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.