Headlocked, the pro wrestling comic created by Michael Kingston (read our interview with him here), is bringing out the big guns for New York Comic Con. WWE legends Trish Stratus and Lita will be appearing at New York Comic Con in partnership with the comic, a press release on Stratus’s website reveals. In addition, Headlocked has a New York Comic Con exclusive print by Doug Hills featuring Trish in an homage to Brian Bolland’s cover to Wonder Woman #63.
Some more info from the press release:
Over a decade ago, Headlocked Comic creator Michael Kingston was frustrated by the lack of good wrestling comics, so he decided to write one himself. He has since had over 30 wrestlers contribute stories or art including: Ric Flair, Mick Foley, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, Hurricane, and Cody Rhodes, For the past few years Kingston has brought the world of wrestling to the comic world by hosting wrestlers at his booth and creating limited edition prints featuring his guest that pay homage to iconic comic covers
“Headlocked has always been about the melding of wrestling and comics, so doing something like this was a no-brainer,” Kingston said. “They generate a lot of interest and they’re a lot of fun to put together.”
This year New York Comic Con fans are sure to be stratusfied with a limited edition print that’s an NYCC exclusive. The cover homage, created by Doug Hills, is from Wonder Woman #63 and features Trish and her upcoming return to wrestling for the all-women’s PPV WWE Evolution on October 28th in Long Island, NY. Trish will be signing copies at the booth.
Head to New York Comic Con this weekend and find the Headlocked Comic booth to get your hands on the print and get it signed.