About Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories
Pro wrestling’s secrets and greatest moments are immortalized in this graphic novel from legendary wrestling personality Jim Cornette!
An anthology of true stories, these insider tales will show the lengths that wrestlers went to uphold kayfabe–the old carny term for keeping secret the illusions of a rigged game, fight, or situation–as well as the noteworthy cultural, racial, and economic effects these events and characters have had on society. This is the graphic novel that old-school wrestling fans have been waiting for: a no-holds-barred representation of the moments that wrestling insiders couldn’t talk about for years!
Behind the Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories presents three chapters of tales, personally curated by Jim Cornette and adapted by Brandon Easton and Denis Medri, the team behind the critically acclaimed Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven.
Featuring stories about Ric Flair, Jerry Lawler, Andy Kaufman, Sputnik Monroe, The Sheik, Junkyard Dog, the Fabulous Freebirds, the Midnight Express, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, and more. Also includes Jim’s colorful Glossary of Pro Wrestling Terms, as well as photos and newspaper clippings from his personal archives!
“Overall, this book is the most important comic book wrestling graphic novel any wrestling fan can own. A huge credit goes to the Kickstarter fans who make this book possible. Jim Cornette and IDW team have really given a treasure trove of excitement in print form that should not be passed on. Not only that, it has beautiful news clippings woven throughout it, along with an amazing glossary of professional wrestling terms that help fill in word choices used in the book. It’s great to see talented artists and writers coming together to give the wrestling fan a book to be proud of.” —Comic Crusaders