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The Kickstarter Report: ‘Muscle Temple #1’ – Pro Wrestling Comics!

In the past five years of my reviewing and reporting on comic book properties, one of the most fascinating (and ever-increasing) trends in the indie scene has been pro wrestling comics.  The propensity for creators to mash up these two equally exciting mediums of entertainment never ceases to impress and amuse, even for readers who may be experienced with either wrestling or comics on their own.  While I’ll admit that my time watching pro wrestling has been on the lighter side as of late (My last memories of featured The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, and Jake “The Snake.), hearing that a team of pro cartoonists and animators (including creators from Rick & Morty, Adventure Time, Bee & Puppycat, and The Devastator) who love pro wrestling would be making a printed collection of wrestling comics definitely piqued my interest!  Enter Muscle Temple #1: a 60-page, two-color, soft cover comic featuring funny and weird short comics and goofy illustrations about their love and passion . . . PRO WRESTLING!  This bevy of talented creators has assembled to share their passion and creativity with readers, but they need your help by way of Kickstarter to make this colossal collection of creativity a reality.

Muscle Temple #1 aims to show individuals who dig comics and cartoons how fun wrestling can be, and they want to show wrestling fans some goofy art that will hopefully make them laugh.  By initiating a Kickstarter campaign, the creators hope to raise the necessary capital to fund the printing and distribution of the book.  Even with an ambitious goal of $20,000, the creators have already raised an impressive $17,499!  The catch is that they only have four days left to raise the $2,501 remaining to ensure that this project will come to life.

If the idea of a collection of silly wrestling comics doesn’t already have you hooked, then I would encourage you to check out this incredible list of creators who will be contributing to the project:

Madeleine Flores (Bee & Puppycat, Nickelodeon’s Harvey Beaks, Help us Great Warrior, Adventure Time)
David Smith (Metalocalypse, Adventure Time, King Star King)
Tyler Hutchison (Die Homer,
Nathan Bulmer (Eat More Bikes, Nickelodeon’s Sanjay & Craig, MAD Magazine)
Zac Gorman (Magical Gate Time, Costume Quest, Over The Garden Wall, Rick & Morty)
Box Brown (Andre the Giant: Life and Legend)
Jimmy Chang (Secret Item World)
Rosemary Travale (The Champ)
J Smith (Butt Poems, Some Old Spice Commercials?)
Zach Marcus (Star vs The Forces of Evil)
Amanda Meadows (The Devastator)
Geoffrey Golden (The Devastator)
Sam Alden (Hawaii 1997, Lydian, Adventure Time)
Bryan Mann (Nickelodeon’s Sanjay & Craig)
Jamie Dee Galey (
Becky Dreistadt (Capture Creatures, Bee & Puppycat, Star vs The Forces of Evil)
Frank Gibson (Bee & Puppycat, Capture Creatures) with mad assists by Joaquin Poblete (Ask him about working with One Direction)
KC Green (Gunshow)

Be sure to visit the Muscle Temple #1 Kickstarter page, and don’t forget to check out the backer rewards, which include digital and signed printed editions of Muscle Temple #1, exclusive Muscle Temple t-shirts, artwork commissions by your favorite artists, and more! The Kickstarter campaign will close on Monday, November 9th, so be sure to donate soon!

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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