In getting everything set up, I decided that rather than trusting PayPal to automatically do sales tax and shipping for print issues, KEEPER Issue 3, as well as Issues 1, 2, and TAKEDOWN, will be $5.00 postpaid for all print comics (KEEPER Issue 0 is $3.50). That’s $3.50 cover price + sales tax + shipping.
Digital is STILL tax free.
Issue 3 will be on ComiXology very soon.
After a year between printed issues, and a change of art teams, the acclaimed sports-crime-horror thriller comic KEEPER is BACK with Issue 3, to be released in PRINT, *and* DRM-free CBZ/PDF digital sale, on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014.
New artists Carlos Pedro (Pencils/Inks) and Steven Denton (Colors) join writer/creator Geoffrey D. Wessel and letterer Jim Campbell in continuing the bloody saga of Lewisham United goalkeeper Scott Winslow as he simultaneously wins the fans’ hearts on the pitch, and terrifies them as a vicious serial killer terrorizing the whole of England. This issue takes the story through the gritty
streets of East London, and the hallowed halls of justice, as Scotland Yard tries to piece together the killings.
KEEPER Issue 3 will be available as a DRM-FREE CBZ/PDF for only 99 cents through Wessel’s Atypical Comics imprint, as well as via print for $3.75 (cover price $3.50 + Indiana sales tax) + $1.50 shipping within the US & Canada / $3.00 outside USA.
KEEPER is also available via ComiXology Submit, with Issue 3 now approved and awaiting release via the platform.
Enjoy the testimonials and preview pages below, and prepare yourselves for KEEPER Issue 3 coming NEXT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11!
Al Ewing (2000AD, Mighty Avengers): “Patrick Bateman Of The Rovers – KEEPER is a sick, engrossing twist on the footy-strip form.”
Curt Pires (POP, Theremin): “KEEPER is a nihilistic and beautiful journey through the limits of compulsion, and the depravity of the human ID. Highest recommendation”
Ben McCool (Choker, Pigs): “Footie, a demented serial killer, and a bloody fun comic book. What’s not to love? Be sure to check out KEEPER!”
Alasdair Stuart (Bleeding Cool): “KEEPER does for football comics what DEXTER did for the Miami tourist community. A blisteringly smart, brilliantly brutal take on celebrity, sport and
murder, the only goals that get past it are the ones it lets past. Essential.”
Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting): “It’s excellent. The art work is terrific and a cool concept.”
Mark Waid: “Another digital comic worth checking out… tell them I sent you!”
Patrick Zircher (Shadowman): “Soccer player Scott Winslow in KEEPER is a very bad sport — in an entertaining way. Check it out.”
Rod McKie (Playboy, Wall Street Journal): “I haven’t seen anything in the West that compares with KEEPER…”
Comics Bulletin: “From Hell meets Fever Pitch… Jeff Simpson’s art looks very European, like something from Heavy Metal.”
Phil Hester (Firebreather, Wonder Woman, The Wretch): “Readers of KEEPER can count themselves lucky to be in on the beginning of a startlingly innovative writer’s career.”
Greg Rucka (Stumptown, Whiteout, Punisher): “KEEPER is remarkable comic storytelling, full of energy and menace. Wessel and Simpson have somehow managed to wed Jim Thompson noir with footy, and the result is terrifically entertaining and, frankly, profoundly disturbing. A terrific and dark ride!”
Ian Rankin (“Inspector Rebus” series): “Serial killers and football: quite the combination…”
Rob Williams (Low Life, Ghost Rider, Cla$$war): “KEEPER draws you into nostalgia for those Roy Of The Rovers, Tiger and Look-In strips of your childhood and then, with a shocking twist reveals itself to be something bloodier and far more thrilling.”
Jacen Burrows (Crossed, Neonomicon): “One of the more intriguing premises I’ve seen, I can’t wait to see where this sport horror hybrid goes. A solid beginning to what promises to be a mind bending thriller.”
