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The comic biography of Leaping Lanny Poffo, brother of Macho Man Randy Savage and a wrestling legend in his own right!
138 backers pledged $5,038 to help bring this project to life.

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The Genius Refridgerator Magnet
The Genius Refridgerator Magnet

 

At $5000, all (non-PDF) Backers receive a die-cut 3" refrigerator magnet:

Why Wrestling Comics?  

Like any endeavor, professional wrestling, beneath all the bluster and spectacle, is built of people, real ones with real lives, real challenges, and real triumphs. The Genius Lanny Poffo delves behind the curtain of entertainment to reveal the full story of this charismatic, gifted athlete, even as it explores the wider world of pro wrestling from his perspective.

THE COMIC

The Genius Lanny Poffo is the authorized biography of the WWF legend and brother of the Macho Man Randy Savage, Lanny Poffo! At various times wielding the monikers Leaping Lanny and The Genius, his story is revealed in personal interviews with wrestling historian and writer John Crowther (Nikolai, The Killer Bees, Hacksaw Jim Duggan). The entire series is expertly illustrated by Rando Dixon and Alan McMillian, with colors by Andrew Pate. This is a one-shot story with 31 pages.

The Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover for The Genius Lanny Poffo - Available ONLY via this Kickstarter Campaign! A VERY Limited Number of Autographed Copies are Available!
The Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover for The Genius Lanny Poffo - Available ONLY via this Kickstarter Campaign! A VERY Limited Number of Autographed Copies are Available!

Renowned for his trademark poetry disparaging opponents (and, perhaps, the local fanbase...), as well as his high-flying wrestling style (he was one of the first to unleash the Moonsault and Senton Bomb on opponents), Lanny Poffo's career of 20+ years sprang from the Poffo family of wrestlers, including his father Angelo and his brother Randy. In this comic, follow his path to the world of sports entertainment and experience the poetry in motion and in words that personified The Genius Lanny Poffo!

The Standard Edition Cover for The Genius Lanny Poffo! A VERY Limited Number of SIGNED Copies are Available!
The Standard Edition Cover for The Genius Lanny Poffo! A VERY Limited Number of SIGNED Copies are Available!

WHY KICKSTARTER?

As independent creators with limited access to the mainstream comic market, we rely on Kickstarter to fund production and printing of our comics and to make them available to the comic-buying public. We have led TWENTY-EIGHT previous, successful Kickstarter campaigns for comic projects! We are experienced and reliable creators and purveyors of comics via Kickstarter. You will get what you pledge for and get it quickly.

 

The Magazine-Sized Edition of The Genius Lanny Poffo! VERY Limited in Number and AUTOGRAPHED!
The Magazine-Sized Edition of The Genius Lanny Poffo! VERY Limited in Number and AUTOGRAPHED!

THE PREVIEW

Poetry in motion!
Poetry in motion!

 

Early sports endeavors!
Early sports endeavors!

 

Big life decisions!
Big life decisions!

 

Forging the competitive spirit!
Forging the competitive spirit!

ADD-ON's

 

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Many Rewards are Extremely Limited, So Don't Hesitate!
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Risks and challenges

There are few to NO risks in the completion and fulfillment of this project. As the Kickstarter campaign launches, most pages are complete in terms of art, colors and lettering. Printing and distribution will commence within a few weeks of the campaign's end!

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    THE DIGITAL (PDF) COMIC

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    THE GENIUS LANNY POFFO Standard Cover

    Something for you to touch, if it's not asking too much!

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    THE GENIUS LANNY POFFO Kickstarter Cover

    So very rare! Step up if you dare!

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    Wrestling Comics DIGITAL (PDF) Bundle

    Digital copies of EVERY Squared Circle Comic - Nikolai 1 & 2, The Killer Bees 1, Hacksaw Jim Duggan 1 & The Genius Lanny Poffo!

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    THE GENIUS 11x17 Poster & Comic

    The know-it-all hanging on YOUR wall!

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    THE GENIUS BOTH COVERS BUNDLE

    Standard AND Exclusive! Our thanks shall be effusive!

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    THE PREMIER BACKER

    Your name - immortalized in the comic & a personalized 'Thank You' from writer John Crowther!

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    THE WRESTLING COMICS BUNDLE

    Why limit yourself to just one? Get them all and miss out on none!

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    • Hacksaw Jim Duggan 1 - Standard Cover
    • Nikolai 1 - Standard Cover
    • Nikolai 2 - Standard Cover
    • The Killer Bees 1 - Standard Cover
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    AUTOGRAPHED Classic 1990 Trading Card

    Lanny Poffo AUTOGRAPHED 1990 Titan Sports Classic WWF Card #32, featuring The Genius in his trademark cap and gown!

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    AUTOGRAPHED Classic 1990 Trading Card

    Lanny Poffo AUTOGRAPHED 1990 Titan Sports Classic WWF Card #85, featuring The Genius in action!

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    The AUTOGRAPH-EDITION Comic

    Kickstarter-Exclusive cover autographed by The Genius Lanny Poffo!

