CM Podcast 207 – Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia

Interesting story on the new comic we are reviewing in this week’s podcast. I received a tweet from a website called Suspicious Behavior Productions (direct link here: http://suspiciousbehaviorproductions.com/) asking if we would like to review a couple of issues of their digital comics, Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia.

At first, I thought it was a web scam with a name like Suspicious Behavior Productions but it turns out that they are a legitimate indy comic company and not a late 80’s R&B band. I agreed to have them send us a couple of copies of their comic and I was pleasantly surprised.

The comic is written by Ed Kuehnel & Matt Entin, the art is done by Dan Schkade with coloring by Marrissa Louise. All parties involved are very talented.

Premise: A popular wrestler, Rory “Rock & Roll” Landel in 1999 is told by the America Wrestling Federation (AWF) Promoter, Dick Drasin that he will be losing his title to new comer, Bob “Boy Scout” Schultz. Rory is not down for this so he decides to quit in style by cutting one of the greast promos of all time where he declares himself not only World Champ but The Galaxy Champion.

This promo gets beamed out to the stars until it reaches the attention of Planet Wrestletopia’s Ruler and current reigning Galaxy Champion, Manifest Destiny!

Manifest Destiny is dismayed that an Usurper would try to lay a claim to his title so he travels to Earth to challenge the fake Galaxy Champion, Rory Landel to a one-on-one planet cage match. WINNER TAKE ALL!!

Jon and I thought this comic was fantastic and we urge you to give it a try. We are not getting any kickbacks from SBP on this comic. We think it is a really good book that everyone should be checking out. Listen to the podcast for more details on why we think it is so great. We kept the conversation mostly spoiler free.

Here is a direct link to Comixology if you are interested in getting Invasion from Plant Wrestletopia! https://www.comixology.com/search?search=wrestletopia

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 193 – Andre The Giant: Closer to Heaven GN

Are you a comic fan? Are you a wrestling fan? If you are both then we have a comic for you!

This week we are reviewing the Graphic Novel – Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven. It is a biography about real life wrestler: Andre the Giant.

It is written by Brandon M. Easton with Art from Denis Medri. It was published by IDW in 2015.

The GN does a great job about following Andre from his hometown roots in Paris, France all the way up to his WWF career and beyond. It is a great read with some fantastic art. Here are some examples from the GN:

This is a great read if you are a fan of wrestling because you get some insight to one of the most famous wrestlers of all time, Andre. If you are not a fan of wrestling, it is still a great read because you learn about a man who felt alone in the world due to his freakish height and turned it into a positive, life changing event. It is okay to be different.

Jon and I had a great time with this comic and we hope you get a chance to pick it up.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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