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A top-notch read, WWE NXT Takeover: Proving Ground #1 (BOOM! Studios) demonstrates why fans should not underestimate the savageness behind wrestler Samoa Joe! Readers are definitely going to enjoy the wild behind-the-scenes theatrics from their favorite superstar!
The second week of the NXT event explodes as the mysterious Demon King, Finn Balor, enters the NXT Universe to be confronted by Kevin Owens, while Paige plots her course to rule the Women’s Division.
Here are 5 reasons why you should read WWE NXT Takeover: Proving Ground #1:
5) What Happened Before…
This Wednesday! NXT Takeover Proving Ground #2 is out! Written by @HopelessDent, Art by me, letters by @CampbellLetters. Cover by @aaronhdana. Find out what got between @SamoaJoe and @FinnBalor on their way to the top of @WWENXT. pic.twitter.com/NwZMZ8ip9x
— Kendall Goode (Caffeine + B Vitamins) (@kendallgoode) September 10, 2018
NXT became WWE’s third global brand, which became the launching pad to Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss and many more! In The Blueprint, Dusty Rhodes was the omniscient narrator who occasionally broke the fourth wall and jumped into the wrestling ring,
4) The Writing!
In The Blueprint, writer Dennis Hopeless jumped around from one character to another in a nonlinear fashion. For Proving Ground, Hopeless points the spotlight at Samoa Joe, who struggles finding the motivation to get in the ring, Notice how letterer Jim Campbell captures the anxiety and fears behind Joe’s internal thoughts.
3) The Artwork!
In his wide shots, artist Kendall Goode captures the fierce competition between the NXT wrestlers. Notice the atmosphere is tough and bitter between Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, and Kevin Owens. In his closeups, Samoa Joe is dedicated to his mission, even if it means cutting off his allies.
2) The Colors!
Notice how Goode plays around with the skin tones when Balor and Joe are in the ring. The color change highlights the hits and bruises they take in during the match.
1) A Fun Read!
I am now officially going to NYCC.
— Dennis Hopeless (@HopelessDent) September 8, 2018
With tons of wrestling action, WWE NXT Takeover: Proving Ground #1 really lets Samoa Joe loose in the ring! Be on the lookout for William Regal, Triple H, and Dusty Rhodes!
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WWE NXT Takeover: Proving Ground #1 arrives in stores on September 12th, 2017.