Get ready for the main event as BOOM! Studios announce "WWE Wrestlemania 2019 Special" #1
While I’ve never really gotten into wrestling, I can still understand the appeal. It’s loud, brash, and fun, with over-the-top characters in even more over-the-top costumes fighting each other. In a way, it’s like a comic book come to life.
It’s fitting, then, that BOOM! Studios would commit to making comics about professional wrestling. I mean, you’re already almost there with the costumed characters and zany stories anyway, so why not put it on the printed page?
As part of their successful line of WWE comics, BOOM! have announced this year’s Wrestlemania special, due out later this month. A slew of all-star creators will tell stories about Wrestlemania matches from years past, with appearances from personalities like Ric Flair, Undertaker, and Kane. Check out the details below, along with a first look at the special.
BOOM! Studios Announces WWE® WRESTLEMANIA® 2019 SPECIAL #1
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 1, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL #1, an oversized one-shot special that will be available beginning Wednesday, March 27, featuring some of the most iconic and action-packed moments from WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza.
You never know what to expect at WrestleMania, and this special is no exception! Writer Andrew Stott and artist Andy Belanger (Southern Cross) highlight the pivotal match between the Brothers of Destruction, Undertaker and Kane from WrestleMania 14. Writer Bill Hanstock (WWE) and artist Hyeonjin Kim (WWE) explore the rivalry between Charlotte Flair and Asuka leading up to their groundbreaking match at WrestleMania 34. Ryan Ferrier (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation) and Kendall Goode (WWE) dive into Ric Flair’s unforgettable retirement match against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 24.
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL #1 features a main cover by Rahzzah (Luke Cage), along with a preorder cover by artist Xermánico (Wonder Woman) and a variant cover by Marco D’Alfonso (Miles Morales: Spider-Man).
“Pain and destruction reign in this look at the larger-than-life match between Undertaker and Kane at WrestleMania 14,” said Chris Rosa, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “But that’s just a glimpse of the excitement fans can expect from the array of stories presented in WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL #1.”
WWE Wrestlemania 2019 Special #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on March 27.