Joe Keatinge's Comics & Stories

“Joe Keatinge has established himself as the latest new writer I want to undermine and destroy. It’s just top class stuff.”
- Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Civil War, Wanted, Ultimates)

"I think Joe is definitely one to watch."
- Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible)

STUFF I WROTE: January 2013

Man. 2013 already.

ANYWAY, CRAZY BIG MONTH! Lots of comics coming out.

First up, over at IMAGE COMICS.

THE RETURN OF HELL YEAH!

HELL YEAH #6 (RES)
story JOE KEATINGE
art ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ & FABIO REDIVO
cover RICKEN
JANUARY 16
32 PAGES / FC / T+ 
$3.50
"THE LOST SUPER-VILLAINS OF MARS," Part One
ALL-NEW STORYLINE! ALL-NEW COVER ARTIST! SAME MULTIVERSE-SHATTERING ACTION!
Twenty-five years ago Earth’s first superheroes appeared, but no one knew about the villains. They’ve been hiding, waiting, planning and all these years later, they’re coming. 
From Mars.
PLUS: HELL YEAH is packed to the brim with even more backup stories than ever before, featuring the most exciting up-and-coming talent today, including another exciting installment of TIGER LAWYER! No interior ads - HELL YEAH is all-comics, all the time!

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Yeah, it’s one of those “jumping on points” as our second arc starts. This is going to be the format of the book for the foreseeable future - five issue chunks with a break and possibly something extra in between. Really stoked to have Ricken on board.

Speaking of Ricken.

GLORY #32
story JOE KEATINGE
art ROSS CAMPBELL, OWEN GIENI, EMI LENOX, GREG HINKLE, SLOANE LEONG & JED DOUGHERTY
cover RICKEN
JANUARY 23
32 PAGES / FC / T+ 
$3.99
"WAR TORN," Part Two
The dawn before war. Glory and her allies face inevitable death. With only hours left to live, everyone’s final moments are revealed in short stories illustrated by some of the greatest new talents in comics, including OWEN GIENI, GREG HINKLE, SLOANE LEONG, JED DOUGHERTY and a very special crossover with EMI LENOX’s EMITOWN!

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Yeah, seriously. GLORY’s having a crossover with EMITOWN.

And yeah, a whole bunch of our favorite up-and-coming artists are joining us to tell a bunch of two-page stories featuring all your favorite character’s preparing to die in February’s GLORY #33.

and finally…

DIAS DE LAS MUERTAS #1 (of 3)
story ALEX LINK, CHRISTOPHER LONG, DIRK MANNING
art / cover RILEY ROSSMO
JANUARY 9
40 PAGES / FC / M
GOLDEN AGE FORMAT
$4.99
Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, artist extraordinaire, RILEY ROSSMO (DEBRIS, GREEN WAKE, COWBOY NINJA VIKING, REBEL BLOOD) joins forces with nine different writers over three issues to tell tall tales from beyond the grave!
This issue’s writers are ALEX LINK (REBEL BLOOD), CHRISTOPHER LONG (X-Men Unlimited, Hiding In Time, Easy Way) and DIRK MANNING (NIGHTMARE WORLD, Write or Wrong). Future issues will feature stories by ED BRISSON (COMEBACK), ALEX GRECIAN (PROOF), JOE KEATINGE (HELL YEAH), JEFF MARRIOTTE (FADE TO BLACK), KURTIS WIEBE (PETER PANZERFAUST) and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (XENOHOLICS).
In this issue: A mariachi falls in love with a woman who strongly resembles his lost love, a father is abused by a poltergeist, and a girl who’s mother died when she was born visits the land of the dead in her dreams.

NOTE: Due to the special nature and size of this book and in order to maintain an on-time shipping schedule, this book will be solicited BI-MONTHLY. 

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Also NOTE I DO NOT have a story in this issue, but I WILL be contributing a story to either #2 or 3. Not sure how that plays out just yet. Really stoked to be part of this. Riley’s someone I’ve wanted to work with for a while.

That does it for Image.

Over at Marvel Comics…

MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE #1
JOE KEATINGE (W) • RICHARD ELSON (A)
Cover by Gabrielle Dell’otto
Variant Cover by Ed McGuinness
Young Baby Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Blank Cover Also Available
Morbius….the hunted, haunted fugitive.
Morbius…the dead souled scientist.
Morbius…the Living Vampire.
Somewhere inside Doctor Michael Morbius is a good man who just needs a second chance. After escaping from The Raft in Amazing Spider-Man 699.1, Morbius is scraping desperately through each day trying to carve out a life in a world that has turned its back on him. However his redemption…may be worse than his sin.
NOW Morbius returns in this long-awaited ongoing series, where the line between hero and villain becomes brutally and bloodily blurred.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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So, holy crap. The first issue of my first Marvel ongoing series, spinning out of last month’s Amazing Spider-Man #699.1 (which I also wrote). Pretty damn stoked.

Hey, check out this Skottie Young variant cover.

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