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Preview: Over the Ropes Vol. 1

Over the Ropes Vol. 1

(W) Jay Sandlin (A) Antonello Cosentino (CA) Antonello Consentino
In Shops: Dec 28, 2022
SRP: $17.99

The gloves come off when a rival promotion led by Jason’s estranged father, Buddy Peacock, invades the SFW’s hit TV show, Explode. When Courtney, wrestling under the moniker Scorch, is injured, Jason must choose between family and fame in a bout with permanent stipulations. When the final bell rings, it’ll be Phoenix vs. Peacock – father vs. son, in a main event for the unified championship. Will Phoenix rise again or lose it all in a puff of smoke? Collects issues #1-5.

Over the Ropes Vol. 1

Preview: Over the Ropes Vol. 1

Over the Ropes Vol. 1

(W) Jay Sandlin (A) Antonello Cosentino (CA) Antonello Consentino
In Shops: Dec 28, 2022
SRP: $17.99

The gloves come off when a rival promotion led by Jason’s estranged father, Buddy Peacock, invades the SFW’s hit TV show, Explode. When Courtney, wrestling under the moniker Scorch, is injured, Jason must choose between family and fame in a bout with permanent stipulations. When the final bell rings, it’ll be Phoenix vs. Peacock – father vs. son, in a main event for the unified championship. Will Phoenix rise again or lose it all in a puff of smoke? Collects issues #1-5.

Over the Ropes Vol. 1

The most shocking event of 1984 concludes this December from CEX Publishing

SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE #3 (OF 3)

Created by SCOTT REED
Retail Price: $8.99
On Sale 12/28

In 1984, the unlikeliest heroes emerge at the world’s end: a memory-powered loser named Super-Sleuth and the often-held-hostage heroine, Psionica. Reality itself is now threatened, thanks to original series creator Burt Colt, who has broken into this Bronze Age lost classic. He’s desperate to whistle-blow the terrible truth behind his erased comics career, even if it dooms his comic book creations…and the universe itself!

56 pages and four amazing covers! Prestige Format!

Diamond IDs: SEP221493 / SEP221494 / SEP221495 / SEP221496
Lunar Product Codes: 0922CX354 / 0922CX355 / 0922CX356 / 0922CX357

DIVIDE #2 (OF 2)

Written by KARIM AHMAD
Illustrated & Cover by DAVID N. GORDILO
Retailer Price: $6.99
On Sale 12/28

Divide continues with cover-to-cover prison break action in this double-sized chapter, presented in perfect bound, prestige format! The true danger of the demonic President’s vitriol is revealed! Salim and Jaffer, must unite their fellow inmates in revolt if they stand any chance of escaping this detention center with their souls intact and finding a way home from the empty maw of uncharted space.

Diamond IDs: SEP221489 / SEP221490
Lunar Product Codes: 0922CX350 / 0922CX351

FLOWERS FOR HENRY

Written by NIKOLAI FOMICH
Cover A by JG JONES
Illustrated & Cover B by ANTONELLO COSENTINO
Retail Price: $4.99
On Sale 12/28

When sickly young Henry Brixton befriends a ghost named Edwin, he discovers the world his father shielded him from – Victorian London! But as their friendship grows, Henry learns that his newfound freedom comes at a price, in this gorgeous one-shot comic, featuring a stunning watercolor cover by legendary artist JG Jones! 

Diamond IDs: SEP221491 / SEP221492
Lunar Product Codes: 0922CX352 / 0922CX353

SANTA VS ZOMBIES

Written by KOJI SAKAI, CW COOKE
Illustrated by CESAR DIAZ LEGASPE, ANDY POOLE
Retail Price: $19.95
On Sale 12/28

Just a meal and a place to sleep in the barn… When Jessa, the miller’s daughter, offers simple comforts to Willow and Gideon in return for a bit of work, the runaway princess and her fox spirit companion are more than willing to take Jessa up on it. After all, being on the road has its dangers, and the respite while they search for answers to Gideon’s cursed collar is more than welcome. But when the discovery of a murdered royal and a forsaken ghost comes to light, the two travelers realize they’ve stumbled into something far more sinister… 

Diamond ID: SEP221497
Lunar Product Code: 0922CX358
ISBN: 978-1-947659-63-6

Read Mad Cave’s Over the Ropes #1 for FREE

Mad Cave Studios and Graphic Policy have teamed up so you can read some of the comic publisher’s first issues for free!

With the fourth issue out this week, we’re kicking it off with Over the Ropes #1!

Step Over the Ropes and into 1990s wrestling. Set in a fictional world, Over the Ropes dives into sports entertainment’s biggest era. A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a match to win the world title and sets the southern territory on fire as the face-painted wrestler, Phoenix. Jason’s battles between the ropes are only outperformed by his struggles outside the ring. First dates. Crooked promoters. Cage matches. Factions and families. No matter what problems smack him with a steel chair, Jason lives by his catchphrase: I. Will. Rise.

Over the Ropes is written by Jay Sandlin, with art by Antonello Cosentino, colors by Francesco Segala, and lettering by Justin Birch.

Like the first issue? Support your local comic shop by picking up a copy and ordering the complete series, purchase it directly from Mad Cave, or purchase it digitally.

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Mad Cave Studios Releases an Early Look at Over the Ropes

Writer Jay Sandlin and artist Antonello Cosentino collaborate to explore the world of indie wrestling in the golden age of the sport, the 90’s. Over the Ropes is an underdog story of staying true to oneself in a world where ring personas often time bleed into reality. Sandlin and Cosentino craft a tale in which finding one’s true self may mean crafting a larger than life image inside of the ring.

Set in a fictional world, Over the Ropes dives into sports entertainment’s biggest era. A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a match to win the world title and sets the southern territory on fire as the face-painted wrestler, Phoenix.

In Over the Ropes, Jason’s battles in the ring are only outperformed by his struggles outside of it. First dates. Crooked promoters. Cage matches. Factions and families. No matter what problems smack him with a steel chair, Jason lives by his catchphrase: “I. Will. Rise.”

Over the Ropes