Ringside #6

Writer: Joe Keatinge Artist: Nick Barber, Simon Gough Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
9.1Critic Rating
6.5User Rating


"WORK," Part One

Danny Knossos has made a deal with the devil to save the life of his beloved, but as his new arrangement crosses over with his past life in the ring, he's in for more than he ever bargained for. Perfect for fans of CRIMINAL, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and THE WALKING DEAD!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 16, 2016

    While its ostensibly a quote-unquote wrestling comic, Ringside is actually far more than that, providing both a gripping crime drama and a collection of nuanced character studies about the men who have dedicated their lives to the professional wrestling business. Brutal and emotional in equal measure, Ringside is a series that will appeal to die hard wrasslin' fans and disinterested bystanders alike, and I have no hesitation once again in giving it my highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Aug 10, 2016

    Keatinge has created an atmosphere; an atmosphere of a harsh reality for this comic, things may be starting to look up, but based on previous issues, that is not lasting for long. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Mark Delaney Aug 1, 2016

    Everything that revolves around the actual pro wrestling in the story is told with an obvious familiarity for the medium. The glossary of terms like kayfabe, work, shoot, and so on are all used cleverly to mirror the events of in-ring action alongside the primary story of Danny's quest to save his companion. The future is dim for Danny, but so, so bright for this series. Issue 6 is exceptional, and so too is the rest of the burgeoning series. If you're a fan of pro wrestling, crime dramas, or comic book fare that departs from the usual superhero route, there may be few more deserving of your pull list than Ringside. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Aug 12, 2016

    One of Image's best returns with a bang. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva Aug 16, 2016

    Fans of pro wrestling, fans of thriller and noir literature, this story is for you. Get into Ringside. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Jared Leatzow Jul 21, 2016

    In a world of oversized men wearing colorful costumes Keatinge and Barber manage to create a believable and compelling tale. The dialogue in this comic feels authentic and is very readable. Danny Knossus is a great character, and in Ringside #6 we get to see him in a more violent role. The art could be tough for some to digest, but Barber's skill at laying out pages more than makes up for any sort of personal taste. Read Full Review

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