Chris Arrant (Robot6/CBR): “KEEPER is a very strong piece of work with a very unique concept ripe for success.”
At long last, KEEPER is now live on Comixology!
(Actually, Issue 0/1, a special combined Comixology edition of the first two releases, has been there since July 31. Long story.)
Issue 2 was released TODAY, and you can buy both issues for less than $2! (Add another 99cents and buy TAKEDOWN as well!)
Of course, if Guided View isn’t your cup of tea, you can purchase high-quality PDF/CBZ copies for download, for the same price, as well as LIMITED PRINT QUANTITIES, direct from Atypical Comics!
Some absolutely exciting KEEPER news coming soon too! Stay tuned!
It is with heavy heart, we announce that the artist and co-creator of KEEPER, Jeff Simpson, has chosen to move on to other things.
With that in mind, KEEPER writer/Atypical Comics publisher is seeking a new artist to step in and help keep the series going. Please see his message at his personal blog for more information.
We thank you for your support of KEEPER and Atypical Comics.
TAKEDOWN is NOW AVAILABLE AT ComiXology!
Accepted as part of their Submit program, TAKEDOWN is available NOW for a mere 99cents for 24 pages of sci-fi action!
You can also read a wonderfully insightful review by Bleeding Cool’s Alasdair Stuart!
And of course, it is available directly through Atypical Comics if you prefer PDF, CBZ or print!
Check it out!
It was only brought to my attention this morning, but 2 weeks ago, ComixPress, the digital POD outfit used by Atypical to print KEEPER and TAKEDOWN, shut down unceremoniously, mere weeks after resuming printing service after a brief hiatus in April.
In the meantime, movement in getting Atypical titles into stores has been glacial at best.
So, I will not be accepting any print sales for the moment until we know for sure we have stock (we have been sold out of KEEPER Issue 0 since C2E2!). I am investigating more local options, or another digital house, to make sure I can deliver to you what it says on the cover, pricewise.
Thank you for your support.
— Geoffrey D. Wessel
Great news! TAKEDOWN has just today been approved by Comixology, the premiere app for reading digital comics on iOS and Android devices! No word yet as to when it will be available, or when/if KEEPER will be joining at the app, but this is great news for Atypical, and its readers, giving another option for YOU to read our comics! (Of course, you can STILL order direct from Atypical for PDF, CBZ *and* PRINT editions of TAKEDOWN and KEEPER!)
In the meantime, we had a GREAT C2E2 in which we SOLD OUT of KEEPER Issue 0, meaning we have to go back to press! (Of course, it IS a free download too!) TAKEDOWN snared some fans in as well, like, well… these guys:
Left is Judge Dredd writer Michael Carroll, and on the right… well…
(And if you know who the man under the helmet is, get in touch, we have something for him!!)
Last but not least, TAKEDOWN got a good review from Comics Bulletin over the weekend!:
“Geoffrey Wessel delivers a breakneck-paced 22-page epic…”
“You just don’t f**k with Officer Josiah Bledsoe.”
“If Wessel’s writing reminds me of a sort of sci-fi Judge Dredd short, [Zach] Bassett’s art style reminds me of Ian Gibson, all distorted people and weird-ass creatures from outer space who have quirky, unexpected weird elements to their design that makes the aliens feel both familiar and weird at the same time. […]… the art tells Wessel’s story well, especially in the wordless pages that help build an interesting setting for this comic.”
Check it out, then check TAKEDOWN out today!
In mere moments Atypical Comics will be setting up at C2E2 2013, table F15, with KEEPER writer Geoffrey D. Wessel + artist Jeff Simpson. We will have Issues 0, 1, and 2 of KEEPER on sale, as well as TAKEDOWN by Wessel + Zach Bassett, on sale for you.
If you can’t make it, and want these, digitally or in print, see Atypical Comics for ordering info. If you do order digitally, you may not get it til later this weekend since we’ll be otherwise occupied.
Thanks! See you there!
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