Ringside #3

Writer: Joe Keatinge Artist: Nick Barber Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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The past is present.

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Jan 27, 2016

    Three issues in, and this remains an utterly compelling read, even – and perhaps especially – if youre not a pre-existing fan of the wrestling oeuvre. Its insights into the behind-the-scenes insanity of such an operation are fascinating, and the drama that Keatinge creates – whilst at first seeming to be so off-piste as to border on lunacy – slides effortlessly into that endorphine-producing part of your brain that cant help but love a great story. If you havent already, get aboard this series. Its wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Jan 27, 2016

    All of the major beats for the art were settled by the second issue and the coloring isnt quite as ambitious this go around as it was in the second issue, but Nick Barber has definitely tightened into a shorter range for how he plays with his cartooning than in the debut, which has really strengthened his storytelling. Ringside has found its stride and the only question left is what youre gonna do when it runs all over you. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Jan 29, 2016

    Does “Ringside” satisfy the wrestling fan in me? Yes, to a degree. Now that I have level set my expectations, I can see things as they are. The interconnecting web is something different, but not wholly original. This is hardly a “dark side” story and it shouldn't be. Showing the ins and outs, ups and downs and the past and present make for many an avenue to travel. How deep the story goes is up for grabs, which is just fine. Hopefully things will stay on course and not deviate too much. If this is the warm up match, the main even is going to be awesome. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Jan 29, 2016

    Ringside is a good series; if you are a pro wrestling fan, you'll enjoy the many references to "the business"; if you are not " well, those are not intrusive: even the subplot focused specifically on the wrestling company is pretty easy to follow. Do give it a try! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Feb 1, 2016

    I feel like this review is tinged with more harsh criticism than anything else, but it's important to clarify that I'm not offended, angry, or disdainful toward Ringside. I think the general frustration is simply the result of my own high expectations not being met. This series could be a real contender, but instead, Ringside seems to be an exercise in recognizable tropes rather than the true innovation I'm still hoping it will be. Read Full Review

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