Glorious Wrestling Alliance
Ultimate Championship Edition
Step into the ring at Glorious Wrestling Alliance, the universe’s least-professional wrestling company. The Great Carp, an amphibious wonder, is feeling the weight of his championship. Miranda Fury has donned a mask to smash wrestling’s glass ceiling. And Gravy Train is desperate for a new gimmick, but it’s hard when you’re shaped like a giant gravy boat.
Collected in colossal full color for the first time, Josh Hicks’s cult-hit comic covers identity, anxiety, and leg drops. In this hilarious love letter to the surreal theater of pro wrestling, the insecure grapplers of GWA lock up, throw things, throw each other, and occasionally curl up into little balls.
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||112|
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
“Josh Hicks has created an epic story that will entertain wrestlers of all ages.” –Children’s Literature
“[A] delightful story about characters beating their self-doubt with metaphorical steel chairs. It’s a mix of silly fun with gentle introspection. Wrestling fans will get a superkick out of this.” – AIPT Comics
School Library Journal
“This campy graphic novel is a knockout.”—School Library Journal
“Spine-crushing fun.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Josh Hicks does a tremendous job satirizing professional wrestling in Glorious Wrestling Alliance. Every facet of pro wrestling, from art to ego to commerce, gets a shot at the title with Josh’s witty dialogue and vibrant art! A very funny and entertaining read!” —Christopher Daniels, All Elite Wrestling
“Imagine an epic wrestling match between the lust for life of Scott Pilgrim and the comic self-loathing of BoJack Horseman where we’re all winners.” —Kieron Gillen, writer of The Wicked + The Divine
Author, Illustrator: Josh Hicks
Josh Hicks is a cartoonist from Wales, UK. Born in 1991, he was raised in a small ex-coal-mining village and has since moved to a city that is twenty minutes away by train. He has been making comics since 2015, working with anthologies and independent publishers in the UK and self-publishing his own minicomics. Glorious Wrestling Alliance is his debut full-length work. When not making comics, Josh is usually thinking about them. He also works in animation as an art director, animator and storyboard artist.