by Joe Casey [The TPB version of Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker by Joe Casey and Mike Huddleston comes out from Image this week, and Casey (OFFICER DOWNE) offered to talk us through the making of yet another one of his offbeat action adventure comics, this one about a down and out superhero who has […]
Image would like to bring to your attention the re-issue of Joe Casey and Mike Huddleston’s Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker. Butcher Baker being an over-the-top deconstruction of the superhero genre that involves “… getting laid. A lot.” And a truck. The collection of the original 8 issues and some bonus material drops in November. Official […]
With this year’s Image Expo taken off the schedule due to Image’s move to Portland, the ECCC Image Panel was the scene of many announcements, including the concluding chapter of Matt Wagner’s 30+ years in the making Mage epic, and much more. So here’s the lowdown, cobbled together from various announcements: • Image Expo will […]
Officer Downe, the story of a zombie cop, opens this Friday, and co-creator Joe Casey stopped by to tell all about the making of the movie.
In lieu of an America Chavez series, could America Vazquez fill that gap?
[Recently Joe Casey conducted an email interview with a writer for a now deceased site. I expressed an interest in running it on the Beat, but was unable to contact the original writer despite repeated attempts. As its general internet principle that the interviewee owns the written answers, I agreed to run Joe’s answers, as he’s […]
Story: Joe Casey Art: Paul Maybury Letters: Rus Wooton Designer: Sonia Harris Flats: Ricky Valenzuela Publisher: Image Comics Their names are legend: the Glorious Knox! Greg Horn the Battlebjörn! Jhago the Irritator! Three warrior gods vacationing on Earth, just looking to get their drink on and have a good time! Join the drunken festivities with […]
It’s almost quitting time here in EDT so let’s leave the week with something FUN for a change.
Why just do a comic book based on a classically of it time TV show when you can reinvent it as an acid trip that bends time and
space? And hooray for licensors who let you get away with it. Miami Vice: Remix by Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood is anything but a dull TV show comic…it’s an audacious tale on tropes and icons, and a gem in the Lion Forge line-up.
With movies and TV shows based on comics unavoidable no matter where you turn, I’ve often wondered why there aren’t more indie movies based on indie comics. Part of the reason is that it’s just so darned hard to fund any indie movie any more. But it does happen. And if you had reminded me that Officer Downe, the one shot comic by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham was being actually made, with Slipnot’s main clown Shawn Crahan directing, I would have said “oh yeah, April Fools.” Not because it isn’t good source material but it sounds so darned unlikely.
A weekend round-up of assorted entertainment headlines just before the Oscars