COMIC TITLE: WWE WrestleMania 2018 Special #1 (2018)
Rodrigo Lorenzo, Michael Mulipola, Kendall Goode, & Jake Elphick– Artist
Julian May, Lan Pitts, Tini Howard, & Ryan Ferrier– Writer
April 4, 2018
Ever since I was a child, one of my favorite weekends has always been WrestleMania weekend. I have been watching the SuperBowl of the WWE for 31 years now as I have seen from WrestleMania III all the way up to tonight’s WrestleMania 34 which takes place at The Superdome in New Orleans. So for today, we are checking out Boom! Studios release of WWE WrestleMania 2018 Special #1 which features multiple stories. In You Can Hate Me Now which was written by Julian May and illustrated by Michael Mulipola, it follows the journey of The Miz when he was WWE Champion and he had to defend it against John Cena at WrestleMania XXVII. The second story When A Macho Loves A Woman which was written by Ryan Ferrier and illustrated by Kendall Goode it follows what happens to the Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth now that he was retired by The Ultimate Warrior. In Iron Sharpens Iron written by Lans Pitt and illustrated by Jake Elphick, it follows the most amazing match in WrestleMania III history between Macho Man and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. The last story The Authority Wears Prada written by Tini Howard and illustrated by Rodrigo an intern is put to the test when Stepahnia McMahon asks for her opinion on what to wear for WrestleMania 32.
The best thing about doing a special for certain events like Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, or WrestleMania is that they have done so many of them that there are enough great stories to write about. I like that on occasion, they take some stories and they come up with their own scenarios as to what happens after they get out of the ring or let’s exaggerate a little on some details. You know for a fact that Macho Man Randy Savage was carried by men on the throne through all of Los Angeles, but it’s a comic book so why not. We also don’t know what was really said when they are talking to each other at ringside or anything else like that so there is creative freedom their. The other thing I love about their specials is that they give you multiple stories and they are illustrated and written by different people. That gives you a fresh perspective every time and I like that a lot. The stories are well written and I love all of the illustrations. I can’t really pinpoint any that I didn’t enjoy because I had fun reading the comic. Check it out for yourself and if you can enjoy WrestleMania 34 tonight on the WWE Network. Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+