An illustrated history of wrestling comic books

Page 6 of 7
July 19, 2013

“Warrior” — Ultimate Creations, 1996

If there’s any WWE Superstar that deserved to have a comic book, it’s Ultimate Warrior. Let’s face facts: the guy looked like a Rob Liefeld drawing come to life. The face paint and tassels put the former WWE Champion’s superhero look over the top.

So it was hardly surprising when, in summer 1996, Ultimate Warrior penned and self-published a comic book starring himself. The first issue of “Warrior” came as a gift to subscribers of WWE Magazine, who were in for an experience only Ultimate Warrior could provide.

Unseen Ultimate Warrior photos | Warrior's first interview with WWE.com in 15 years

The premiere issue could be seen as an origin story for Warrior, who crash-landed on a foreign planet amidst the rubble of what looked to be an asteroid. He wandered across the strange land, called out to by a signal in the sky that resembled his trademark face paint. The legendary Superstar engaged in battle with an untold number of foes until he was caught in a strange explosion.  He emerged from the blast with a new version of his famous wrestling gear, which gave him the true power of Ultimate Warrior, and let comic book fans know they were in for one heck of a ride.

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