Sunday, 30 September 2007

OBIT: Alberto Hinojosa

Wrestling Observer Newsletter ran this recent sad note:

“Alberto Hinojosa, who drew all the comics in Super Luchas magazine, passed away on September 13.”

The guy was only 39. Celebrate Alberto's greatness by heading to http://www.albertohinojosa.com/ today.


Friday, 14 September 2007

Brody biography manga

THIS would've been published in the 1980s. Great art, even though I can't understand the story to save my life.
I found these samples on Emerson Murray's excellent web site at www.BruiserBrody.com.

Read the review of Emerson's excellent book on the big man at http://docriot.blogspot.com/2007/06/book-review-bruiser-brody.html.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Bif! Bam! Bodog!

Bif Naked

Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer (Sept. 5, 2007) wrote:

“This stuff is almost too funny. Bodog will be putting out a comic book/novel next year. It’s based around a babyface group called the Ayre Force (you know, Calvin Ayre), who are a group of secret agents who come from the world of poker, MMA and music to join together and fight crime. Kind of like Santo, Blue Demon and Mil Mascaras but without the masks. Remember when WWE wrestlers were special US undercover agents?*

"The head of the Ayre Force will be the globetrotting playboy mastermind Calvin Ayre. The first book will be Calvin and his friends saving bears who are being tortured in China. Characters in the Ayre Force working under Calvin include musical artist Bif Naked (get it, working under Calvin). Also are some proker pros as well as fighters Yves Edwards, Tara LaRosa and Trevor Prangley."

* I do – Big Apple Takedown is one of the most hilariously bad novels I’ve ever read – Dann

Sunday, 2 September 2007

I heard a rumour...


...that Von Erich comic books were published in Israel. I presume this was in the mid-1980s when World Class wrestling was a huge TV ratings success in that country.

Anyone seen a copy? Anyone wanna e-mail me some scans?