BOOM! Studios has announced plans to publish an original graphic novel retelling and elaborating on the fictional story of WWE's the Undertaker. First reported at ESPN, WWE: Undertaker will be written by sports journalist Chad Dundas and illustrated by Rodrigo Lorenzo.
"One of the big challenges is that he is such a unique character in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment," said BOOM! Studios editor Chris Rosa. "Even though he has gone through multiple phases, multiple looks during that career, he's been the one constant in that universe for almost 30 years."
The book plans to weave in the events seen on various WWF/WWE programming since the character's debut in 1990, as well as new elements to fill in the story.
"Undertaker was kind of a no-brainer, because his career encompasses the three major eras of modern WWE wrestling," said Dundas. "He's part of the classic early 90s era, he obviously a key part of the Attitude Era and he just wrestled at WrestleMania 34. There's no one else that really is that vital, regardless of if you're a recent convert to professional wrestling, or you're someone like me who's been watching it for 30 freaking years. You know the Undertaker."
This continues in a string of WWE comic books BOOM! has published in recent years, but it's not the first time the Undertaker has had his own book. In 1999, Chaos Comics' published an Undertaker ongoing series as well as a Undertaker Halloween Special.
BOOM! Studios' WWE: Undertaker is scheduled to be released in October.