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    CLASSIC WRESTLING MAGAZINE AUTOGRAPHED

    September 1984 issue of Classic Wrestling Magazine featuring Lanny Poffo AUTOGRAPHED by The Genius!

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    • September 1984 issue of Classic Wrestling Magazine - AUTOGRAPHED
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    AUTOGRAPHED RARE 2009 TRADING CARD

    2009 Upper Deck Spectrum of the Stars RARE Red Autographed Trading Card!

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    AUTOGRAPHED The Genius 11x17 Poster

    Signed by The Genius himself and including the exclusive Kickstarter edition of the comic!

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    • The Genius Lanny Poffo - Kickstarter Cover
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    THE MAGAZINE-SIZED AUTOGRAPH COMIC

    A Magazine-Sized Edition of the Comic with Exclusive Cover - Autographed by The Genius Lanny Poffo!

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    THE POFFO FAMILY DVD - AUTOGRAPHED

    DVD - When Wrestling Was On The Marquee: The Poffo Family - AUTOGRAPHED by The Genius Lanny Poffo!

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    • DVD - When Wrestling Was On The Marquee: The Poffo Family
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    AUTOGRAPHED RED MORTARBOARD

    The Genius' signature graduation cap (9" square in classic red) AUTOGRAPHED by Lanny Poffo!

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    • Autographed Red Mortarboard
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    MEET & GREET with THE GENIUS

    Meet & Greet with The Genius Lanny Poffo at WrestleCon in New Orleans April 6 or 7! Includes an autograph and a photo op with The Genius! (Must provide own transportation and lodging.)

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    THE AUTOGRAPHED GENIUS BUNDLE

    Both the Standard & Kickstarter-Exclusive editions of The Genius Lanny Poffo, each AUTOGRAPHED by Lanny himself!

    Includes:
    • The Genius Lanny Poffo - Kickstarter Cover
    • The Genius Lanny Poffo - Standard Cover
    • Autograph by The Genius Lanny Poffo
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    AUTOGRAPHED BLACK MORTARBOARD

    The Genius' signature graduation cap (9" square in classic BLACK) AUTOGRAPHED by Lanny Poffo!

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    • Autographed Black Mortarboard
    • The Genius Lanny Poffo - Kickstarter Cover
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    THE ORIGINAL PAGE ART

    An original page of The Genius Lanny Poffo comic art (selected by us) as penciled/inked on 11" x 17" comic art board by Rando Dixon!

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    • Original Page Art (Our Choice) by Rando Dixon
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    RINGSIDE FAN APPEARANCE

    DC/Marvel artist Rich Perotta will draw YOU into our upcoming Rock'n'Roll Express Comic as a ringside fan during one of their matches. Your likeness will be drawn into one panel of the comic (no speaking lines). Your name will be included in Cast Credits inside the book.

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    • Ringside Fan Appearance in Rock'n'Roll Express 1
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    THE INTERIOR AD

    Full-Page, Interior Page Ad (PG-13 Content - Subject to Approval) in EVERY Copy of The Genius Lanny Poffo.

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    THE ORIGINAL LANNY POFFO POEM

    The Genius Lanny Poffo will write one of his signature poems just for YOU! This will be a unique composition, unduplicated!

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    LANNY POFFO ACTION FIGURE - AUTOGRAPHED

    Classic Superstars - Collector Series action figure by Jakks Pacific - Mint in Box. Autographed by The Genius!

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    • Classic Superstars - Collector Series LANNY POFFO Action Figure
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    THE WRESTLER FAN GUEST APPEARANCE

    Marvel/DC artist Rich Perotta will draw YOU into The Rock'n'Roll Express 1 as a working wrestler during one of the legendary tag team's matches. Your likeness will be drawn into at least two pages of the comic and may have speaking lines. Your name will be included in Cast Credits inside the comic.

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    THE INTERIOR BACK COVER AD

    Full-Page, Inside Back Cover Ad (PG-13 Content - Subject to Approval) in EVERY Copy of The Genius Lanny Poffo

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    THE COMPLETIST AUTOGRAPH BUNDLE

    Each version of the comic autographed by The Genius Lanny Poffo + many of the Kickstarter-exclusive items, including the Premier Backer designation!

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    • Autograph by The Genius Lanny Poffo
    • The Genius Lanny Poffo - Kickstarter Cover
    • The Genius Lanny Poffo - Standard Cover
    • The Genius Lanny Poffo - Magazine-Sized (8.25" x 10.75")
    • Autographed Red Mortarboard
    • Premier Backer Credit Inside The Genius Lanny Poffo
    • Thank You Note - Handwritten by Writer John Crowther
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    THE BACK COVER AD

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    THE ORIGINAL COVER/PRINT ART (STANDARD)

    Rando Dixon's pencil & ink drawing of the original cover art for the Poffo Family print (and the Standard Cover) of The Genius Lanny Poffo (on 11" x 17" comic board). One-of-a-Kind Art Opportunity!

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