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Acclaimed wrestling comic book drama w/ art, pinups & backup stories from actual professional wrestlers. Cover by WWE's Jerry Lawler.
Acclaimed wrestling comic book drama w/ art, pinups & backup stories from actual professional wrestlers. Cover by WWE's Jerry Lawler.
341 backers pledged $21,930 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOALS!!!

20,000- FUNDED! 

21,500 - We'll do an animated Headlocked short with voices by Ken Anderson, Kevin Gill, and some other big names in the wrestling industry!

24,000- We'll animate an entire issue of Headlocked with even more talent from the world of wrestling! The first steps toward a Headlocked animated series!

Welcome to the Headlocked: The Last Territory Kickstarter Vol 2.

If you missed the first one, welcome! No need to worry about missing anything...we gotcha covered. Read on!

If y'all know what we're about, you can jump down and check out the awesome lineup of all-star talent we've assembled for this book and a little idea of what's in store for our boy Mike Hartmann! 

What is Headlocked?

In one sentence, it's a wrestling cable drama in a comic book!

Headlocked is a coming-of-age story chronicling a college theater major's quest to become a professional wrestler. It begins from the moment he unexpectedly falls in love with wrestling and follows his journey through the insanity of the wrestling business as he chases his dream of making it to the bright lights and the big stage of the WFW.

On a deeper level, Headlocked is an examination of wrestling as an art form. Our main character, Mike Hartmann, is a college theater major that drops out of school to try and break into the wrestling business. So the reader will learn more about the craft of wrestling through the eyes of a performance artist.

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To further our theme of wrestling as art, we use wrestlers to contribute to the book artistically. Our interior artist, Michel Mulipola, is a wrestler from New Zealand. And our cover artist, you might have heard of him....

WWE Hall of Famer, Jerry "The King" Lawler!

If you read further, you'll see we have a metric ton of awesome guest contributors from the world of comics and wrestling lined up to help make this even better! 

Why Headlocked?

For almost 30 years, I've been a student of wrestling and comics. I've always considered them to be two very underutilized storytelling mediums.  When I decided I wanted to start writing comics, it was only natural that I wrote about wrestling. Of course, over the years, I've suffered through a ton of horrible, horrible wrestling comics (not going to name names, but you all know what I'm talking about) so I thought I'd make one that I, as a wrestling fan, would want to read. 

If you've been a fan of wrestling for any length of time, you're often called upon to defend your fandom. My other goal with Headlocked, when it's all said and done, is to be my defense of wrestling...all the reasons why people fall in love with it....served up inside of an entertaining story about a boy chasing his dream.

Why Kickstarter?

We launched Headlocked a few years back. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. Wrestlers, wrestling fans, comic fans....even people who didn't like wrestling could relate to the story of a kid striking out to chase his dreams.

But here's a dirty little secret about comics: They're expensive to make. And why not? It's art....hand-crafted by artists. But in comparison to the costs, they don't generally command a high price point.

So, for a comic to survive, you need a certain number of readers.

To get readers, you need awareness. And this is where it gets tricky...

Both the wrestling and the comics industry are dominated by a very small handful of companies....so to get the necessary retail and media support to produce a successful comic book without being supported by those companies is extremely difficult.

As you can see in the entertainment business these days, it's not easy to get support for anything that's not a sequel, a remake, a reboot, star-driven, or attached to a license...and the comic book business is no different. 

This is why we brought this project to Kickstarter.

We're very proud of the work we've produced and we think it deserves a bigger audience. We think a lot of people will dig it. We think if you're a fan of wrestling and comics, you deserve a product created by people that are just as passionate about it as you are. No wrestlers fighting demons, no licensed cash grabs, and no beating up naked Santa Claus...just a good comic book story about wrestling, created by people who love wrestling, comics, and art.

What is The Last Territory?

