It's probably against protocol (or at least largely frowned upon) to link to your own content, but I'm hoping an exception can be made for a long-time The W-er.
Mick Foley's co-writing a "WWE Superstars" comic book (with his "R.P.M." co-writer, Shane Riches) that takes the current WWE roster and places them in the crime noir world of "Titan City" -- featuring generally unexpected things such as a falsely imprisoned John Cena, police captain Christian and district attorney candidates Alberto Del Rio and Randy Orton having a heated debate during Miz TV.
I interviewed Foley (on Monday right before the Slammys went on air!) about it:
Originally posted by Mick FoleyWe realized there's room for plenty of superstars on the roster to fit in, eventually. We wanted to recreate the divisiveness that John Cena is known for in the ring, and bring it outside the ring -- where he's loved by half the population, and loathed by the other half. The other characters just seemed like natural extensions of themselves.
Originally posted by AlbySureIt's probably against protocol (or at least largely frowned upon) to link to your own content, but I'm hoping an exception can be made for a long-time The W-er.
If so, I've never followed protocol.
I really liked this comic! Imagine John Cena, Randy Orton, Triple H, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, AJ, The Shield, etc. more or less with the looks and personalities you know, but plugged into an urban film noir crime drama, as all factions seek power or control over the fictional Titan City. And yet, there are wrestling rings sometimes and they all wrestle and do their signature moves. It's so weird but it's a lot of fun and it oddly works. A surprisingly well done and entertaining alternate universe take on WWE.
Thanks for the feedback @BackoftheHead - let me hear from more of you about my new @WWE comic book...on sale TODAY!
Originally posted by Matt TrackerWhy did comic-book Punk gets Taz's catchphrase?
Mick's taken quite a few chairs to the head
"Tattoos are the mullets of the aughts." - Mike Naimark
"Don't stop after beating the swords into ploughshares, don't stop! Go on beating and make musical instruments out of them. Whoever wants to make war again will have to turn them into ploughshares first" - Yehuda Amichai
I'm falling further behind - this has been out almost a week! Fortunately, the episode which just aired Saturday hasn't been posted yet, so you and I will be ALL caught up if only we make it through this episode...