Starburns Industries Press, the new publishing division of the studio behind Rick and Morty, have announced that they’ll be publishing Invasion From Planet Wrestletopia by Matt Entin and Ed Kuehnel (Valiant Hearts, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Lumberjack Man), artist Dan Schkade (Will Eisner’s The Spirit, Battlestar Galactica: Gods & Monsters), colorist Marissa Louise (Spell on Wheels, Mystery Girl) and letterer Dave Lanphear (Shirtless Bear-Fighter, Quantum & Woody).
The six issue miniseries is “inspired by the colorful days of 1980s pro-wrestling” and kicks off when disgruntled professional wrestler “Rock ‘n Roll” Rory Landell declares himself “galactic champion of the universe”, which a “hostile planet of wrestling aliens takes as a declaration of war from Planet Earth”. That’s a lesson for all.
Here’s a look at that interior artwork!
Trevor Richardson, Starburns Industries Press’ Vice-President of Acquisitions comments:
Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia is the greatest thing to happen to comics since the turn of the century. Correction, I meant Turner D. Century, whose attempts to eradicate everyone in San Francisco under the age of sixty-five with a time horn was thwarted by Spider-Man in Marvel Team Up issue #120. Did I say ‘turn of the century’? I’m so bad with words!
Invasion From Planet Wrestletopia debuted in a limited run at Rose City Comic Con this past weekend. You can also find it digitally here on comiXology.