Ringside Volume 1

Ringside Volume 1

3.25 (195 ratings by Goodreads)
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RINGSIDE is a series set within the world of
professional wrestling, written by JOSEPH KEATINGE (SHUTTER, GLORY, TECH JACKET)
and drawn by acclaimed illustrator NICK BARBER, combining the ensemble drama
approach of THE WALKING DEAD with interconnected rotating perspectives akin to
"The Wire." RINGSIDE explores 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.

that's just the beginning.

The real violence
is outside the ring. Collecting issues 1 through

Praise for
"Keating and Barber's RINGSIDE is a
realistic peek behind the scenes and into the lives of several characters
connected to a glory-seeking world, but their lives are anything but glorious
and that's the compelling hook this issue sells so well." -

realistic drama set in the world just outside the wrestling ring. Keatinge and
Barber present a modern-noir comic book that mixes gritty characters, realistic
situations and goes to the dark corners of life that people try to avoid. This
comic delivers a compelling first issue and the series promises to be a deep and
emotional ride. This is definitely worth picking up." --
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Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 163 x 254 x 10mm | 286g
  • Image Comics
  • Fullerton, United States
  • English
  • 1632156954
  • 9781632156952
  • 249,839

Review quote

LIBRARY JOURNAL - Entertainment wrestling is the backdrop of this new series by writer Keatinge (Shutter) and artists Barber, Simon Gough, and Ariana Maher. Although the sport is often ridiculed for being staged, is it possible that after years of body slamming and face kicking, a retired wrestler can really fight when it comes to mob thugs looking to settle a debt? In this volume, Dan Knossos-veteran wrestler, ring name "Minotaur," struggling to find himself after his dismissal from the crime business-is compelled to help an old friend in serious trouble. Wrestlers frequently face physical decline, emotional instability, and mental demons as they age away from the ring. And despite being warned, Dan gets mixed up in some drama he may not be able to fight his way through. Readers also glimpse the tribulations of an up-and-coming athlete shadowing his mentor and facing the uncertainty of the future. The shading in the illustrations creates an effect that will thrill fans of theatrical and competitive sparring matches. While not really about wrestling, the story benefits from that world as its setting. Verdict An intriguing and fresh work that will enthrall lovers of sports comics and noir.-Teresa Potter-Reyes, Helen Hall Lib., League City, TX
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Rating details

195 ratings
3.25 out of 5 stars
5 9% (17)
4 31% (60)
3 43% (83)
2 13% (26)
1 5% (9)
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