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Over The Ropes Vol. 2

Broken Kayfabe

Book #2 of Over The Ropes
Colorist Francesco Segala / Illustrated by Antonello Cosentino / Letterer Justin Birch
Published by Mad Cave Studios
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

The gloves come off when a rival promotion led by Jason’s father, Buddy Peacock, invades Explode. When the bell rings, it’s Phoenix vs. Peacock in a main event crowning a unified champion.

Welcome to volume two of Over the Ropes, the 1990’s pro-wrestling series. SFW’s hit TV show, Explode, takes the wrestling world by storm with champion, Phoenix, scoring big ratings while his girlfriend, Courtney, learns the ropes as new wrestler, Scorch. The gloves come off when a rival promotion led by Jason’s estranged father, Buddy Peacock, invades Explode. When Courtney’s injured, Jason must choose between family and fame in a bout with permanent stipulations. When the final bell rings, it’ll be Phoenix vs. Peacock-- father vs. son, in a main event crowning a unified champion. Will Phoenix rise again or lose it all in a puff of smoke?

About The Author

Jay Sandlin is a visionary writer and podcaster, as well as a history buff. Since self publishing his first anthology and picture book back in 2017, Jay has gone on to release Over The Ropes with Mad Cave Studios in 2019, and his first young adult graphic novel, World Class, under the Maverick imprint in 2022.

About The Illustrator

Living in Termini Imerese, Italy, Antonello Cosentino is a member of Ehm Autoproduzione. Aside from his work with Mad Cave Studios, he has also completed work for Edizione Inkiostro, and Leviathan Labs. He was also won several awards such as the 2018 Audaci Award for best webcomic and the 2019 Andrea Pazienza award for best scripting.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Mad Cave Studios (February 14, 2023)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781952303319

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"If you weren’t a pro-wrestling fan before, Over The Ropes: Broken Kayfabe might make you one! [...] You will be on the edge of your seat from start to finish!"

– Jake Palermo, Gutternaut

"Writer Jay Sandlin and artist Antonello Cosentino have stepped in the ring and are making it their own. Combining classic wrestling dramatic storyline with hard hitting action that doesn’t seem to stop. Not to mention a myriad of possible wrestling plot twists."

– Martin Sexton, Geek Vibes Nation

"For me, Mad Cave Studios is synonymous with both versatility and a great time. OVER THE ROPES: BROKEN KAYFABE is a great example of all of this."

– Tara Woolfolk, Geeks WorldWide

"Over The Ropes has awesome art that brilliantly encapsulates the spectacle of wrestling."

– William Tucker, But Why Tho

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