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Details On Headlocked Writer Appearing At C2E2 With Special Guests, Tino Sabatelli Arrives At The Arnold (Video)

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(Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)


Headlocked comic writer Michael Kingston will be making an appearance at this weekend’s Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) along with special guests Mick Foley, Ken Anderson, Gene Okerlund, and 2016 WWE Hall of Fame inductee The Godfather. The following was issued to Wrestlezone: 

Michael Kingston, creator of “Headlocked,” the most widely read and critically acclaimed pro wrestling-themed comic book series, returns to C2E2 this weekend in Chicago.

Kingston, along with special guests Mick Foley, Ken Anderson, Gene Okerlund, and The Godfather will be in Booth 1631 Friday, March 18th through Sunday, March 20th.  Kingston will also be leading a panel on Friday at 6:30pm in Room S401, where he will be joined by Mick Foley, Ken Anderson and comic book artist, Chicago’s own, Jill Thompson. They will be discussing Kingston’s new book, pro wrestling, all things comics and, announcing the launch of the next “Headlocked” Kickstarter campaign. 

If you’re going to C2E2, please stop by and say hello!

About “Headlocked”:

“Headlocked” is the story of a Mike Hartmann, a college theater major that unexpectedly falls in love with professional wrestling as a performance art…so much so, that he drops out of school to pursue this dream. The story is one-half an examination of the craft of wrestling through the eyes of a performance artist and one-half coming-of-age story as Hartmann must navigate the seedy underbelly of a business that hasn’t evolved much since it’s carnival days. 

The art in the book is done mostly by wrestlers…with the covers done by WWE Hall of Famer, Jerry “The King” Lawler and current interior artist, Michel Mulipola (a Samoan wrestler from New Zealand that wrestles as the masked Liger). 

Famous Contributors to the “Headlocked” comic book series:

Jerry “The King” Lawler – cover artist (Vol. 1-3) 


Shane Helms (Vol. 2)

Rob Van Dam (Vol. 2)

Christopher Daniels (Vol. 2)

AJ Styles (Vol. 3)

John Morrison (Vol. 3)

Frankie Kazarian (Vol. 3) 


Booker T (Vol. 3) 

Tony Atlas (Vol. 3)

Ken Anderson (Vol. 2)

Sam Shaw (Vol. 2)

Sinn Bodhi (Vol. 2)

Caylen Croft (Vol. 3) 


Judah Friedlander (vol. 2)

Ron Funches (vol. 3) 

Tino Sabatelli

The following video features NXT star Tino Sabatelli appearing at last weekend’s Arnold Sports Festival: