This is really cool!
The following press release was put out earlier today by El Rey:
EL REY NETWORK RELEASES THE SECOND OF FOUR ALL NEW ORIGINAL COMICS BASED ON ITS POWERFUL, HIGH-FLYING WRESTLING SERIES ‘LUCHA UNDERGROUND’
Original Series Airs Wednesdays at 8 PM ET/PT
‘THE THRONE’ FEATURING MIL MUERTES AND CATRINA
NEW ISSUE 2 HERE: https://www.scribd.com/doc/298604223/The-Throne
Read Issue 1 Here: https://www.scribd.com/book/296497798/Peace-Keeper
“Lucha Underground found some kind of gonzo greatness by throwing away the American pro-wrestling rulebook.” – Tom Breihan, Slate.com
Today, El Rey Network has released the second of four comic books in alignment with season two of “Lucha Underground,” the addictive lucha libre wrestling series from Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett, MGM, Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures. “The Throne,” in which we follow Mil Muertes’ unstoppable drive for victory, and Catrina striking a deal with King Cuerno, was released for free download today timed to Episode 203 airing tonight at 8 PM ET/PT on El Rey Network. This issue was scripted by Fabian Rangel Jr., cover art by A.C. Osorio, interior art by Tony Gregori, colors by Mike Spicer, letters by Ryan Ferrier, and was edited by Ivan Plaza. The story is helmed by Justin Ortiz and Chris DeJoseph.
These one-shot comics will be released bi-weekly and will help bridge story lines in between seasons and offer new information into the lives of Vampiro, Catrina, Mil Muertes, and notorious owner and promoter Dario Cueto among others. Once all comics have been released they can be found on Scribd.com.
Ancient tradition, extraordinary athleticism, and a flare for theatrics combine in El Rey Network’s wrestling series, “Lucha Underground.” The riveting original introduces American audiences to the high-flying aerial maneuvers, slingshot moves, dramatic masks, intricate, rapid-fire combinations and distinctive wrestling techniques of lucha libre, one of Mexico’s most popular sports. Fans have a ringside seat as masked villains and heroes face off to battle for wrestling supremacy. The weekly series provides enthusiastic viewers with an incredibly visceral and explosive experience with a focus on the artistry, originality, intense action and over-the-top characters that have come to define this phenomenal fan-favorite. A celebration of lucha libre’s long-standing Mesoamerican heritage and culture dating back to 1863, this is programming that must be seen to be believed.
“Lucha Underground” is produced by MGM Television in association with FactoryMade Ventures for El Rey Network. Executive producers are Mark Burnett, Eric Van Wagenen (also showrunner) and Brian Edwards of MGM Television; Dorian Roldán from Lucha Libre AAA; Alejandro Garcia and Antonio Cué Sánchez-Navarro; El Rey Network co-founder Robert Rodriguez; FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa and Skip Chaisson of Skip Films and El Rey Network. The series airs on El Rey Network and is distributed internationally by MGM Television.