Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lawler Covers Comics

Posted By on Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

The Kings first Headlocked cover
  • The King's first "Headlocked" cover

Memphis artist/wrestling hero Jerry Lawler has signed on to create new cover art especially for fans who donate to a kickstarter campaign to launch the second story arc of the wrestling comic Headlocked.

This is the second cover Lawler has created for Headlocked, a comic book series telling the story of Hartman, a college theater major who wants to become a professional wrestler.

The new story arc is called "The Last Territory":

"Hartmann's journey brings him to Texas and Kings of Texas Championship Wrestling. Built around the ultimate regional superstar, Magnificent Mark Steele, it's the last surviving wrestling territory in the country. Because they still draw strong crowds, the WFW uses it as a developmental promotion to prepare their talent before bringing them up to the "big leagues." It's a heavy dose of the old-school "smoky arena" days mashed up with modern corporate wrestling politics. In this type of environment, we'll meet wrestlers at every level of their career: rising stars, veterans getting repackaged, superstars on injury rehab, territory lifers, and the hopeless dreamers. With all these guys literally one call away from making it to "the show," you can bet there's going to be some drama!"

Writer Mike Kingston, Lawler, and the cover for Headlocked #1, The Tryout
  • Writer Mike Kingston, Lawler, and the cover for Headlocked #1, "The Tryout"

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