movies to be exact. Kevin is lord and protector of all things necessary and he deems things stupid at the drop of a hat. We are the real comic book men since i believe we are more likable (and believe me that takes a lot.) Watchmen prequels…Necessary or Not? Sounds like a question for kevin with his new title. We talk some Nightwing, Resurrection Man, Flash, Glory and Secret Avengers. Hmmmmm… Sounds like the 149 episode that came prior to this. Well, Enjoy!