Longtime wrestling fans will recognize comic book/fantasy artist Joe Jusko's amazing paintings. Posters such as Royal Rumble 1991 and 1992, Wrestlemania 7 and the packaging art to the WWF Remco Table Hockey Game will no doubt bring back some memories for those fortunate enough to grow up in that time period. In fact, Joe's famous "Alley Fight" artwork appeared on a WWF Lunchbox!!!
|Wrestlemania 7 Poster|
|"WWF Table Hockey by Remco" packaging art|
|"Good Guys" Art|
|"Bad Guys" Art|
Well, apparently 21 years after his last foray into bodyslamming the wrestling world, he's stepping back into the ring. And oh man, am I excited! Joe will be teaming up with the new upstart comic book label Grindhouse Comics
to bring us...get ready...ROWDY RODDY PIPER, MONSTER KILLER.
Yes. This will no doubt fly off the shelves. Look like Hot Rod still hasn't replenished his bubblegum, because he's still kicking monster butt. Here's a teaser image Joe provided on his DeviantArt page.
|The catchphrase "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY" has never been so true.|
Now I haven't picked up a comic book in a very long time, but I can say without any hesitation I'll be picking this up the second it goes on sale(the official date has yet to be announced, but expect it to hit later this year). Joe's art has been long established as some of the greatest fantasy and comic book art in history. And pair him up with one of my lifelong heroes, and it's an easy sell.
For more info on Joe's art and career, head over to his official site
to see more of his breathtaking artwork including Elvira, Nightmare on Elm Street, Marvel Masterpieces, and many many more.