My friends, we are living in a beautiful Golden Age of comic books about pro wrestling, and if you need evidence of the fact, you need look no further than the upcoming Muscle Temple anthology, currently being funded on Kickstarter.

The project is spearheaded by Frank Gibson, best known for his collaborations with Becky Dreistadt (who is also contributing) on projects like Tiny Kitten Teeth and Capture Creatures, and it's set to bring together wrestling-themed comics from 17 creators from the world of comics and animation into a single 60-page volume that readers can snag in digital form for as little as five bucks.

And what's even more impressive? That roster of creators includes fifteen-time WWE champion John Cena! Sort of. Okay, fine, it's really just Nathan Bulmer in a mask, but still.


Muscle Temple, via Kickstarter


Here's the full list of creators:

  • 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)
  • and Frank Gibson (Bee & Puppycat, Capture Creatures) with mad assists by Joaquin Poblete (Ask him about working with One Direction)


For more information, check out the Muscle Temple tumblr, which is chock full of animated gifs that might not make the transition to print, but can still work as a pretty great representation of what you'll see in the comic. This one's my favorite:


Muscle Temple, via Kickstarter


New Day Rocks, Muscle Temple creators. New Day Rocks.

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