Ted McKeever comic
In a world of rigidly enforced aesthetic fascism, two outcasts-a psychologically tormented man and his limbless mate-plan an ambitious jailbreak from their state-run institution home. Thus begins their journey across a Fellini-esque landscape of abandoned power plants, marauding gangs, bizarre inhabitants, and ghostly apparitions as the lovers search for The Tabernacle, a legendary sanctuary where misfits like themselves are said to live in freedom and fulfillment.
Writer/artist Ted McKeever (INDUSTRIAL GOTHIC, SUPERMAN'S METROPOLIS) explores an unforgettable afterlife in a haunting VERTIGO miniseries. In addition to Heaven and Hell, there's another place to go when you die: the land called Murr, where the dead coexist with angels, legends and the occasional flying fetus...a place where even being dead can't protect you from murder. Now one of Murr's newest arrivals, an amnesiac woman named Faith, must discover who and what she is, and was, in order to survive, and solve a series of murders that threatens all of Murr.
Ares, the greatest warrior the world has ever known, has lived for thousands of years, wandering the earth and waging war on his enemies. His acts and his axe are legendary and here, in stark black and white, are four tales of how he changed the world through violence. Through brutality. Through war...
- Issue # Full (10 months ago)
Funky B&W line-art series by Canadian publisher Vortex Comics. Art and story by Ted McKeever. Lasted five issues, from #1 in April 1987 to #5 in March 1998.
All-new chilling tales that take you beyond the horror that began in Clive Barker's darkly malevolent films---tales of terror the movies don't dare unleash...
Ted McKeever's independent surreal superhero title that leads into his critically acclaimed series 'Metropol' (though the only intro I'm aware of it creating is that two of Metropol's characters are in this first).
By the time most people realized it, they were no longer in charge of the world we know. In an unspecified future, the small seaside town of Blackwater has now been taken over by advanced and mutated animals. Most of the humans that lived there are now either dead or gone, but one old-man remains, scavenging off the scraps and refuse of humanity's past, and doggedly defying the new tenants.
Ted McKeever's first full length piece of new material as both writer and artist in a little over 10 years is a doozy.Following an amnesiac man who might be an astronaut and might be named Bzoma through a semi-apocalyptic seeming wasteland, horrifically violent encounters and strange occurrences are abundant in this 5 issue miniseries that utilizes many of McKeever's recurring themes (dystopian futures, amnesiac protagonists, stream-of-consciousness narrative and heavily muscled, bald and mysterious women).
Devil on one shoulder - angel on the other. One tells you to do bad things, the other... well, you get the idea. Bad news for a recovering alcoholic if the "good" one is MIA. Between a liquor-gulping demon and a mummified cat hell-bent on mucking up his fragile stability with esoteric trappings of Egyptian Gods, it's all about to make our hero's day hit the proverbial fan.
When two teenage girls discover that reality's not quite what they've been programmed to believe, a suburban town gets totaled. Gratuitous icons, mass-media manipulation and psycho-pop science coagulate in this 2-issue tour-de-force that exposes the copious junk in modern culture.
Plastic Forks is the tale of a radical scientist working in the field of reproductive studies who has his own creation, a device that can turn anyone it is implanted inside into a self-impregnating new life form, used against him and taken from him for further development and inevitable perversion.While the premise is wildly bizarre, this is actually one of McKeever's more easily accessible works from his writer/artist canon.McKeever's artwork is notably different in this series than in any of his other output as it is more colored, sporting a watercolor style, that is both beautiful and disturbing.This series is long out of print, never having been collected in TPB form since the individual issues were released some 20 years ago.
Catfish's daily grind of 'enhancing' poultry comes to a halt when he is accidentally tripped up by a loose chicken, causing him to fall victim to his own process. What proportions of his that were once human are now beyond anything normal. Add villainous corporate and military big wigs, a roller-skating weapon-toting chick named Kitten Kaboodle, a gang of tattooed babies, and there's still that enormous beach monster... And what you have is MONDO, in all its raging glory!
This monster magazine is 104 pages of all-black-and-white action in the spirit of the Mighty Marvel Magazines of yore, but in an ALL-NOW in style! Wolverine faces off against South Pacific pirates and a sniper with a secret! Then, it's the Sorcerer Supreme versus the magical might of the political terrorist known as the Doktor! And much much more! Collecting material from Rampaging Wolverine, Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu, Indomitable Iron Man, Mystic Hands of Dr. Strange, Savage Acts of Ares. Parental Advisory.
- Issue # Full (3 years ago)
The amazing Legion of Monsters series continues, as Moon Knight and Ultimates Annual writer Charlie Huston navigates Man-Thing into a creepy tale of the worst kind of dinner invitation… Plus the brilliant Ted McKeever brings his expressionistic storytelling to Simon Garth—the original Marvel Zombie! These are stories that have been begging to be told—set right in the dark, horrific corners of the Marvel Universe! Read it with the lights on!
- Issue # Full (3 years ago)
PENCIL HEAD is Ted McKeever's semi-autobiographical take on the whacked-out world of the comic book industry. Journey along as we witness protagonist Poodwaddle's trials and tribulations of working, and sustaining, his place in the absurd world of comics, where what happens behind the scenes is far more twisted, and bizarrely hilarious, than anything on the printed page.