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¢ 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 (2000 A.D., 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…"
Morgan Davis (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."