RINGSIDE #1-8 (Joe Keatigne/ Nick Barber)

Chaque année, l’éditeur Image Comics profite du San Diego Comic Con pour prouver son détachement avec le reste de l’industrie en montant sa propre exposition parallèle. Et chaque année, Image y dévoile les nombreux titres qui seront lancés dans le courant de l’année 2015/2016.

C’est le cas par exemple de Ringside, une nouvelle série “documentaire” sur le monde du catch et ses dérives imaginée par le scénariste Joe Keatinge (Shutter, Tech Jacket), grand admirateur de Mick Foley, et le jeune dessinateur Nick Barber. Le premier numéro sortira en novembre.

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[quote]Ringside #1
Story by Joe Keatinge
Art by Nick Barber
Colors by Simon Gough
Cover by Nick Barber, Simon Gough
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Nov 25th, 2015
RINGSIDE is an ongoing series set within the world of professional wrestling, written by JOE KEATINGE (SHUTTER, GLORY, TECH JACKET) and drawn by acclaimed illustrator NICK BARBER, combining the ensemble drama of THE WALKING DEAD with interconnected rotating perspectives akin to The Wire. Each issue will explore the relationship between art and industry from the view of the wrestlers themselves, the creatives they work with, the suits in charge and the fans cheering them all on.
But that’s just the beginning.
The real violence is outside the ring.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote=“Keatinge”] The funny thing is, in the first arc of Ringside we’re primarily concentrating on a person who’s already done with the ring and the industry in all its forms, having primarily worked in a televised corporate promotion. He hasn’t been on card in years and just quit training others. I wanted to explore what life was like without it before we completely dive into it. I’m interested in the idea of what happens once the dream’s been realized, when it’s over, but unlike Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, this isn’t someone chasing past glory. If anything, they’re doing everything they can to avoid the past, especially the life they led before they ever got in ring.

That said, my hope is to continue on to other aspects — not just wrestlers of indie or international wrestling, but who’s the guy bootlegging shirts outside the arena? What’s their deal? Someone’s got to compose these theme songs? Why do they do it?[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE JOE KEATINGE & NICK BARBER[/size]

[quote]Ringside #1

Story by Joe Keatinge
Art by Nick Barber
Colors by Simon Gough
Letters by Ariana Maher
Cover by Nick Barber
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Nov 25th, 2015

THE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING EPIC BEGINS IN AN OVER-SIZED FIRST ISSUE! RINGSIDE is an ongoing series set within the world of professional wrestling, written by JOE KEATINGE (SHUTTER, GLORY, TECH JACKET) and drawn by acclaimed illustrator NICK BARBER, combining the ensemble drama of THE WALKING DEAD with interconnected rotating perspectives akin to The Wire. Each issue will explore the relationship between art and industry from the view of the wrestlers themselves, the creatives they work with, the suits in charge and the fans cheering them all on. But that’s just the beginning. The real violence is outside the ring.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Ringside #2

Story by
Joe Keatinge
Art by
Nick Barber
Colors by
Simon Gough
Letters by
Ariana Maher
Cover by
Nick Barber
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Dec 30th, 2015

Fact vs. Fiction.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Ringside #3

Story by
Joe Keatinge
Art by
Nick Barber
Colors by
Simon Gough
Cover by
Nick Barber
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Jan 27th, 2016

The past is present.[/quote]

Source : www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]RINGSIDE #4

STORY BY
Joe Keatinge
ART BY
Nick Barber, Simon Gough
COVER BY
Nick Barber, Simon Gough
PUBLISHER
Image Comics
COVER PRICE:
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
Feb 24th, 2016

MATURE READERS

The stage has been set. All players are ready. Not all will survive when the curtain draws.[/quote]

Source : www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Ringside #5

Story by
Joe Keatinge
Art by
Nick Barber
Colors by
Simon Gough
Letters by
Ariana Maher
Cover by
Nick Barber
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Mar 23rd, 2016

Our first arc comes to its brutal, bloody end. RINGSIDE WILL RETURN JUNE 2016[/quote]

Source : www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]RINGSIDE #7

Written by: Joe Keatinge.

Art by: Nick Barber.

Cover by: Sandra Lanz.

Description: “Work,” Part Two. Reynolds finds himself alone in a most wretched hive.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: August 10. [/quote]

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com

[quote]RINGSIDE #8

Written by: Joe Keatinge.

Art by: Nick Barber.

Cover by: Sandra Lanz.

Description: “Work,” part three. Davis does everything he can to reclaim past glory. No matter who it hurts.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Dec. 7. [/quote]

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com