In what will likely become a regular feature—in some way, shape or form—on EoP, here’s a comic cover I am highlighting simply due to its inclusion of luchadores!
Moon Knight #29
The issue is written by Mike Benson and this whole south of the border arc has featured some incredible art by Jefte Palo (most notable for his work on Black Panther with Jason Aaron during “Secret Invasion”). The cover is by Gabriele Dell’Otto.
I have been flipping through the recent issues of this book mainly for Palo’s great, gritty interiors and got kind of giddy when it dawned on me that luchadores had to be involved—which led to this awesome cover, so early giddiness justified as I’m now a happy man.
“Why do you love lucha libre so much?” you loyal readers are undoubtedly asking yourselves. Well, maybe it’s because I grew up a WCW fan and was very into wrestling when WCW had its huge luchador boom back in the late ’90s. Maybe it’s because there is an enthralling element of mythic tradition surrounding these wrestlers and their masks. And maybe it’s because they can do f–king hurricanranas!
Whatever it is, I love these guys! Stay tuned and I am sure I’ll come up with a better explanation for why I think lucha libre is fantastic, but for now, just know it is something that endlessly fascinates me and I will post about it occasionally.