Review: Invasion From Planet Wrestletopia #3
Writers: Ed Kuehnel & Matt Entin
Artist: Dan Schkade
Color Artist: Marissa Louise
Letterer: A Larger World Studios
Review by James Stone
Official Synopsis: "When a disgruntled pro wrestler declares himself 'galactic champ of the universe' a planet of alien wrestlers views it as an act of war"
If the events of issue 1 & 2 were not bonkers enough for you then this issue certainly dials it up an extra level.
When our big bad, Manifest Destiny, arrives in this issue his presence is felt the most by Dick Drasin. Dick appears to be the Vince Mcmahon of the wrestling world and its hilarious how, even when being threatened by a group of over sized muscle heads he is all business. Never cowering in fear or worried about his life, his only concern is who gets the merchandise rights to the big fight.
The story in this issues flows really well and credit has to given to the writers Ed Kuehnel and Matt Entin. As we flick back and forth between Manifest Destiny on his hunt for Rory Landell, and the journey Rory himself is on to get ready for the big fight, at no point did I lose track of who was who and where the story was going.
Some extra characters have joined the party now and with a brief but detailed back story they feel right at home. Introducing new characters can sometime run the risk of hogging the pages and prevent the overall plot developing. This was not the case with Machito, as I enjoyed seeing his back-story, but it left me with plenty of mystery to explore down the line.
The same artistic team of Dan Schkade on pencils and Marissa Louise color once again deliver a fun comic with its own unique image. The details in the different wrestlers is very well crafted with some real life subtle references to put a smile on WWE fans faces.
I am someone who hasn't watched wrestling in over 10 years, but I find myself enjoying this story more and more with each issue. It's motivating me to check out the next episode of WWE Raw and maybe rekindle my childhood interest. If you're a wrestling fan, or have been in the past, then I recommended checking this series out, you might also rediscover something about yourself.
My highlight to the issue was during a political gathering of the worlds leaders which ends in a hilarious manner, something you could see happening in today's society.
An interesting, fun issue which continued the story well from the first two issues and once again leaves us on a cliff-hanger that makes me want issue four to arrive ASAP.
Images Courtesy Of SBI Press And The Creative Team