“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)

e-mail: joe@keatinge.com
This weekend brings ROSE CITY COMIC CON 2014 and both Leila and I will be there all weekend almost all weekend! You can find both of us at G-09 + G-10, featuring the SHUTTER #1 sketch variants you can only buy from us (featuring sketches by Leila!), Tech Jacket #1 con exclusive variants and con exclusive deals on stuff from Shutter to Tech Jacket to Glory.
BONUS: Leila and I are also doing a few panels on SATURDAY ONLY.
Image Comics Presents I is for Irresistible
Room: Panel Room 2
Time: 11:00AM - 11:50AM
Comics art is better than ever and reaching new heights on a daily basis. Sloane Leong (From Under Mountains), Leila Del Duca (Shutter), and Ben Dewey (Tooth & Claw) share the secret to making great comics, sustaining creativity, and just how important artists are when it comes to storytelling in comics.
Spotlight: Erik Larsen
Room: Panel Room 7
Time: 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Not only is Erik one of the co-founders of Image Comics, but he’s also the creator and mastermind behind Savage Dragon, which is now 32 years old. Come hear what one of the biggest staples in the comics industry has to say about his career, his character, and his process. Moderated by writer Joe Keatinge (Shutter)
Back to the Gutters: Let’s Talk Comics
Room: Panel Room 4
Time: 3:00PM - 3:50PM
From part of the team that brought you From the Gutters comes a new take on the comic book panel. Join comics writer and journalist Jamie S. Rich and Ryan McCluskey as they bring their unique unique wit and perspective to a live interview format. Along with their special guests, they’ll discuss the intricacies of a life in comics, both in the studio and out. Featuring Tim Seeley (Revival, Grayson), Leila Del Duca (Shutter), Nate Quarry (Zombie Cage Fighter), and Jen Van Meter (The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage, Hopeless Savages).
And, finally, here’s what we’ll have at the table for all of us to enjoy:
SHUTTER #1 CON EXCLUSIVE
WITH SKETCH BY LEILA DEL DUCA
PERSONALIZED … $10
NON-PERSONALIZED … $30
TECH JACKET #1 CON EXCLUSIVE
PERSONALIZED … $5
NON-PERSONALIZED … $10
SHUTTER #1-6 SET 
(all first printings + includes bonus 
Piotr Kowalski Shutter #2 variant)
$25 … $20
TECH JACKET TPB + 1-3 SET 
$25 … $20
COMPLETE GLORY HC
$35  … $30

This weekend brings ROSE CITY COMIC CON 2014 and both Leila and I will be there all weekend almost all weekend! You can find both of us at G-09 + G-10, featuring the SHUTTER #1 sketch variants you can only buy from us (featuring sketches by Leila!), Tech Jacket #1 con exclusive variants and con exclusive deals on stuff from Shutter to Tech Jacket to Glory.

BONUS: Leila and I are also doing a few panels on SATURDAY ONLY.

Image Comics Presents I is for Irresistible

Room: Panel Room 2

Time: 11:00AM - 11:50AM

Comics art is better than ever and reaching new heights on a daily basis. Sloane Leong (From Under Mountains), Leila Del Duca (Shutter), and Ben Dewey (Tooth & Claw) share the secret to making great comics, sustaining creativity, and just how important artists are when it comes to storytelling in comics.

Spotlight: Erik Larsen

Room: Panel Room 7

Time: 12:00PM - 12:50PM

Not only is Erik one of the co-founders of Image Comics, but he’s also the creator and mastermind behind Savage Dragon, which is now 32 years old. Come hear what one of the biggest staples in the comics industry has to say about his career, his character, and his process. Moderated by writer Joe Keatinge (Shutter)

Back to the Gutters: Let’s Talk Comics

Room: Panel Room 4

Time: 3:00PM - 3:50PM

From part of the team that brought you From the Gutters comes a new take on the comic book panel. Join comics writer and journalist Jamie S. Rich and Ryan McCluskey as they bring their unique unique wit and perspective to a live interview format. Along with their special guests, they’ll discuss the intricacies of a life in comics, both in the studio and out. Featuring Tim Seeley (Revival, Grayson), Leila Del Duca (Shutter), Nate Quarry (Zombie Cage Fighter), and Jen Van Meter (The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage, Hopeless Savages).