Hartmann's journey brings him to Texas and Kings of Texas Championship Wrestling. Built around the ultimate regional superstar, Magnificent Mark Steele, it's the last surviving wrestling territory in the country. Because they still draw strong crowds, the WFW uses it as a developmental promotion to prepare their talent before bringing them up to the "big leagues." It's a heavy dose of the old-school "smoky arena" days mashed up with modern corporate wrestling politics. In this type of environment, we'll meet wrestlers at every level of their career: rising stars, veterans getting repackaged, superstars on injury rehab, territory lifers, and the hopeless dreamers. With all these guys literally one call away from making it to "the show," you can bet there's going to be some drama!

Who the heck are you guys?

Michael Kingston - Ever since George The Animal Steele completely transfixed me as an eight year old boy, I've been in love with wrestling...in all its forms...from big arenas to high school gyms. I can't even begin to tell you the miles I've put on my car driving all over the east coast to watch indy wrestling shows. And from the first issue of Spider-man I bought from a spinner rack in Kinney Drugs, I've had an equally passionate love affair with comics. Over the years, my tastes have changed but I've never lost my love for the medium of sequential art.

Michel Mulipola - Michel Mulipola is a Samoan comic book artist/professional wrestler/comic book store clerk based in Auckland, New Zealand. He's been wrestling for New Zealand's premiere promotion, Impact Pro Wrestling, for almost 8 years. As well as doing artwork for Headlocked, he has done work for The Gutters webcomic and various other projects. He can usually be found drawing comics at the comic book store he runs, Arkham City Comics, in Auckland.

Michel laying some steel in the ring and behind the counter!
Michel laying some steel in the ring and behind the counter!

Chuck Obach - Chuck is, in his own words, a self taught Comic Book Colorist and an advocate of the Jedi Force "look ma' no hands" coloring technique.

As you can see, when he and Michel put their artistic talents together, they make absolute magic on the page! 

Panels from Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol. 1 by Michel Mulipola & Chuck Obach
Panels from Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol. 1 by Michel Mulipola & Chuck Obach

Jacob Bascle- Raised in the swamps of Louisiana and trained in the finer points of graphic design in Minnesota’s frozen tundra, Jacob now calls the beaches of Southern California home.  He likes putting letters on top of other people’s artwork and on front of their comics. When not handling lettering, logo design and production for Visionary Comics, he’s either working on other comics or doing freelance graphic design through his company Freemind Graphx, or gaming and hanging out with his girlfriend Katie, son Xander and their cats Mischief and Mayhem.

Our dashing letterer Jacob Bascle!
Our dashing letterer Jacob Bascle!

Jerry "The King" Lawler - If you're looking at this, I'm pretty sure you know who "The King" is. Many people know him as a wrestling legend, the voice of WWE Raw, and the man who slapped Andy Kaufmann on David Letterman.  But not many people realize that The King's first love was actually art, and it was always his dream to be a comic book cover artist. His first published comic book cover ever was for Headlocked: The Tryout #1 and he also painted the cover to our collected edition. His Norman Rockwell homage to The Last Territory Vol 1 is simply mind-blowing! 

The King and his amazing hand-painted cover to The Last Territory Vol. 1
The King and his amazing hand-painted cover to The Last Territory Vol. 1

Special guest creators!

Luckily over the years, we've managed to impress a few people with our book. People who, like us, are passionate about wrestling, comics, and art. They like what we're doing and they've agreed to contribute to Headlocked to help get as many eyeballs on the project as we possibly can. 

All of the content from our special guest contributors is Kickstarter exclusive! When we reprint these stories for conventions, it won't have any of the wrestler-generated backups and pinups. That's our gift to you for helping support our project at this critical juncture! 

All-Star Lineup of Wrestlers Contributing Art & Stories to The Last Territory Vol. 2
All-Star Lineup of Wrestlers Contributing Art & Stories to The Last Territory Vol. 2

Booker T- a six time world champion and one of the most decorated wrestlers of the modern era, Booker T is also a skilled artist! Booker will be contributing a pinup to The Last Territory! 

John Morrison- former WWE superstar "The Shaman of Sexy" has been stretching his creative muscles in both acting and comedy since he stepped away from the ring. Now he's ready to give comics a try! He'll be contributing a short story to the book. 

