Boom! Studios’ WWE #13 Will Be Co-Written By Samoa Joe And Tell His Origins

by Hannah Means Shannon

Boom! Studios have announced that their WWE comic will feature the comic book writing debut of WWE star Samoa Joe, in an issue co-written by Michael Kingston (Headlocked) and illustrated by Michel Mulipola (Headlocked).

The story will go “behind the scenes” and tell the story of how Samoa Joe first joined Monday Night RAW. WWE #13 will also contain a story by writer Kevin Panetta (Zodiac Starforce) and artist Daniel Bayliss (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) about this year’s “Festival of Friendship” featuring Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens.

Samoa Joe says:

As a lifelong comic book fan, it’s a thrill to partner with BOOM! Studios on the official WWE comic book series and tell the true story behind my journey to WWE. Ever wonder how Triple H really convinced me to make the jump? Now you’ll get the real story, from me and my incredible co-writer Michael Kingston.


The main cover for WWE #13 is illustrated by Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), with variant covers by Adam Riches (Street Fighter X G.I. Joe), Brent Schoonover (Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell), and Adam X Vass (BOOM! Box 2015 Mix Tape).

WWE #13 will be available for sale in January 2018 at local comic shops and digitally online.