And, finally, here’s what we’ll have at the table for all of us to enjoy:

SHUTTER #1 CON EXCLUSIVE

WITH SKETCH BY LEILA DEL DUCA

PERSONALIZED … $10

NON-PERSONALIZED … $30

TECH JACKET #1 CON EXCLUSIVE

PERSONALIZED … $5

NON-PERSONALIZED … $10

SHUTTER #1-6 SET 

(all first printings + includes bonus 

Piotr Kowalski Shutter #2 variant)

$25 … $20

TECH JACKET TPB + 1-3 SET 

$25 … $20

COMPLETE GLORY HC

$35  … $30

COMING THIS DECEMBER!

SHUTTER #7
story: JOE KEATINGE
art / cover A: LEILA DEL DUCA & OWEN GIENI
cover B: FRANK CHO
cover C: RAY FAWKES
cover D: JOHN WORKMAN

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50


INDIANA JONES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY RETURNS IN AN ALL-NEW STORY ARC! Kate Kristopher’s finally face-to-face with the sibling she never knew about, who’s dead set on destroying what little Kate has left. Family rivalry was never so cataclysmic in the globe-trotting and mind-melting second arc of the comic book ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD) describes as “so completely and utterly new that it reminds you of the potential of this medium!” ALL THIS PLUS: say hello to SHUTTER’s new letterer, the legendary JOHN WORKMAN (Thor, Doom Patrol, Heavy Liquid) with his commemorative variant cover and a comprehensive career retrospective written by SHEA HENNUM!

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BONUS: Image Comics is inducting SHUTTER into its Image Firsts program where they, in their words, “reprint the first issues of some of our most popular series for only $1.” So, you’ll be able to get the entire first issue of Shutter in comic book form for only a buck, on THE SAME DAY #7 is in-stores.

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TECH JACKET #6
story: JOE KEATINGE
art / cover: KHARY RANDOLPH & EMILIO LOPEZ

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99


Where Zack Thompson has failed against the Colossal, can the Tech Jacket Corps succeed? It’s the most amazing action comic you’ll read all year!

This is a preview of a Superman comic mingdoyle, brentschoonover, David Williams, Al Gordon, tulalotayjasonshawnalexander drew, Jon Bogdanove covered, jordiecolorsthings, Nic Filardi, Jason Wright & Lee Louthridge colored, Wes Abbot lettered, Alex Antone edited, Hank Kanalz oversaw and I wrote. DC Comics calls it Adventures of Superman #16.

It was made for DC’s Not-Print initiative, but seeing it in an actual comic book is pretty surreal. I was once this little dude in who wore Superman pajamas during the day who grew up on Fleischer cartoons eventually graduating to Alan Moore Supreme to discovering comics where Superman had a lion’s head to other stuff. Now this exists. It’s an odd thing.

I gotta give a big shoutout to Alex Antone, the editor on the book. Editings not an easy job. Its one I really respect. When it’s done well, it keeps the comic moving along and better than it might have been otherwise. I can speak to Alex’s impact on this script, convincing me that maybe we didn’t need THAT many lion-headed Superman appearances (it was originally A LOT), discussing something I wrote at the end of what was in the Not-Print version as part two that made no sense and how to make it better. And he was right. His suggestion was way better.

He helped curate a lot of talent I’ve dreamed of working with. I mean, look at that lineup. It wasn’t an easy thing to juggle in such a small amount of time, but dude did it real damn well. Even dealt with the writer. Good dude, that Alex.

Gotta give a massive shout out to everyone I got to collaborate on this with. Ming, Brent, David, Al, Tula and Jason were the ones I got to work with most directly and man, oh, man, did they absolutely kill it. Ming Doyle on Old Man Kamandi? Shit yeah. Brent Schnoover on Golden Age Batman Before He Figured Out Guns Were Dumb? C’mon! David Williams and Al Gordon on Post-Silver Age Superman? Buh. Tula Lotay on a Days of Heaven-tinged Farm Boy Clark? Man, oh, man. Jason Shawn-Alexander drawing Superman at The End of All Things? We have achieved Dream Project Status.