AJ Styles- current IWGP champion, the first ever TNA grand slam champion, and one of the best wrestlers in the world, "The Phenomenal One" will be contributing a short story to the book. 

Frankie Kazarian- WWE/TNA/ROH star and currently one half of your favorite tag team, Bad Influence, Frankie is one of the biggest comic book fans in wrestling...even co-authoring a comic with his partner Christopher Daniels from Aw Yeah Comics. He will be contributing a short story to the book.

Tony Atlas- this WWE Hall of Famer and former WWF Tag Team Champion was known throughout his career as "Mr. USA" and "Black Superman." But you'd never guess that a man with such great power has such a refined hand at the drawing table. Tony will be contributing a pinup to the book using his favorite technique...pointillism.

Caylen Croft- Most of you will recognize Croft as one-half of the WWE's Dudebusters with his partner Trent Barretta. These days he simply goes by Mr. Pavone after hanging up his boots to become an art teacher in South Florida. He will be contributing a pinup to the book.

But Headlocked isn't just about wrestlers that are passionate  about comics...its also about comic creators that are passionate about wrestling!

Box Brown - Ignatz Award–winning cartoonist that produced the insanely good graphic novel biography, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend. Box will be contributing a pinup to the book.

Box Brown on Andre the Giant: Life and Legend
Box Brown on Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

Jamal Igle - while perhaps best known for his run on Supergirl, Jamal has credits from every major publisher in the business. In addition to his freelance work, Jamal is leading the charge to get kids back into comics with his creator-owned all-ages series, Molly Danger. Jamal will be contributing a pinup to the book.

Jamal Igle's take on The Flash
Jamal Igle's take on The Flash

Mark Poulton & Michael Dake - the team that produced the amazing art for Christopher Daniels story in Volume 1 returns to provide art for AJ Styles short story!  

Poulton & Dake on A Day in the Loop by Christopher Daniels!
Poulton & Dake on A Day in the Loop by Christopher Daniels!

Ben Templesmith - mutliple Eisner award winning artist,best known for his work on 30 Days of Night has credits from almost every major publisher. Currently working on The Squidder and just  announced for a Batman book for DC. Ben will be creating a pinup for the book.

Ben Templesmith's take on Walter White
Ben Templesmith's take on Walter White

Jill Thompson - multiple Eisner award winning artist best known for her work on Scary Godmother, Sandman, and Beasts of Burden. She's designed T-shirts for CM Punk and gear for Daniel Bryan. Jill will be providing the chapter breaks between the five chapters of this book.

Jill Thompson on Beast of Burden/Hellboy
Jill Thompson on Beast of Burden/Hellboy

Ramon Villalobos - one of the fastest rising stars in the industry, Ramon is a lifelong wrestling fan. Best known for his work on Marvel's Young Avengers, he also has been known to dra fantastic pinups featuring pop culture characters putting each other in wrestling holds!  Ramon is contributing a pinup to the book.

Wonder Woman putting the Lion Tamer on Hercules by Ramon Villalobos
Wonder Woman putting the Lion Tamer on Hercules by Ramon Villalobos

Headlocked: The Last Territory Volume 2 (spoilers, yo!)

If you thought things were tough for Hartmann in Volume 1, you ain't seen nothing yet. If the last page of volume one is any indication, things are about to become a whole lot more painful for Mike Hartmann. What are Leo's intentions towards Hartmann? How will the rest of the locker room treat Hartmann after the fallout from the battle royal? Who is the mystery man on the other end of Nightingale's phone calls? What is his motivation for training Hartmann? Will Ambrose get any closer to the events that caused Hartmann to be blackballed? Now that at least one person knows Hartmann's identity...will he be able to keep it from the rest of the locker room?  

Trust me people...we got some cool stuff ahead. 

What if you missed Volume 1?

Like I said, we've got you covered. We have several options here. First and foremost, we have a reward tier called RETURN MATCH where you can get a physical copy of Vol. 1 or pledge I RESPECT YOU, BOOKERMAN to get physical copies of Vol. 1 & Vol. 2. Also, all pledges to tiers that get a physical copy of Vol. 2 will get a digital copy of Volume 1...so you won't miss a thing! For those pledging at a lower tier, you'll get a sweet digital Preview book that will not only bring you up to speed but contain some background info and extras! 

