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MWR Book Review

Posted by Admin on October 1, 2008

MWR Book Review:
Michael Kingston’s

Headlocked: Work of Art

Reviewed by Josh Ray

When I think of pro wrestling and comic books, I think of old WWF comics featuring Ultimate Warrior. Those comics were adaquet for a young fan of pro wrestling and, more importantly, the Ultimate Warrior. There wasn’t, however, much substance otherwise.

Over the past 20 years, fans of comic books and pro wrestling have had nothing that really bridged the two mediums in a sufficient manner. Now we do in the form of Michael Kingston’s comic book series, titled Headlocked.

In Headlocked: Work of Art, Kingston introduces the main story for the entire series. The story tells of a young college student with a theatre major who makes the unpopular decision to drop out of school (where he is doing well) in order to pursue his newfound love of pro wrestling. He will still be in school, just in a pro wrestling school. You know, to be a pro wrestler. The story starts slowly, but by the end of Headlocked: Work of Art it is obvious that the best parts of the story are still yet to come.

I have to admit that I am very excited. This book is the prelude to Headlocked #1, set to release in October. That issue features the first comic cover work by wrestling legend and talented artist Jerry “The King” Lawler!

Another great aspect of Headlocked is Kingston’s desire, like me, to give exposure to independent pro wrestling. In the back of each issue is a special section called “Wrestlers and Promotions You Should be Supporting”. In Work of Art Kingston spotlights two wrestlers, a match, a promotion, and a wrestling-related band. Through an MWR collaboration with Kingston, the second issue of the ongoing series (set to hit stands later this year) will feature a very talented Midwest pro wrestler!

I recommend this book for all. If you are interested in giving Headlocked a try and want to start with Headlocked: Work of Art, look no further than the Missouri Wrestling Revival online store. You can purchase your copy by click here.

You can also go directly to this link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=190248056415

Headlocked: Work of Art is 48 pages of great reading. Check it out!

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