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Netflix Original Series “GLOW” Dazzles as Upcoming IDW Comic Book

IDW Publishing enters the world of hairspray and headlocks with the announcement of a four-issue comic book miniseries based on GLOW, the acclaimed Netflix Original comedy series.

Debuting in March, the GLOW comic is written by Tini Howard (Euthanauts, WWE, Rick & Morty) and drawn by Hannah Templer (Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions). Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, the co-creators of the show, will officially serve as executive producers of the original comics, overseeing their creative development.

“We’re thrilled to work with IDW to bring new stories to life on the page and in the ring. Can we smoosh 14 women into a little frame? Only time will tell… but we couldn’t be more excited!” say Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.

Starring Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and Marc Maron, GLOW shines the spotlight on a crew of misfits in mid-1980s Los Angeles who reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. IDW’s GLOW miniseries provides a glimpse into the action between-the-scenes, as the less-than-prepared ladies are conned into a fundraising match… against real lady wrestlers!

“I’m more than just a GLOW fan, I’m a wrestling fan, too. I’ve written wrestling comics before, and I adore it,” says Tini Howard. “Wrestling and comic books are a natural fit for more than just tights and fights. Each of the gorgeous ladies has either developed her own character or adapted to one thrust upon her, and making that identity her own is not dissimilar to, say, putting on a bat costume.”

Hannah Templer says, “I’m absolutely thrilled about the visual opportunities a GLOW comic offers – there is a wealth of inspiration to be drawn from ’80s animation, fashion, and even wrestling magazines. I also think GLOW, which takes real-world conflicts and settles them within the fantasy of the wrestling ring, provides a really fun arena for expressiveness and visual play!”

Black Friday Wrestling Figure Haul 2018

We bought a bunch of WWE wrestling figures from across the internet during Black Friday/ Cyber Monday, and here is our haul from Ringside Collectibles, eBay, Ringside Fest 2018, The Ultimate Wrestling Universe, and a special surprise from Wrestling Figure Workshop!

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The Shield Epic Moments Three-Pack – https://amzn.to/2zOlf0H

Best of Attitude Era Stone Cold Steve Austin – https://amzn.to/2KRbxP3

Elite series 55 Undertaker (Deadman verison) – https://amzn.to/2DYS6Tm

Elite 57 Shinsuke Nakamura – https://amzn.to/2RsV7is

Elite Ken Shamrock – https://amzn.to/2FWlkov

WWE Mattel Retro Ring (one of our favorites) – https://amzn.to/2QaABGH

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IDW teams up with Jim Cornette to pull back the curtain on Pro Wrestling

In April, the doors of Castle Cornette are being opened to the public! Jim Cornette, in association with IDW Limited are tag-teaming to bring you 60 pages of unrelenting and uncompromising action in the form of a limited-edition graphic novel! Written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominated Brandon Easton, and Denis Medri, the award-winning team behind Andre The Giant: Closer to Heaven, this new hit enters the Kickstarter ring on April 17th!

“I collected comics even before I got into wrestling, and as a collector myself I want to make this a real collector’s item! I’ve been telling stories for years in my columns and on my podcasts” says Jim Cornette. “But you know what they say, a picture’s worth a thousand words. So sixty pages of pictures should be enough room to tell a heck of a lot of amazing stories. I can’t wait to take people behind the scenes and have them SEE some of my favorite moments illustrated by an awesome team!”

The book will feature three chapters of tales, hand-selected and presented by Cornette and adapted by the team of Easton and Medri. Through Kickstarter, IDW Limited will be able to grant additional content and opportunities to Cornette’s loyal fans and fans of Pro Wrestling overall. Additional perks will include original art, personal conversations with Cornette himself, and even the ability to go down in infamy by being drawn as a heel character directly into the graphic novel!

“I’m a big fan of Jim Cornette’s storytelling – both in the ring and through his podcasts. I’m beyond excited to work on this project and explore the modern history of pro wrestling with a man who experienced it firsthand,” said Easton. “Obviously we’re passionate about pro-wrestling, and the chance to return to the ring has us flexing our creative muscles!” said Medri.

Look for Jim Cornette Presents: Behind The Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories on Kickstarter from April 17th to May 10th.

WWE Kane Retro Figure – Review

Matthew and Vinny the Wrestling Figure Historian take a look at the WWE Kane Retro action figure from Mattel. Done in the style of the WWF Hasbro figures, this line has really took off since its inception. Kane was from wave two, which include many other Attitude Era alumni. Is this Kane worth picking up, or should you chokeslam it into the garbage? Watch the review to find out!

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WWE Elite 5 Belt Championship Collectors Pack Unboxing & Review

We love championship belts on our wrestling figures, and chances are you do too. Mattel joined forces with Ringside Collectibles to release this exclusive five-pack of rare or never before seen belts to fit your toys. Is it worth the money, or is this belt best left the way of the WWF Canadian Heavyweight Title (as in obscure and forgotten)? Watch the video to find out.

WWE Mattel Retro “AJ Styles” Unboxing & Review

He’s phenomenal, but how is his action figure? We continue to look at the WWE Mattel Retro action figures by looking at AJ Styles from series 3. AJ is a personal favorite of ours, so we have some high hopes for it – watch the video to see if it delivers or if we “clash” opinions about it! See what we did there? Yeah, you do.

WWE Authentic Scale Classic Cage Accessory Set Unboxing & Review

Following up on our review of the Wicked Cool Toys Authentic Scale Ring, myself and Vinny Lupo got ahold of one of the accessories for this enormous ring – the Authentic Scale Classic Cage Accessory set. Here, we show you how to put this thing together and how it looks on the ring. Is this retro add-on worth picking up to add onto your ring? Watch the review to find out.