Thursday, 17 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Marvel Visionaries: Peter David: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 4 (Marvel, 2007):
DESCRIPTION: Collects Incredible Hulk #355-363 and Marvel Comics Presents #26 and #45 (from 1989-90). The Hulk vs gangsters, ghouls and the Grey Gargoyle! Plus wrestlers, killer whales and more!
Twisted Toyfare Theatre Vol. 8 (Wizard, 2007)
DESCRIPTION: Not technically a comic and not technically about wrestling. However, this mag collects episodes from Toyfare magazine's "Twisted ToyFare Theatre" comic strips. Join Mego Spidey and a random assortment of stormtroopers, wrestlers, werewolves and Cobra troopers in hilarious episodes (according to them anyway). Find out what happens when Smokey the Bear tries to tell Ric Flair how to go camping.
Tarzan #67 (Dell, April 1955)
DESCRIPTION: Tarzan stars in "The Wrestlers of Baronga". Is this pro-wrestling? Who knows?
Street Fighter II Turbo #6 (Udon, May 2009)
DESCRIPTION: Cover by Alan Wang. Written by Ken Siu-Chong. Art by Jeffrey 'Chamba' Cruz. Kick it into Turbo! The tournament moves stateside for the American finals, which are throwing down on the mean streets of Metro City. Expect all-out beat 'em up action as the cast of Final Fight collides with the world of Street Fighter! Plus, get a bonus Final Fight back-up story featuring pro wrestler-turned Metro City mayor Mike Haggar!
Mixtape Vol. 3 by Jim Mahfood (Image, Feb. 2009)
DESCRIPTION: This volume is all about the funky full-color illustrations featuring MAHFOOD's bizarre and unique characters, gorgeous girls, rock stars, b-boys, Mexican wrestlers, beat bees, and more.
Comic Library International Vol. 9: World's Greatest Christmas Comics! (CLI, 2002)
DESCRIPTION: Christmas-themed comics including El Mucho Grande, wrestler-for-hire, by Chris Yambar.
Dale Evans Comics #17 (DC, May 1951)
DESCRIPTION: Sierra Smith, Western Detective stars in back-up tale "The Rustled Wrestler!"
DESCRIPTION: A collection of stories including a tale about lucha libre wrestlers.Middleman Vol. 2 (Viper Comics, 2006)
DESCRIPTION: "Inevitability!" Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. Art by Les McClaine. 'Explosive' doesn't begin to cover this collection of The Middleman! Not only does it include the entire rip-snortin' adventure that is Volume Two, but also three all-new 'Legends of the Middleman' bonus stories - thrilling tales of the Middlemen of yore guest-illustrated by three of comics' hottest artists! Adventure! Excitement! Masked Wrestlers! It's all in here!
DESCRIPTION: Cover by Arnold Tsang. By Ken Siu-Chong & Joe Ng A four-issue mini-series based on the most anticipated fighting game ever - Street Fighter IV! New challengers like mixed martial artist Abel, Mexican wrestler El Fuerte and chunky kung-fu fighter Rufus cross paths with Street Fighter mainstays Sakura, Dan, Charlie, and more.
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Now, I can't speak a word of Spanish, but these were all kinda fun.
First up was a battered copy of Sensacional De Luchas A Color #183 from May 5, 1989 starring motherfucking Canek! This is one weird-ass comic. The first part is real Benny Hill-style low-brow humour. Canek beats up some dude in the ring while a blonde rat gets the ringside fans hot and bothered 'cos she's wearing a tiny skirt that barely covers her huge butt. Later, she and Canek hook up in his apartment.
Now, it seems the rat is also banging a psycho boxing champ. He likes to beat up chicks - and she seems to just take it (yay for Mexican feminism).
Eventually, the champ challenges Canek to a boxer vs wrestler match. Canek refuses for some reason, so the psycho beats up the rat again, then beats up Canek's little friend Pepe.
Canek snaps, accepts the challenge, then beats the holy shit out of psycho boxing champ. The end.
Nice art - even though anyone who bleeds is drawn as if they've poured half a bottle of tomato sauce up their nose.
Friday, 23 October 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
The page's former title - The Encyclopaedia of Wrestling Comics - now belongs to a new site that will chronicle my original A to Z of rasslin'-themed comix published a few years back in my old zine, Betty Paginated. The site will be occasionally updated. It's currently a work in progress, so don't be surprised if there isn't much content up there at the moment.
If you want to read about NEW grappling-filled sequential art, come here. To check up on all the old stuff I wrote, go here and bookmark it.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
The art looks primitive and I can't tell what the story's like. I hope to get my hands on a copy soon, so I can review it. Meanwhile, check out Nick'sweb site at http://www.xlcreations.com.au/index.html.
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
"The Hangman made an appearance in Detective Comics No 355 as a wrestler who was undefeated and whose identity was unknown and had promised to reveal his identity if he was ever beaten in a fight.
"And then, the Hangman starts showing up all aroung Gotham - every time that Batman investigates a crime scene, the Hangman is nearby, running away or loitering suspiciously, and of course they fight and Hangman keeps beating Batman with his awesome wrestling moves and then keeps trying to take unconcious Batman’s mask off. Why all the strange behaviour, Hangman? (below)
The Hangman turns out to be Telman Davies, a TV newsman who has a secret life as a masked wrestler, just as they often do in real life. Remember the wrestling subplots on Murphy Brown? Classic."
Friday, 23 January 2009
"Chad Heider, Darren Davis and Giovanni Timpano take readers back to the world of the worst sci-fi film ever made in Plan 9 From Outer Space...Strikes Again!, a March-release oneshot from Bluewater Productions.
Fifty years after the alien invasion unleashed the unspeakable horror of Plan 9, a corrupt team of government scientists reactivate the zombie horde in order to lure the aliens back to Earth.
Their sinister plan: steal the most hideous weapon known to intergalactic intelligence.
Only a conspiracy theorist and his mother, a former professional wrestler, can expose the shadowy agenda of the government as they fight off the growing zombie horde.
Yes, it sounds as wacky as the flm that inspired it!"