June 20, 2003
Comics, wrestling closely linked
By JASON BARDYLA -- For SLAM! Wrestling

Lex Luger adorns the first issue of World Championship Wrestling.

I suppose the ultimate tribute would be a comic along the lines of the now defunct "Rock N' Roll" series that relived the life stories of the industries biggest stars. Comics detailing the lives of some of the biggest names and events through wrestling history would be a fantastic keepsake for any wrestling fan because after all, wrestling is more than just words OR pictures, it's both as are comics. The few snapshots we have of wrestling heroes gone by are often not enough but blending images with some emotional description from those who remember would make for an incredible series of comics. Write your favourite publisher today!

In most ways, our two passions are far more alike than most may think. It's almost as if pro wrestling is the real-life version of comic books. The never-ending battle of good versus evil is, well, never-ending, and I'm sure as time passes more storylines and characters starring in the squared circle will parallel the heroes from it's paper cousin. I wonder if Goldust might want to change his name to Ink and start quoting Frank Miller passages from "The Dark Knight Returns"? I can dream, can't I?

Jason Bardyla is the owner of Happy Harbor Comics, which has locations throughout Alberta and British Columbia. Other than that, his biggest claim to fame is having met both Vince McMahon and Lou "The Incredible Hulk" Ferrigno (albeit separately).

Website of Happy Harbor Comics is: http://www.angelfire.com/art/happyharborcomics/

  • In the mood for more comic book mayhem? Check out John Powell's review of 'The Hulk' in Jam! Showbiz.

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