Boom! Studios is collaborating with the WWE in a new comic called WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Special. The comic will hit shops in January 2018. It will feature WWE superstars from across the years. WWE star AJ Styles is getting out of the squared circle to pen the comic about his first appearance with the promotion.
Michael Kingston (Headlocked) will be joining AJ Styles in co-writing the comic. Other stories will be written by Ryan Ferrier (Kong on the Planet of the Apes), Kevin Panetta (Regular Show), Kendall Goode (The Doorman), and Daniel Bayliss (WWE: Then, Now. Forever).
AJ Styles is excited about the opportunity to jump back into comics following in the path of former wrestler CM Punk:
I’ve performed in arenas all over the world, but the most special debut was in front of the WWE Universe at Royal Rumble.
Michael Kingston discussed his relationship with AJ and how the two work well together.
AJ and I are friends and we have similar creative mindsets, so working with him is a breeze. We collaborated on a story for Headlocked that was a lot of fun, so when the opportunity to work together again arose, it was really a no-brainer.
The WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Special will tell a number of untold stories about some of the greatest matches in wrestling history. Some examples include Ric Flair’s first win at the rumble and Shawn Michaels exploits over the years.
Xermánico will be illustrating the main cover for the special (Injustice: Gods Among Us) and there will be a variant cover by Juan Doe (American Monster, Cohn Carter: The End).
Chris Rosa, Associate Editor, Boom! Studios had this to say about the upcoming special.
The WWE Specials provide an all-star team of creators the opportunity to explore WWE’s greatest moments, and WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2018 SPECIAL will take things to a phenomenal level with the addition of a story written by AJ Styles.
That comic will debut in tandem with the Royal Rumble at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Sunday, January 28th.