I’m going to miss this Adventures of Superman series as a reader. It was interesting to see what people did with the character after being told, “do whatever you want.” 

Anyway. If you like comics where there’s a cameo by a crying baby Superman, please have it and enjoy.

Here’s the opening spread of Shutter #6 by leiladelduca + Owen Gieni. 
We’re putting the issue to press this week and man oh man this spread. #6 wraps up our first arc before we break until #7’s release in December. As you can see, some fish and a turtle are featured, as well as threads we haven’t connected yet getting tied together in a fairly bloody fashion. Plus, Alarm Cat. 

Here’s the opening spread of Shutter #6 by leiladelduca + Owen Gieni. 

We’re putting the issue to press this week and man oh man this spread. #6 wraps up our first arc before we break until #7’s release in December. As you can see, some fish and a turtle are featured, as well as threads we haven’t connected yet getting tied together in a fairly bloody fashion. Plus, Alarm Cat. 

Here’s leiladelduca + Owen Gieni’s masterpiece of a wraparound cover for November’s SHUTTER VOL. 1: WANDERLOST TPB, collecting issues #1-6 for only $9.99, published by imagecomics.
It will contain all the story pages, but none of the backups/exclusives/back cover illustrations/etc. so if you want all the extra stuff, we definitely implore you to check out the single issues as they are awesome.
BONUS: as trades go on the map will run continuously, eventually forming one gigantic map of the entire series. So, yes, Leila and Owen absolutely killed it on this one. 

Here’s leiladelduca + Owen Gieni’s masterpiece of a wraparound cover for November’s SHUTTER VOL. 1: WANDERLOST TPB, collecting issues #1-6 for only $9.99, published by imagecomics.

It will contain all the story pages, but none of the backups/exclusives/back cover illustrations/etc. so if you want all the extra stuff, we definitely implore you to check out the single issues as they are awesome.

BONUS: as trades go on the map will run continuously, eventually forming one gigantic map of the entire series. So, yes, Leila and Owen absolutely killed it on this one. 

THIS ISSUE: Why Kate quit.

Shutter #5 is out tomorrow (or today, if you’re reading this on the 13th of August in the year of our Lord 2014 A.D., or perhaps sometime in the distant past). Here are the only three pages of the issue we could possibly show because the rest of it gets into Big Time Spoiler Country. That being said, eagle-eyed readers of #1-4 will probably catch a lot in these three pages alone.

Shutter #4! July 9th! Skeletons! Robots! Rat Kids! Ghosts! Poker! Elephant Guns! BANG! BANG! 

Leila del Duca draws it. Owen Gieni colors it. I write it. Ed Brisson letters it. You read it…? FIND OUT ON WEDNESDAY.

P.S.: Just confirmed Shutter, Vol. 1: Wanderlost TP is gonna be coming out in November, collecting #1-6. IMPORTANT NOTICE: This ONLY collects the SHUTTER lead feature so none of the bonus comics, Tiger Lawyers, letters columns, Shea Hennum essays, along with the many other single-issue exclusive perks will be collected. So — PLEASE pre-order the single issues as that’s the one way to GET IT ALL (it also helps us/the series tremendously and we personally love you for it).

TOMORROW (July 2nd, 2014 — so it might be TODAY when you read this or yesterday or years ago!) brings the release of Tech Jacket #1 the all-new series drawn by kharyrandolph, written by me, colored by David McCaig + Emilio Lopez and lettered by Russ Wooten, published by Image Comics’ Skybound, created by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and artist EJ Su!

This is Khary and me doing, as he’s put it, “a Saturday Morning cartoon with the budget of Akira.” This is our exponentially more-and-more-out-there science-fiction blockbuster. What happens when the Saturday Morning cartoon blockbuster grows up? We put Zack up against something his Tech Jacket is powerless to do anything about, something bigger than he’s ever dealt with before. Something older than our own galaxy.

