Boom! Studios and WWE have announced that they’ll be publishing the WWE Survivor Series 2017 Special, arriving in stores November 2017 with stories by writers Kevin Panetta (Zodiac Starforce), Ryan Ferrier (Kong on the Planet of the Apes), and Julian May (Saga of Pilocene Exile), and featuring art from Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes), Kendall Goode (The Doorman), and Kelly Williams (The Cabinet). This special celebrates Survivor Series with “untold stories from the world of sports entertainment”.
Boom! Studios Editor Jasmine Amiri says:
Anyone who’s familiar with Survivor Series knows it’s chock-full of firsts. Survivor Series is where The Rock and Undertaker both debuted. It is where The Shield first arrived. And of course, it’s where the Gobbledy Gooker first flew into our hearts. Continuing that tradition, we’ll be debuting our first Survivor Series special this year and loading it up with epic matches and stories throughout WWE history.
The WWE Survivor Series Special is an oversized, stand-alone issue that features several short stories tied to key matches from the history of WWE. According to Boom, this includes:
-The Brock Lesnar and Goldberg showdown in 2016 that was 12 years in the making
-The 2016 Team Raw vs. Team Smackdown Women’s Elimination match
-Perhaps the most controversial (and infamous) match in WWE history—1997’s Montreal Screwjob.
The main cover for the Special is illustrated by Rahzzah (WWE), with a special “Montreal Screwjob” WWE What If? variant cover by Jim Rugg (Street Angel).
Print copies of WWE Survivor Series 2017 Special will be available for sale at local comic book shops or at the BOOM! Studios webstore in November. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, iBooks, Google Books, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Boom! Studios have been publishing WWE comics since November 2016 and you can check out some of the following titles: WWE: Then. Now. Forever. Special, the ongoing WWE comic series from January 2017, the WWE WrestleMania 2017 Special from March 2017, WWE Vol. 1 Redesign. Rebuild. Reclaim. (collecting WWE: Then. Now. Forever. and WWE #1-4) and the WWE SummerSlam 2017 Special.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, WWE Survivor Series 2017 will be held at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on Sunday, November 19th. Along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Royal Rumble, Survivor Series is one of WWE’s original “Big Four” pay-per-view events. For ticket information, visit wwe.com.