“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)

On my birthday fifteen years ago this Ladrönn-drawn Silver Surfer graphic novel (acting as a sequel to the Moebius-drawn Silver Surfer: Parable AND Jack Kirby’s then unresolved cliffhanger from Silver Surfer #18*) was cancelled.

On my birthday this Wednesday it’s my wish this thing gets restarted after Ladrönn finishes Hip Flask. Way more information here. Apologies for the scan quality, but it’s what out there.

*And yes I know that was resolved in two issues of Web Spinners, but who cares?

STUFF I WROTE (Special Hat Trick Edition): February 2013

Holy hot damn it’s a big month for me in February. I’m hitting a Comics Hat Trick by having at least one book at each of the Big Three.

First up…

DC

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #17

Written by JOE KEATINGE
Art by RICKEN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale FEBRUARY 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS fans take note as ARSENAL takes the stage in this special issue!
• Roy Harper is all too familiar with the road to hell being paved with good intentions, so he’s not totally surprised when an attempt to help Killer Croc leaves him running for his life on the streets of Japan.
• Guest-starring Red Hood and Starfire!

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Like I mentioned earlier, I’m making my DC Comics debut this month. Pretty darn stoked about this one, in big part because I’m making it with HELL YEAH cover artist RICKEN, who’s in turn making her American interiors debut. And guess what? Her art is just as amazing on the inside of a comic as it is on the outside. Speaking of covers — RYAN SOOK WHAT.

IMAGE

GLORY #33
story JOE KEATINGE
art / cover  ROSS CAMPBELL

FEBRUARY 27
32 PAGES / FC / T+ 
$3.99
"WAR TORN," Part Three 
In final battle.
The penultimate issue of Ross Campbell and Joe Keatinge’s GLORY saga ties threads together from its very beginning amidst the most brutal war Glory has ever fought. 

Destines will be realized. Lives will be destroyed. The end begins here.
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This is The Big One.
50% more comic book pages than usual, all drawn by Ross. No price increase. Threads started in our first issue finally wrap up. See what all of Riley’s dreams have been leading up to.
And yeah, “penultimate.” More info on what we mean by that coming from Image Comics soon.

HELL YEAH #7
story JOE KEATINGE
art ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ & FABIO REDIVO
cover RICKEN

FEBRUARY 13
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.50

"THE LOST SUPER-VILLAINS OF MARS," Part Two

Ben Day, the secret assassin for the superheroes of Earth, is on mission to Mars. Everything has come undone. His failure unleashes something far worse than he could have ever comprehended. Humankind will suffer the consequences.
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Speaking of tying up threads. The second and final part of “LOST SUPER-VILLAINS OF MARS” comes showing a very different side of what happened in issue #1. This leads into next issue’s big storyline, “THE DEATH OF PLANET EARTH.”

MARVEL

MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE #2
JOE KEATINGE (W) • RICHARD ELSON (P)
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
• The ALL-NEW Michael Morbius?
• Morbius, is back, but on the run and desperate to quell his vampiric tendencies. But has the midnight son really changed?
• As Morbius tries to stay under the radar, a new threat arises, and they want Morbius dead.
• The series fans have been asking for continues its thrilling debut!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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Morbius NOW! More horrible decisions turn into horrible consequences as Morbius’ latest attempt to do right goes as wrong as it possibly can.

Marvel Universe AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES #11
JOE KEATINGE & FRANK TIERI (W)
KHOI PHAM & TIM LEVINS (A)
Cover by KHOI PHAM
• You won’t need to wait for Sunday Morning – grab the Avengers Adventures today!
• First, Captain America must fight the deadly Nightmare in the one place he can’t have a fair fight – his own dreams!
• Then, it’s a battle of Mythic Proportions as The Mighty Thor takes on Hercules, the Prince of Power!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

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And finally, a one-shot story from me featuring a character I’ve wanted to write for twenty years, teaming up with Captain America! Watch out!

SON OF TITAN

Yeah, so.

USAToday broke the big news that I’m writing THANOS: SON OF TITAN, an origin mini-series about the Marvel Universe’s big bad, illustrated by the amazing Richard Elson. 

Its been surreal. I was of the perfect age when THANOS QUEST/INFINITY GAUNTLET hit and I became enamored with the character instantly. In fact, in a really bit of odd kismet I had just dug into the original WARLOCK run by Starlin when Avengers came out and, well, that stinger’s not a spoiler anymore, right?

Anyway, point being, when they asked me to write it, I was in the absolute perfect obsessed-with-Thanos headspace. I’m beyond stoked.

This is definitely a passion project in every single possible way. Huge thanks to the folks over at Marvel for making this happen!

Boxed In

As of today I’m a Contributing Writer to Comic Box, France’s leading magazine about the American mainstream comic scene. So, basically publishers like Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, etc. That said, they do still cover the indies, even if the concentration is on the big boys.

The latest issue looks like this:

Comic Box always reminded me of the Empire magazine of comics, albeit in French, with articles going beyond hype or copied press releases and interviews which delve into more than just the latest project.

They’re having me concentrate on interviews, which is something I always wanted to pursue in my Neon Monster beat. This is definitely a great fit for me.

In fact, my first assignment is with someone I consider to be a comics god, so we’re off to a good start.

For those of you who can read French, my first contributions will be in April’s #70, but my full role will debut in June’s #71. For those of you who can’t, well, feel free to pick up the issues and be like, “wow, some dude wrote this in English and now it’s not in English anymore.”

Freaking sweet, huh?