Rewards!

As with the last campaign, shirts can be added to any order that with a mailable reward by pledging 20 dollars above the reward tier. 

Our awesome new "Evolution" T-shirt! (design on a white shirt)
Our awesome new "Evolution" T-shirt! (design on a white shirt)
Our popular "Retro Cover" T-shirt (reward will be this design on a light grey shirt)
Our popular "Retro Cover" T-shirt (reward will be this design on a light grey shirt)
Our original Headlocked logo T-shirt (on black)
Our original Headlocked logo T-shirt (on black)

Where does all that money go?

8% of our funding goes to pay for Kickstarter and Amazon Fees. 

20% is budgeted for reward production, shipping, and printing costs. I grossly underestimated this cost last time around...hence the bump in percentage.

72% is budgeted to pay for the full time artists, colorists, and letterers that are working on this book. 150 pages of professional quality art is not cheap but it's worth every penny when you see it on the page! 

We will of course have stretch goals...last year, we were able to fund this sweet motion comic voiced by Impact Wrestling's Mr. Anderson and JCW's OG Kevin Gill. Check it out! 

Of course, I'd love to do more motion comic stuff and of course the hardcover option is out there. Of course talking about stretch goals at this juncture is putting the cart waaay before the horse! 

Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter! Help us bring this story to life! We love what we're doing....but we can't do it without your support! So if you like wrestling and comics....

Take the plunge with us! Just don't forget to tuck your chin! 

For more info check us out at the following links:

twitter.com/HeadlockedComic

facebook.com/headlockedcomic

tumblr.com/blog/headlockedcomicbook

headlockedcomic.com

Risks and challenges

There are always logistical risks when you're dealing with more than 15 different creators. As you saw with our last campaign, various members of the creative team faced personal, technical, and professional hurdles...and while we were a little behind the schedule that we had hoped to adhere to...I think (and really, if you're reading this, you most likely agree with me) that we put out an excellent product.

Because of lessons learned and being a bit ahead of where we started the last campaign, I anticipate a smoother process this time around.

Rest assured, if we're funded...you will get your book!

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    TICKET SELLER: You'll receive a PDF of our Headlocked: The Last Territory Preview Book, as well as backer-only production updates featuring first-look at scenes, characters, and art for the book.

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    EARLY ADOPTER: A special price for the backers that get on board the earliest! Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of the second volume of Headlocked: The Last Territory featuring a painted cover by WWE's Jerry "The King" Lawler, stories by John Morrison, AJ Styles, Frankie Kazarian, and art from Booker T, Tony Atlas, Caylen Croft, Jamal Igle, Box Brown, Jill Thompson, & Ramon Villalobos. The book will come signed by writer Michael Kingston.You'll also receive a digital copy of the book and a digital copy of the Headlocked: The Last Territory Preview Book. Add 10 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping, 15 for shipping outside of North America

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    MAIN EVENT: This is it! This is why we're all here! Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of the second volume of Headlocked: The Last Territory featuring a painted cover by WWE's Jerry "The King" Lawler, stories by John Morrison, AJ Styles, Frankie Kazarian, and art from Booker T, Tony Atlas, Caylen Croft, Jamal Igle, Box Brown, Jill Thompson, & Ramon Villalobos! The book will come signed by writer Michael Kingston.You'll also receive a digital copy of the book and a digital copy of the Headlocked: The Last Territory Preview Book. Add 10 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping, 15 for shipping outside of North America.

