Comics Alternative Interviews: Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber

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“A little bit of a crimey-ish angle to it”

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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 Ringside01laying 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?

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #167 With Joe Keatinge

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You’re in for a fun discussion I enjoyed with comics pro Joe Keatinge, a creative force behind the excellent Shutter and also the scripter for Robert Kirkman’s Tech Jacket, both from Image Comics.

As we were in the process of setting up this interview, Joe asked if I had read Shutter. I told him I had not, and that sent me after the series, all of which made me a big fan of this dynamic and intriguing comic. If you haven’t read the story of Kate Kristopher and her adventurous family, you can catch up quickly by picking up the first trade and the subsequent issues before the #10 arrives on Wednesday, March 11. We also discussed Tech Jacket and what it’s like to work with Mr. Kirkman, something Joe compares to working with Steve Ditko on Spider-Man. We also briefly chat about a project he completed for Marvel as well as another he did for DC Comics. Don’t miss it!

 

Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 80: Reviews of Dead Letters #1, Shutter #1, Star Mage #1, and Edger Allan Poe’s The Premature Burial

Lots o’ New Stuff!

In this episode of The Comics Alternative, the third of what promises to be an unprecedented five consecutive shows for a single week, Derek and Andy W. discuss four new #1 and one-shot issues. First, they look at Christopher Sebela and Chris Visions’s Dead Letters (BOOM! Studios), OnesAndOneShotsfocusing on the story’s clever use of narrative gaps and art-driven action. Then they turn to Shutter (Image Comics), a new series from Joe Keatinge teams up with debut artist Leila del Duca. The guys love the initial setup, but nonetheless wanted more story in this inaugural issue. From there they delve into JC De La Torre and Ray Dillon’s Star Mage from IDW Publishing, and what promises to be an intriguing new sci-fi title. Finally, Derek and Andy wrap up with a long discussion of Richard Corben’s latest adaptation, Edgar Allan Poe’s The Premature Burial (Dark Horse Comics). They point out that the issue also includes an adaption of “The Cask of Amontillado” — in fact, “Cask” takes up more of the issue than does the titular feature — and that it works in similar ways to the other recent Corben adaptations of Poe for Dark Horse, leading up to the fall publication of the collection, Edgar Allan Poe’s Spirit of the Dead (Dark Horse Books). The Two Guys had a great time discussing these new comics, and you can join in on the fun as well by lending your ear to this week’s review show.

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Ultimate Facepalm Episode 66: X-Force movie, Green Lantern colors and a depressed Hideo Kojima

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NSFW!!!

VERY French beginning to the show! But don’t let that stop you from listening!

 

C Bomb UNSEEING The Wolverine

Perth’s Nexus Collectables Fair

G Money is starring in the next series of Kyle XY

Make sure you check out our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/UltimateFacepalmUFP

Dirty Blonde giving C Bomb dirty looks

Homeless dudes now have no excuse to being filthy if they are near a gas station

The Vandals are FAR superior to The Offspring

 

UFP CREW Questions

–          The airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow

–          Terrible people

–          Johnny Depp’s amazing “portrayal” of a Native Americans

–          Izzy “Al Jolson” Azalea

–          Go get yourself a burrito…. But not between the hours of 3pm to 5pm!

–          What we’d do all day if we were pigs

–          Our picks for WWE Money in the bank matches

–          Zimmerman Trial Verdict

–          The Lanterns from the Green Lanterns, their powers and what to read if you’re getting back into Green Lantern

 

NEWS!

Brazilian man killed by a cow falling through his roof

A sad, pathetic narcissist is trying to sue Gucci over his $800 manbag

 

NERD NEWS at 1 hour 12 mins!!!

–          Fantomex Max ongoing series by Andrew Hope and Shaun Crystal

–          Inhumanity by Matt Fraction

–          Marvel Knights returns!!!

Matt Kindt with Spider-Man

Brahm Revel with X-Men

Joe Keatinge with Hulk

–          Summer Glau in season 2 of Arrow

–          Actor’s likenesses in comics

–          TV Shows to be perpetuated in comic form

–          X-Force movie going ahead and to be directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2)

–          Hugh Jackman pushing for Wolverine to feature in The Avengers

–          Sharknado: It’s dumb

–          Adam Sandler attacked by the world’s most-liked Cheetah

–          Comic-Con backpacks hurt my brain!

–          Zachary Quinto asserts Star Trek 3 could be filming as early as next year

–          Johnny Depp to star in Alice in Wonderland 2 AND Pirates of the Caribbean 5

–          New Street Fighter 4 announced Evo 2013

–          Ducktales Remastered to be released in August across the US

–          Hideo Kojima depressed by GTA V

–          New Peter Parker: Spider-Man 5 issue mini by David Morrell (Rambo)

–          Red Sonja by Gail Simone already in 3rd print (ie GET IT NOW!!!!)

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 212 (7/22/12)

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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!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 210 (6/24/12)

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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!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Geeky Talky – Episode 126

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In this special episode, I review ten different #1 issues from all over the comics spectrum! Comics include Pins N Needles #1 (Website), Rebel Blood #1 (Image), Tales To Suffice #1 (Website), Glory #23 (Image), Double Jumpers #1 (Action Lab), Sanctuary #1 (SLG), The Secret History of D.B. Cooper #1 (Oni Press), Morningstar #1 (Optic House), Fracture #1 (Action Lab), and The Almighties #1 (Website). There’s a little something for everybody this episode. Spoilers!

This episode has been brought to you by Crazy Mary!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 199 (2/19/12)

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No Pick Of The Week, but we do have a very strong female filled Fast Five. Picks include Wonder Woman #6 (DC), Glory #23 (Image), Batman #6 (DC), Daredevil #9 (Marvel), and Catwoman #6 (DC). Spoilers!

Episode 200 is next week! That’s like AroundComics-type numbers!