“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)

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.

Saw this preorder form for Justin Jordan + Kyle Strahm’s new Spread book on Twitter and when I asked Justin if it was on here he said no so I’m putting it up here because I’m really excited for this series. I saw a preview at NYCC… last year? I think? And it was amazing, so join me in pre-ordering this.
Here are both those dudes talking about it with some preview art so you can see what I’m talking about here.
Here’s a link to a printable PDF.

Saw this preorder form for Justin Jordan + Kyle Strahm’s new Spread book on Twitter and when I asked Justin if it was on here he said no so I’m putting it up here because I’m really excited for this series. I saw a preview at NYCC… last year? I think? And it was amazing, so join me in pre-ordering this.

Here are both those dudes talking about it with some preview art so you can see what I’m talking about here.

Here’s a link to a printable PDF.

Here’s your Tumblr-able preview of THIS WEEK’s Shutter #2, featuring lions, robots and cookies. Available physically at comic book shops, digitally at places like ComiXology and pirated at places like wait a second.

All art here is drawn by Leila del Duca, colored by Owen Gieni, lettered by Ed Brisson and written by me with the exception of the variant, which I’ve stripped of the trade dress, so you could see it all of Marvel Knights: Hulk cohort Piotr Kowalski’s glory (colored by our man Owen). There’s also an extra “throom” on the second story page we ended up taking out in the final version because it covered one of the rat kids, so consider that a TUMBLR EXCLUSIVE SOUND EFFECT.