The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport

The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport

by Aubrey Sitterson, Chris Moreno

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Overview

From the host of the critically acclaimed pro wrestling podcast Straight Shoot, this graphic novel history of wrestling features the key grapplers, matches, and promotions that shaped this beloved sport and form of entertainment.

As a pop culture phenomenon, professional wrestling—with its heroic babyfaces and villainous heels performing suplexes and powerbombs in pursuit of championship gold—has conquered audiences in the United States and around the world. Now, writer/podcaster Aubrey Sitterson and illustrator Chris Moreno form a graphic novel tag team to present wrestling's complete illustrated history. Featuring legendary wrestlers like Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, and The Rock, and modern-day favorites like John Cena, Kenny Omega, and Sasha Banks, the book covers wrestling's progress from the carnival days of the Gold Dust Trio to the dominance of the WWF/WWE to today's diverse independent wrestling scene, and it spotlights wrestling's reach into Mexico/Puerto Rico (lucha libre), the U.K. (all-in), and Japan (puroresu).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399580499
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 178,517
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

AUBREY SITTERSON is a comic book writer who has worked for Marvel, DC, Image, BOOM!, Oni, and Viz. His notable work includes the graphic novel Worth with Chris Moreno as well as an extended run on G.I. Joe for IDW Publishing. In addition to being the creator and host of the wrestling podcast Straight Shoot, Sitterson has also written for WWE.com and worked on the WWE video games at 2K Games.

CHRIS MORENO is a comics artist and creator who has worked for BOOM! Studios, IDW, Image Comics, Marvel Comics, and Zenescope, among others.

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