WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue Two, Page 3

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      WCW: The Comic Book was published in the early 90s by Marvel Comics. Nobody in wrestling or comics paid it much attention, and after 12 issues, it was cancelled and lost to the ages. Until now.

      On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, @tomblackett will post a new page of the WCW comic with his comments and we’ll read through it together. We’ll be there for each other, through the good (Vader! The Steiners! Sting! Cactus Jack!) and the (Johnny B.) Badd.

      WCW: The Comic (Issue Two, Page 3)

      WCW: The Comic is probably the property of Marvel Comics / WWE, though I’m not entirely sure. This website makes no claims to own it; all panels and images are posted in the spirit of fair use and are the property of their respective owners and creators.

      Tom: So after two pages of catch-up, we can finally get started properly with ‘HEEL’, which the kayfabe-crushing credits box describes as ‘An Epic Tale of Lying & Cheating’. The monikers for the creative team are always a treat:

      I’m not sure what Clem Robins did to get stuck with ‘cowardly’ but whatever, he’s only doing the letters and Clem is already a pretty amazing first name.

      There’s also a change to the commentary team, with Missy Hyatt shifted to a backstage role (NOT LIKE THAT, DON’T BE GROSS) and Paul E. Dangerously replaced by… well, I’ll let Jim Ross introduce him:

      Terrence Taylor, the Computerized Announcer of the ’90s!

      WHAT. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN. At first, I thought maybe he was some kind of robot or something, but reading on, its seems like that’s not the case:

      So he just owns a computer? Was owning a computer enough of a novelty in the early ’90s to be a gimmick? I guess so! More importantly though, can we expect a torrent of computer-based puns from the Computerized Announcer of the ’90s, Terrence Taylor? God, I hope so.

      Sting then whines for three panels about how he and Lex Luger are NOT FRIENDS, while also trying again to make ‘stingersized’ into a thing (SPOILERS: He never, ever does).

      Hey, doesn’t his face look kind of familiar in this panel?

      That’s right, it’s ripped off from this image of Sting that appeared on the cover of the first issue:

      More evidence that nobody cared about doing too good a job with the WCW comic! Either that or ‘Rampaging’ Ron Wilson was only given one reference photo of each wrestler to work from. Anyway, that’s us done with page three! See you on Friday for the next instalment.


      @tomblackett is super into wrestling and comics. He also writes The Merch Table for this very website.