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    RETURN MATCH: Did you miss out on our first Kickstarter? Did you want the Kickstarter-exclusive edition? Well, we're offering it one more time for backers of this campaign! (NOTE: you can get Vol. 1 AND Vol. 2 in the "I Respect You, Bookerman" Reward Tier)

    Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of Headlocked: The Last Territory signed by writer Michael Kingston! 152 pages of rasslin' goodness with Kickstarter Exclusive content including art from Sam Shaw, Ken Anderson, Sinn Bodhi, Scott Lost, Rob Schamberger and short stories by Shane Helms, Christopher Daniels, and Rob Van Dam! Also with a painted cover by Jerry "The King" Lawler, illustrations from Jill Thompson, and an introduction by 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander! You'll also receive all the digital rewards from the lower tiers as well! Add 15 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping. 20 dollars for shipping outside of North America.

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    AUTOGRAPH SEEKER I: Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of the second volume of Headlocked: The Last Territory signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler! You'll also receive a digital copy of the book and a digital copy of the Headlocked: The Last Territory Preview Book. Add 10 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping, 15 for shipping outside of North America.

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    I RESPECT YOU, BOOKERMAN: Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of the second volume of Headlocked: The Last Territory AND Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol 1. The books will come signed by writer Michael Kingston.You'll also receive a digital copy of both books and a digital copy of the Headlocked: The Last Territory Preview Book. Add 12 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping, 17 for shipping outside of North America.

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    AUTOGRAPH SEEKER II: Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of the second volume of Headlocked: The Last Territory AND Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol 1. The books will come signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler! You'll also receive a digital copy of both books and a digital copy of the Headlocked: The Last Territory Preview Book. Add 12 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping, 20 for shipping outside of North America.

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    KING OF TRIOS: Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of the second volume of Headlocked: The Last Territory AND Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol 1 AND Headlocked: A Single Step! Over 420 PAGES of hard hitting comic book goodness! The books will come signed by writer Michael Kingston! You'll also receive a digital copy of all three books and a digital copy of the Headlocked: The Last Territory Preview Book. Add 15 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping, 20 for shipping outside of North America.

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    CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE I: Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol. 2 signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler as well complete sets of Jerry "The King" Lawler's extremely limited edition Topps sketch cards from 2014 featuring WWE superstars. Individual cards are inserted in one out of every 24 packs, making them very rare and highly collectible. You'll also receive all the digital rewards from the lower tiers!

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    AUTOGRAPH SEEKER III: Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of the second volume of Headlocked: The Last Territory AND Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol 1 AND Headlocked: A Single Step! Over 420 PAGES of hard hitting comic book goodness! The books will come signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler! You'll also receive a digital copy of all three books and a digital copy of the Headlocked: The Last Territory Preview Book. Add 15 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping, 20 for shipping outside of North America.

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    RETAILER PACKAGE I: Get five copies of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol. 2 signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler! Perfect for your comic book store or gimmick table! With the talent involved and the limited print run, these books are sure to be collector's items!

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    DRAWING THE HOUSE: Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol. 2 signed by Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler as well as an 8x11 single character sketch drawn by Headlocked artist Michel Mulipola! Get your favorite wrestler, comic character, or even yourself hand-drawn by our resident ass-kicking artist! Since Michel does most of his work on the computer, getting physical art from him is very rare, so get on board! (nothing x-rated or offensive please) You'll also receive all the digital rewards from the lower tiers. Add 10 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping. 15 dollars for shipping outside of North America

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    I RESPECT YOU, BOOKERMAN II: Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol 2, Vol 1, AND Headlocked: A Single Step both signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler! You'll also receive very rare first printings of Headlocked: The Tryout #1-#3 as well as an extremely limited edition Visionary Comics preview sampler from SDCC 2006 that features the very first appearance of Headlocked anywhere! Well over 500 pages of story & art! You'll also receive all the digital rewards from the lower tiers! Add 15 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping. 20 dollars for shipping outside of North America.

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    ONSTAGE EXTRA: Ever wanted to see yer ugly mug in pictures? Well now you can! Supporters at this level will have their likeness drawn into at least one panel of Headlocked: The Last Territory! You'll also receive a one-of-a-kind print of the page that you appear on! Supporters will also receive a physical copy of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol 2 signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler and all the digital rewards from the lower tiers! Add 10 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping. 15 dollars for shipping outside of North America.

