Asuka, The Empress of Tomorrow, Makes Her Debut in September 2018
BOOM! Studios and WWE today unveiled a first look at WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – INTO THE FIRE #1 from writer Dennis Hopeless (Jean Grey) and artist Hyeonjin Kim (Sisters of Sorrow), continuing the weekly event series on-sale in September 2018.
NXT has become WWE’s third global brand, and the launching pad for some of today’s biggest Superstars including Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss and many more.. Now, in WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – INTO THE FIRE #1, the spotlight shifts to the groundbreaking Women’s Division where Asuka, the Empress of Tomorrow, makes her debut. Fans will also learn the story behind Paige’s return to SmackDown Live, as she scouts NXT for potential allies.
“The Women of NXT helped changed the landscape of WWE and we’re thrilled to put the spotlight on Asuka,” said Chris Rosa, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “And for fans of Paige, you’ll learn just what she was doing before she made her WWE return with shocking new allies.”
Each issue of WWE: NXT TAKEOVER will focus on different Superstars from different eras of NXT:
- Week One – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – THE BLUEPRINT #1: Learn how WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes helped build this iconic brand in 2012.
- Week Two – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1: The Demon King, Finn Bálor, enters the NXT Universe and is confronted by Samoa Joe.
- Week Three – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – INTO THE FIRE #1: The Empress of Tomorrow, Asuka, begins her rise to the NXT Women’s Championship, and former Champion Paige returns to scout for potential allies.
- Week Four – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – REDEMPTION #1: Johnny Gargano and Shayna Baszler make the move to NXT and immediately leave their mark.
Each issue of WWE: NXT TAKEOVER features connecting variant covers by Marco D’Alfonso, along with main covers by Lucas Werneck (The Blueprint), Aaron Dana (Proving Ground), David Nakayama (Into The Fire) and Audrey Mok (Redemption).
WWE: NXT TAKEOVER is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to the critically-acclaimed licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Bone Parish, Abbott, Coda, Mech Cadet Yu and Klaus.
Print copies of WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1 will be available for sale on September 19th, 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.