Michael Kingston has launched Headlocked: Tales From The Road Volume 2 on Kickstarter. If you’re unfamiliar with Headlocked, Kingston had an idea back in 2008 for a wrestling comic, and then got turned down by nearly every publisher in the business. So, he set out to make the thing himself, and that comic became Headlocked.
They were having so much fun making Headlocked and they had caught the attention of so many wrestlers with the books that, in 2016, with the help of WrestleCrate USA and now Pro Wrestling Crate, they decided to launch a sister title called Tales From The Road.
Tales From The Road is an anthology of stories that were co-created with some of the biggest names in wrestling. The tales are all set in the fictional Headlocked wrestling universe but require absolutely no knowledge of it to enjoy the stories.
When you mix the general insanity of the wrestling business with the creativity of professional wrestlers and the limitlessness of comics… it can get a little crazy.
To date, over forty wrestlers have collaborated on stories for Tales From The Road. There have been legends like Ric Flair and Sgt. Slaughter and current stars like AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Christian, and Kenny Omega. Tales From The Road has told stories in just about every genre you can imagine from a Troma-inspired urban legend by Dolph Ziggler, to a Christmas-themed tale from the legendary Mick Foley, to a video game based story with Kenny Omega.
Backer rewards start at the $5 level, for your name to be included on the Thank You page. Digital copies of the new book kick in at the $15 level. Print copies will cost you $25 ($20 Early Bird), and you have your choice of three covers by Jerry Lawler, Mike Mulipola, or Brian Silverbax. Dig a little deeper into your pocket for signed copies, a Four Color Fight Club t-shirt, art prints, A Skype session with Michael Kingston, and… a quilt?
Check out the Kickstarter right here.