A tradition long lacking from the comics shelves — wrestling comics! — is being remedied by Titan publishing. The increasingly comics active UK-based publisher launches WWE Heroes in March, with scripting by Keith Champagne and art by Andy Smith. At least 20 issues are planned, featuring Triple H®, Undertaker®, Randy Orton®, Batista®, Shawn Michaels®, Big Show®, John Cena®, CM Punk®, Kane®, Edge®, Chris Jericho®, Matt Hardy®, Rowdy Roddy Piper™, Carlito™, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler® and Kelly Kelly®. Only one diva? Well, like Garth Ennis puts it, there must always be “The Female®”.
The first storyline involves these WWE Superstars going up against an ancient evil and demon spawn and blah blah and as you can see from the cover there is an old fashioned baseball bat beatdown involved. Frankly, we’d rather read a book in which The Hardy Brothers and Hurricane Helms go on an all-night quest to find a Cracker Barrel®.
Chris Sims has more analysis in a post entitled Titan’s WWE Comics Will Most Likely Be Terrible.
• It looks like another real life superhero, Lady Gaga also has her own comic, drawn by Brian Einersen and sold exclusively at Marc by Marc Jacobs stores. It’s an ongoing “Lady Saga”…saga. While a WWE Superstars® Lady Gaga® team up comic would be really great, it seems this comics is drawn in a slightly different style than the grappling pamphlets so we may need to regroup on this one.