Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Slam-a-rama!

I HAD to give a shout-out to Slam-a-rama!, a new web comic based on classic 80s-style WWF rasslin'.
It was first published by writer/artist Dave Howlett as a black-and-white minicomic last year as THE SQUARED CIRCLE.
He's now publishing new pages every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on his blog. I assume he'll then collect all the pages and publish it as a 120-page graphic novel.
Here's Dave's interesting summary of Slam-a-rama!:
"(It's) an online graphic novel set during the gaudy glory days of 1980s professional wrestling, SLAM-A-RAMA! chronicles the events of the greatest night in sports entertainment history. Over the course of one fateful evening, a diverse cast of characters - some at the top of their game, others on the downward slope of their careers - will be tested by bone-crushing battles within the ring, as well as the harrowing personal dramas that await them backstage."
I have heard that it's kinda like a wrestling comic version of Robert Altman's Nashville (1975). But that can't be right 'cos Nashville was crap.

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