It’s the first day of San Diego Comic Con (c’mon, Preview Night’s a full day, let’s just admit it) and to coincide I’ve got two brand-new releases coming.
First up, the long-anticipated…
GLORY, VOL. 2: WAR TORN completes the GLORY storyline featuring Ross Campbell and guest artists Ulises Farinas, Roman Muradov, Emi Lenox, Greg Hinkle, Sloane Leong, Jed Dougherty and the covers by Ricken, Ulises again, Nate Bellegarde and Kris Anka. Ernest Hemingway shows up. NOTE: the cover connects with the first trade by Nanaja’s tail! 144 pages of bad ass bad assery all for a measly $14.99.
There’s a preview online, but it’s from the penultimate chapter, which seems like a really odd choice for a preview since it’s basically at the ending. So, yeah, I’m going to avoid posting that on here, but if you really want it, you can seek it out.
The conclusion of our Superior Spider-Man crossover is here. Lots of punching. Morbius gets a new costume. The set up for our final arc, The World Breaks Everyone, is here!
THE END. SEE YOU AT COMIC CON.
THE WAIT FOR MORE VAMPIRE COMICS (THE LIVING KIND) IS FINALLY OVER!
MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE #1, my first-ever Marvel Comics first-issue is finally slamming its way onto new release comic book racks the world over. Illustrated by the brilliant Rich Elson of JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY fame and colored by Antonio Fabela of coloring a bunch of awesome comics fame. I’m gonna be celebrating the event by a release party at Anaheim, CA’s Beach Ball Comics.
I talked to USA Today’s Brian Truitt, about all things Morbius, including a special sneak preview. Any time I have a new project coming out, one of the things I look forward to most is talking to Brian.
If you want a taste of what’s coming, don’t forget you can still pick up Amazing Spider-Man #699.1.
The early buzz on MORBIUS is quite nice.
“Here’s the best kept secret of next Wednesday. Joe Keatinge killed it on Morbius the Living Vampire #1. Email your shops & reserve it!” - Acme Comics
“Morbius the Living Vampire #1 could easily be your introduction to the character. Everything you need to know is all in this comic.” - Alpha Comics
“First came Daredevil. Then Hawkeye. What is the next must read Marvel series? Morbius by Joe Keatinge on sale this week!” - Arune Singh, Director of Communications at Marvel
“Morbius, The Living Vampire, is another successful launch of a character usually seen in a supporting role, now ready to establish himself on his own. Fans should not hesitate to jump on in.” - Brian Thomer, examiner.com
BUT, WAIT — THERE’S MORE!
GLORY #31 - the first issue of the final arc of the series, ‘War Torn’ - hits shelves as well. Comics Alliance has a gigantic preview featuring my favorite panel in the series thus far. I’m pretty sure you can guess which one it is. Also features a very special flashback section by Ulises Farinas finally revealing just why Glory was in such bad shape when Riley found her.
Look like we’re hat tricking it up once more, with comics coming out from Image, Marvel and DC!
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #18
Written by JOE KEATINGE
Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MARCH 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Writer Joe Keatinge and artist Tyler Kirkham turn the spotlight on STARFIRE!
The artist is Federico Dallocchio.
Anyway, yeah, this companion piece to last issue’s Arsenal story is happening. Starfire blows stuff up. Things ensue.
story JOE KEATINGE
art / cover ROSS CAMPBELL
32 PAGES / FC / T+
100 Years Later. Goodbye.
After a solid year, the conclusion’s here. Ross and I talked to Chris Sims all about it in this Comics Alliance exclusive exit interview.
Man, I’ve had that solicit written in my head since about March.
BUT DON’T WORRY ‘CAUSE…
HELL YEAH #8
story JOE KEATINGE
art ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ & FABIO REDIVO
32 PAGES / FC / T+
“THE DEATH OF PLANET EARTH,” Part One
ALL-NEW STORYLINE! ALL-NEW DYING!
Everything has gone horribly, horribly wrong.
Man, that Ricken, am I right? So good.
Also, DEATH OF PLANET EARTH is a Big Deal for this series. Expect a lot of death.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST…
MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE #3
JOE KEATINGE (W) • RICHARD ELSON (A)
Cover by DAVID LOPEZ
Variant Cover by TOMM COKER
• The hot new new horror book continues!
• Morbius gets closer to two people who don’t know the dark, deadly secret he carries.
• How does a fugitive remain hidden if his face is everywhere?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Morbius does get close to two people who don’t know the dark, deadly secret he carries and oh, man, it all goes to Hell pretty quick here.
THAT’S IT FOR MARCH. BYE.
Well, the news is OUT!
I’m writing comics published by Marvel about this dude:
More specifically I’m writing AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699.1, which will act (more or less) as a ‘zero issue’ for an ongoing MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE ongoing series, which I’ll also be writing.
Life’s very surreal sometimes. I love it.
Anyway, I did a few interviews with my collaborator and series illustrator, Rich Elson, expanding more on what we’ve got planned.
Comic Book Resources: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=40658
MTV Geek: http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/08/26/morbius-joe-keatinge/
This all starts going down in December, so BE THERE!