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The most memorable titanic clashes are revisited in the action-packed anthology, WWE: Then Now Forever Vol. 4 (BOOM! Studios). Thanks to the pitch-perfect writing and incredible artwork, readers can witness how a lot of heart, insight, and dedication went into the greatest moments in WWE History. 

Return to some of the greatest moments in WWE History from across multiple eras of sports entertainment. Collects stories from WWE: Forever #1 and WWE WrestleMania 2019 Special #1.

Writers: Brent Schoonover, Derek Fridolfs, Bill Hanstock, Arune Singh, Ryan Ferrier, Kevin Panetta, Andrew Stott, Andy Belanger, Lan Pitts, 

Artists: Carlos Magno, Kendall Goode, Brent Schoonover, Hyeonjin Kim, Andy Belanger, Serg Acuña, Rodrigo Lorenzo

Colorists: Wesllei Manoel, Lee Loughridge, Doug Grabark, 

Letterers: Jim Campbell, Deron Bennett, Ed Dukeshire, Serge Lapointe

Here are 5 reasons why you should read WWE: Then. Now. Forever. Vol. 4:

5) My Favorite Wrestlers! 

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The biggest names in wrestling, my personal favorites, are all across this must-have collection. From Charlotte Flair to The Heartbreak Kid to Kane, everyone in this collection has a tale of the underdog waiting to get their spotlight in the ring.  

4) Internal Audit!

Kickstarting the anthology, writer Arune Singh examines whether crime really does pay in the fun tale featuring Irwin R. Schyster aka IRS. The lettering by Jim Campell pokes fun at the nitwit kidnappers who thought it was a good idea to take IRS hostage. Artist Kendall Goode illustrates Schyster with a crooked tie, suspenders, and a nasty bruise on his forehead.

3) Destruction of Brothers!

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Writers Andrew Stott and Andy Belanger explore the sibling rivalry between Kane and The Undertaker. With great attention to detail, Belanger’s artwork nails their signature finisher moves, like Undertaker’s Tombstone Piledriver, and Kane’s Chokeslam. The colors by Lee Loughridge switch between black and white, representing the past, to color, representing the present. Serge Lapointe’s lettering bolds certain words from Paul Bearer’s dialogue to make him more menacing. 

2) “I’m Sorry. I Love You!

My personal favorite of the bunch, Ryan Ferrier and Kendall Goode beautifully recreate the hard-hitting match between Shawn Michaels and Rich Flair. Told from Shawn’s perspective, letterer Jim Campbell heightens the roller-coaster of emotions as he struggles to take down his idol and end his career. 

1) Bro Hymn!

A fast-paced tale, writer Bill Banstork and artist Daniel Bayliss highlight Matt Riddle’s early struggles in the MMA world before making the leap to WWE’s NXT. Letterer Ed Dukeshire keeps readers inside Matt’s headspace as we root for the underdog to make his much-needed win. 

WWE: Then. Now. Forever. Vol. 4 arrives in stores on October 30th, 2019. 

By Jorge Solis

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