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    AUTOGRAPH SEEKER PART IV: Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol 2 signed by Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler as well as a special limited edition 11 x 17 poster by the Headlocked creative team signed by Michael Kingston, Michel Mulipola, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Ken Anderson, Hurricane Shane Helms, Rob Van Dam, Christopher Daniels, Judah Friedlander, Sinn Bodhi, and Jill Thompson! You'll also receive all the digital rewards from the lower tiers! Add 15 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping. 20 dollars for shipping outside of North America.

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    RETAILER PACKAGE II: Get ten copies of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol. 2 signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler! Perfect for your comic book store or gimmick table! With the talent involved and the limited print run, these books are sure to be collector's items!

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    PROMO GUY: Ever wanted to see yer ugly mug in pictures? Well now you can! Supporters at this level will have their likeness drawn into at least one panel of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol 2 and you'll be given a speaking role! (You don't get to pick your lines...leave that to us!) You'll also receive a one-of-a-kind print of the page that you appear on! Supporters will also receive a physical copy of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol 2 signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler, a Headlocked T-shirt, and all the digital rewards from the lower tiers. Add 15 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping. 20 dollars for shipping outside of North America

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    WANNA BE A WRESTLER? (ENHANCEMENT TALENT EDITION) Ever wanted to be a wrestler but hate all those Hindu squats? Well, have we got a deal for you, my friend! Supporters at this level will have their likeness used to create a professional wrestler that will appear in the pages of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol.2 ! You'll also receive an 8 x 11 sketch of your character drawn by artist Michel Mulipola and a special one-of-a-kind print of a panel in which your character appears! Supporters at this level will also receive a physical copy of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol 2 signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler as well as a Headlocked: T-shirt! You'll also receive all the digital rewards from the lower tiers! (Don't be shy ladies, we have female wrestlers too!) Add 15 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping. 20 dollars for shipping outside of North America.

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    CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE III: Supporters at this level will receive a physical copy of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol. 2 signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler as well complete sets of Jerry "The King" Lawler's extremely limited edition Topps sketch cards from 2012, 2013 (very rare), and 2014 featuring WWE superstars. Individual cards are inserted in one out of every 24 packs, making them very rare and highly collectible. You'll also receive all the digital rewards from the lower tiers! Add 15 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping. 20 dollars for shipping outside of North America

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    WANNA BE A WRESTLER? (MID-CARD EDITION) Ever wanted to be a wrestler but hate all those Hindu squats? Well, have we got a deal for you, my friend! Supporters at this level will have their likeness used to create a professional wrestler that will be an ongoing character in Headlocked: The Last Territory! You'll also receive an 8 x 11 sketch of your character drawn by artist Michel Mulipola and a special one-of-a-kind print of a panel in which your character appears! Supporters at this level will also receive a physical copy of Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol 2 signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler as well as a Headlocked: T-shirt! You'll also receive all the digital rewards from the lower tiers! (Don't be shy ladies, we have female wrestlers too!) Add 15 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping. 20 dollars for shipping outside of North America.

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    WANNA BE A WRESTLER (TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION) After the events of volume one, we pretty much have to take the belts off The Wreck Brothers...those guys are jerks!

    So why shouldn't it be you?

    Let's be honest, you're a superstar, right? I know it, you know it....and now the whole world will know it! I'll make you the champ! One lucky supporter will have their likeness used to create a professional wrestler that will be ongoing characters in Headlocked: The Last Territory and not only that...you'll be one half of the tag team champions for at least one issue! You'll also receive an 8 x 11 sketch of your character drawn by artist Michel Mulipola and a special one-of-a-kind print of a panel in which your character appears (with the belts, natch')! Supporters at this level will also receive a physical copy of Headlocked: The Last Territory signed by writer Michael Kingston and Jerry "The King" Lawler as well as a Headlocked: T-shirt! You'll also receive all the digital rewards from the lower tiers! Add 15 dollars for Canadian/Mexican Shipping. 20 dollars for shipping outside of North America.

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