The GeeksverseMexican Wrestling Comics Should be Colorful

Mexican Wrestling Comics Should be Colorful
Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by

In a world of brightly colored spandex being taught across the backs of masked superheroes it has always made sense that someone should turn wrestlers into comics. WWE has tried with varying success over the years. Now, the world of masked Mexican wrestling is making its way into the comic genre.

J. Gonzo’s La Mano del Destino from Castle and Key Publications is putting the comic book masks and spandex on luchador. The tale weaves the the story of mysticism, revenge, and the dreaded flying elbow drop into the southern style square ring.

J. Gonzo’s La Mano del Destino moves beyond the printed page and has placed his work on the all powerful internet. The World Wide Web has the first issue three months before the print version will hit comic shop shelves. Check out the video trailer and five page prologue at Comics Alliance or head straight to the online first full issue!

La Mano del Destino tells teh story of a wrestler stripped of his title and his mask. Losing a belt is part of the pageantry and sport but losing ones mask is a mark of dishonor. Evil promotors, shamans, mysticism, and sinister goals are pitted against the shamed wrestler.

The story itself should appeal to wresting fans. Non-wrestling fans will want to square off with this comic to check out the colors. A wrestling comic should not be drab and dark when the stars are bright and colorful. This comic captures the color without sacrificing the mood. The art captures the action of the ring, but the colors and tones help to capture the heart. J. Gonzo is putting to use the skills he honed from the artsy high school to the visual arts degree.

Gonzo does plays straight with even the silliest, strangest aspects of the book, as well as the emotion and heart in a balanced manner to create a fun read that is worthy of the noteworthy color balance. This comic will prove to be worth the $3.50 in July, but go ahead and check it out ahead of time online. Why read previews when you can read the comic? Discuss on the Pryde Forum.

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    • […] Mexican wrestling comics should be colorful. J. Gonzo is the auteur behind La Mano Del Destino a six part comic that keeps luche libra colorful. J. Gonzo is a trained illustrator and tattoo artist with a vision. When he could not find a company to sell his vision he opened his own company, Castle and Key Publications. The first comic from Castle and Key is the first part of his vision, La Mano Del Destino, although he anticipates putting out future titles from creators that have unique vision. […]

    • […] on a squared circle gladiator. Although similar stories have been created by WWE, Rob Zombie, and J.Gonzo, Jason Caskey,the trio tag team of Phil Hester, and Jim Woodyard team up to create a full color 32 […]


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