Longtime wrestling fan Michael Kingston was dissatisfied with the focus of most wrestling comics. He felt that wrestling comics should feature actual wrestling. Since none apparently did, Kingston decided to correct that omission himself.
That is the basic backstory of Headlocked, but the full story is fascinating and truly just beginning. Kingston's work has been praised by the wrestling community. Fans love the work, but wrestlers have also gotten behind the series.
Back in 2009, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler jumped on board as the permanent cover artist. The wrestling support doesn't end there, though. Others, including Rob Van Dam, Hurricane Helms, Ken Anderson, Christopher Daniels, Sam Shaw, Sinn Bodhi and more have contributed art or content already and many others have signed on for the future.
What a future it will be, too. Headlocked is only picking up steam. The Kickstarter page of "Headlocked: The Hard Way" still has about a week to run and has already surpassed the initial goal of $20,000. There is still time to contribute and all donations are welcome and donations starting at $5 are rewarded with various cool and unique gifts.
At C2E2, the Headlocked booth was one of the liveliest booths. #SuperFriends David Herro joined Kingston in hosting Lawler, "Mean" Gene Okerlund, Lita and Jack Swagger.
I always enjoy talking to Kingston. I also totally enjoy the Headlocked comic series. I am sure you will enjoy it, too, whether you are a wrestling fan or not.
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Thank you to C2E2 for allowing us access once again. Thank you to Kingston for his time and consideration.