BOOM! Studios and WWE today unveiled a first look at WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1 from writer Dennis Hopeless (Jean Grey) and artist Kendall Goode (Maze Runner: The Death Cure), continuing the weekly event series on-sale in September 2018.
NXT has become WWE’s third global brand, and the launching pad for some of today’s biggest Superstars including Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss and many more. Now, in WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1, learn the truth behind the rivalry between Finn Balor and Samoa Joe that captivated audiences worldwide as they went from tag team partners to bitter enemies battling for the NXT Championship.
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“The rivalry between Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe is a perfect example of what makes NXT so special, seamlessly blending action, athleticism and nuanced storytelling for an intense experience,” said Chris Rosa, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1 takes you even deeper into how these two former allies became bitter rivals.”
Each issue of WWE: NXT TAKEOVER will focus on different Superstars from different eras of NXT:
- Week One – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – THE BLUEPRINT #1: Learn how WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes helped build this iconic brand in 2012.
- Week Two – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1: The Demon King, Finn Bálor, enters the NXT Universe and is confronted by Samoa Joe.
- Week Three – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – INTO THE FIRE #1: The Empress of Tomorrow, Asuka, begins her rise to the NXT Women’s Championship, and former Champion Paige returns to scout for potential allies.
- Week Four – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – REDEMPTION #1: Johnny Gargano and Shayna Baszler make the move to NXT and immediately leave their mark.
WWE: NXT TAKEOVER features connecting variant covers by Marco D’Alfonso, along with main covers by Lucas Werneck (The Blueprint), Aaron Dana (Proving Ground), David Nakayama (Into The Fire) and Audrey Mok (Redemption).
WWE: NXT TAKEOVER is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Firefly, Bone Parish, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.
Print copies of WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1 will be available for sale on September 12th, 2018 at local comic book shops (usecomicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.