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Web Comics Wednesday! – WRESTLING

Michael Wirth 09/28/2011 Reviews

Wrestling by itself is full of intense action, interesting characters, and gut-wrenching drama… The sort of things someone would like to see in a webcomic. In fact, some creators found that the world of wrestling makes a good topic for a webcomic. Today, we browse through five comics whose stories revolve around WRESTLING, and though they all share the same topic, each one is completely different from the rest.

If you’re new to this, here’s the scoop: Each Wednesday we will showcase five indie web comics. Each will be categorized and will be judged by ART, STORY and APPEAL. This will give you an opportunity to support indie artists and the amazing work they do.

This weeks comics will explore WRESTLING. Without further ado, let’s GO!:


Headlocks and Headaches by Dean StahlComic: Headlocks and Headaches
Story & Art:
Dean Stahl
About: “I’ve been a comics & pro-wrestling fan since the early ’80′s. I’m a 2001 Central Michigan University graduate with a BAA in Graphic Design. Having worked for years in print publishing as a Graphic Artist and pursuing my dream of being a comic book artist, I decided to do my own work here in a webcomic.

I’m available through many social media streams and am always up for personal commission. I also maintain my artist website at

I live in Michigan with my beautiful wife and 4-footed furry children.”


Rival Angels by Alan Evans and Justin RileyComic: Rival Angels
Story & Art: Alan Evans & Justin Riley
Rival Angels follows the story of Sabrina ‘Ultragirl’ Mancini and her three roommates in the fight of their lives as they battle against the best wrestlers in the world. As Sabrina begins her career she finds the road already full of personal and professional rivalries to contend with.



Nightmare Pro Wrestling by Jon GuerraComic: Nightmare Pro Wrestling
Story & Art: Jon Guerra 
About: Nightmare Pro Wrestling is an all ages webcomic that updates every Monday. Jon is the creator of NPW and loves comics, Halloween, and eating crawfish. Nicole co-writes NPW, collects maps, and loves all things delicously absurd.We currently live in Austin, TX and enjoy spotting cats lounging on windowsills.



Botched Spot by James HornsbyComic:
Botched Spot
Story & Art: James Hornsby
About: Botched Spot is a professional wrestling themed webcomic that both follows the adventures of experienced wrestler Olav Orlav and rookie Rad Bad DeBone as well as satirizes the current professional wrestling product. This comic updates three times a week (M-W-F) and in terms of a “rating” would probably be around a PG-13, TV-14, T+ level. Botched Spot started in March 2008 and has over 350 comics. The comic strips are drawn in Manga Studio with a Wacom tablet and are lettered using the Blambot font “Digital Strip.”


SLAM by Marvin Law, David McConnehey and Kristopher FericComic: SLAM
Story & Art: Marvin Law
Colorist: David McConnehey
Letterer/Editor: Kristopher Feric
About: SLAM takes place in a world, where professional wrestling matches are as real as Mixed Martial Arts bouts that take place in ours.  Each professional wrestler delivers their body slams, clotheslines and various other wrestling moves with full impact, in order to debilitate their opponent, so that they can win their match outright.  No punches are pulled, because if you do, you’ll find yourself with your back on the mat for a 3 count staring up at the light, on the receiving end of a powerbomb, for your troubles.


Want to share your favorite indie web or print comic? Feel free to comment below! I would love to add them to my list. Also feel free to visit my Facebook Wall to chat with these and other Indie comic creators.


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About The Author

Hailing from the armpit of America, New Jersey, Michael has been collecting comic books since the age of 10. Now, he deigns to keep his finger on the pulse of pop-culture, keeping up with every passing fad or iconic innovation, never losing sight of his comic book roots.

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