In many ways, comic books share a lot of similarities with wrestling. They both feature larger than life characters, stories of heroes vs villains, and plot threads that can stretch on for months and even years. In the case of the WWE, the worlds of comics and wrestling have collided with the Boom Studios comic books and graphic novels.
On the eve of Wrestlemania, the biggest wrestling event of the year, it’s never been a better time to explore the comic books and graphic novels. This guide will give you all the information you need to jump in and enjoy all the bombastic action.
Where Can I Find WWE Comics?
Take a look below at the different WWE comics and graphic novels available.
Main Series: WWE
Boom Studios released a comic book series simply called ‘WWE’, with each arc focusing on a different WWE Superstar and guest-starring dozens more. It has recently ended its run with the 25th issue.
Every issue was written by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and art by Serg Acuña or Kendall Goode. Collections that include short stories include a variety of different writers and artists.
Volume 1: Redesign. Rebuild. Reclaim
Focuses on: The Shield and Seth Rollins.
Volume 2: The Lunatic Fringe
Collects: Main stories from WWE #5-8
Focuses on: Dean Ambrose
Volume 3: Roman Empire
Collects: Main stories from WWE #9-12
Focuses on: Roman Reigns
Volume 4: Woman’s Evolution
Collects: Main stories from WWE #14-17
Focuses on: Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, and Bayley (The Four Horsewomen)
Volume 5: The Sami & Kevin Show
Collects: WWE #13 and #18-20
Focuses on: Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, and Samoa Joe
NOTE: This includes a short story co-written by Samoa Joe.
Volume 6: The Phenomenal One
Collects: WWE #21-25
Focuses on: A.J. Styles
Available in July.
Specials and Back-up Stories
The following collections are collections of short stories by a variety of comic book creators and the occasional WWE Superstar. The contents were originally published in over-sized specials based around a PPV or as short stories in the main WWE comic book series.
Then. Now. Forever. Volume 1
Collects: WWE WrestleMania 2017 Special, the WWE Summer Slam 2017 Special, and the backup shorts from WWE issues #1-8
Then. Now. Forever. Volume 2
Collects: WWE Survivor Series 2017 Special, the WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Special, and the backup shorts from WWE issues #9-12.
Then. Now. Forever. Volume 3
Collects: Wrestlemania 2018 Special, the Attitude Era 2018 Special
Then. Now. Forever. Volume 4
Collects: WWE: Forever Special, the Wrestlemania 2019 Special
Available in November
Boom Studios has also released an original graphic novel based on The Undertaker. It explores the character’s life as a child and how he and Kane became the entities to be feared today.
Undertaker: Rise of the Deadman
Written by Chad Dundas. Art by Rodrigo Lorenzo and
While Boom Studios has stuck to mostly the main series and a string of specials, they have done one miniseries. This one was based on the history of the NXT brand.
Written by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum. Art by Jake Elphick, Kendall Goode, Hyeonjin Kim, and Rodrigo Lorenzo.
Collects: NXT Takeover – The Blueprint, NXT Takeover – Proving Ground, NXT Takeover – Into The Fire, NXT Takeover – Redemption.
Find out more about the NXT Takeover comic.