This week also sees the release of the tradepaperback containing both the previous work by Kirkman, Aubrey Sitterson and EJ Su and the digital first mini-series Khary and I did. You can enjoy #1 without having ever read a comic book in your life, but if you read the previous work, there’s a lot of ground laid for the year of the sci-fi action book of our dreams to come.

Image Comics reported this morning that both Shutter #2 + 3 have sold out (at a distribution level, which means you local comic shop may have copies) and are in need of reprinting due to reorder demand, so we’re heading back to press with these B&W covers with the original art rescanned in color whenever possible, to emulate the look of original art.
The second printings will be in-stores on July 16th, just one week after #4’s release on July 9th!
They also had some nice quotes from Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and Shutter Publisher Eric Stephenson.
“Shutter has been such a wonderful revelation,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “I thought it was a great idea when Joe first pitched the series, but it wasn’t until I saw the amazing work Leila was doing that it had its fullest impact on me. What she’s doing with Joe’s scripts makes each issue such a rewarding read—one of those books you want to go back to again and again to make sure you catch every little thing—and based on what I’ve seen so far, this is a series that’s just going to get better and better as it moves along.”“The best comics bring something NEW to the table,” added Robert Kirkman, Image Comics partner and creator of THE WALKING DEAD. “Shutter by Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca is so completely and utterly new that it reminds you of the potential of this medium.”

Image Comics reported this morning that both Shutter #2 + 3 have sold out (at a distribution level, which means you local comic shop may have copies) and are in need of reprinting due to reorder demand, so we’re heading back to press with these B&W covers with the original art rescanned in color whenever possible, to emulate the look of original art.

The second printings will be in-stores on July 16th, just one week after #4’s release on July 9th!

They also had some nice quotes from Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and Shutter Publisher Eric Stephenson.

“Shutter has been such a wonderful revelation,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “I thought it was a great idea when Joe first pitched the series, but it wasn’t until I saw the amazing work Leila was doing that it had its fullest impact on me. What she’s doing with Joe’s scripts makes each issue such a rewarding read—one of those books you want to go back to again and again to make sure you catch every little thing—and based on what I’ve seen so far, this is a series that’s just going to get better and better as it moves along.”

“The best comics bring something NEW to the table,” added Robert Kirkman, Image Comics partner and creator of THE WALKING DEAD. “Shutter by Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca is so completely and utterly new that it reminds you of the potential of this medium.”

The Image Comics September 2014 solicits are online and are ridiculously awesome. Lots of great stuff out this month, from the debut of my buddy Jay Faeber’s new series COPPERHEAD with Scott Godlewski & Ron Riley, as well as other-buddy Michael Morcei’s new series with yet-another-buddy Vic Malhotra, ROCHE LIMIT and a really cool sounding graphic novel by Charlie Adlard and Robbie Morrison, White Death. Plus the usual lineup of fine books like Deadly Class, The Fade Out, Elephantmen, Invincible, Jupiter’s Legacy, Low, MPH, Nailbiter, Stray Bullets, Nightworld, Saga and approximately a bazillion others.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve got coming out from them — the first SHUTTER arc’s finale (WE’RE BACK IN DECEMBER, I PROMISE) and the third issue of TECH JACKET, which kharyrandolph has completely killed on. Working with that dude is NO JOKE.

Anyway, if these sound like comic books you wanna read, please do preorder as every single one has a huge impact. We at TEAMS SHUTTER + TECH JACKET appreciate it.

Solicit copy below.

SHUTTER #6
story: JOE KEATINGE
art / cover: LEILA DEL DUCA & OWEN GIENI

SEPTEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50


Kate Kristopher makes a stand against sins past as the smash-hit series’ first arc reaches its bloody finale. 

SHUTTER WILL RETURN IN DECEMBER.

TECH JACKET #3
story: JOE KEATINGE
art / cover: KHARY RANDOLPH

SEPTEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99


The champion of the Colossus emerges to challenge Tech Jacket, while the President of the United States (you know who!) receives council from a strange advisor.