Make It So: DC Comics’ Wrestling Earth

Make It So: DC Comics’ Wrestling Earth by Jerry Whitworth   The history between comics and wresting was explored in the past here on Comic Art Community. Therein, the effect of wrestling in Marvel was briefly examined especially considering Fantastic Four’s the Thing who, for a time, was the world champion of the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation (UCWF). However, DC Comics’ offers a unique opportunity with...

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Top 10: WWE “Legends” Dream Match-Ups

  Top 10: WWE “Legends” Dream Match-Ups by Jerry Whitworth   In the upcoming storyline “Legends” in the WWE Superstars series, wrestlers from across the thirty five year history of the WWF to today’s WWE will compete to tackle age old debates comparing legends of the past against modern day stars. From the minds of Mick Foley (multi-New York Times bestselling author and retired wrestler) and...

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WWE Superstars Goes to War

WWE Superstars Goes to War by Jerry Whitworth   For Fall 2014, Papercutz’ imprint Super Genius will explore its series WWE Superstars in a more typical comic book fashion by taking readers through time and across space. From the minds of Mick Foley (multi-New York Times bestselling author who famously wrestled as Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love) and Shane Riches (R.P.M., Afflicted), “Legends” is inspired by...

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The ’80s – Geek Edition: Part One

The ’80s – Geek Edition: Part One by Jerry Whitworth   The National Geographic Channel recently aired the mini-series The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us to much acclaim and if there was any criticism regarding the series, it’s that six episodes were not enough to cover everything. Watching the series was a nostalgia overload, but it also demonstrated how important the decade was in shaping popular culture...

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Real Life Superheroes: Comic Books and Pro Wrestling

Real Life Superheroes: Comic Books and Pro Wrestling by Jerry Whitworth   Some of the earliest fighting systems created by mankind were boxing and wrestling. While intended for use on the battlefield, these forms would also become competitive sports as evident in the Olympic games of ancient Greece. Mythological heroes of this time period would include the Argonauts, such as the Gemini. Brothers Castor and Polydeuces/Pollux, the...

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