Rest… in… peace.
As he gears up to face Rusev in a Casket Match, the match he created, at WWE’s The Greatest Royal Rumble this coming Friday, WWE legend The Undertaker is also set to make the leap into the world of comics with his very own graphic novel from WWE and Boom! Studios. ESPN broke the news today, showing off the badass cover art.
WWE: Undertaker, written by Chad Dundas and illustrated by Rodrigo Lorenzo, will fittingly arrive in October 2018, and it promises to be perfect Halloween reading.
“WWE: Undertaker is a graphic novel based on the career of a character that has been a cornerstone of the WWE for more than three decades.”
“One of the big challenges is that he is such a unique character in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment,” Boom! Studios editor Chris Rosa explained to ESPN today. “Even though he has gone through multiple phases, multiple looks during that career, he’s been the one constant in that universe for almost 30 years.”
“One of the most fun parts of a project like this is getting to take those deep dives into these big relationships in The Undertaker’s career,” writer Chad Dundas told the site. “Deep dive into how he got hooked up with Paul Bearer. A deep dive into his relationship with Kane. Trying to imagine what conversations between the two of them would have been like backstage after Kane debuts and The Undertaker realizes that this brother that he thought had died when he was a child, is still alive.”
Check out artist Oliver Barrett’s cover art below.