Title: Nikolai # 1 Publisher: Inverse Press Writer: John E. Crowther Artist: Dell Barras Colorist: Andrew Pate Price: $ 3.99 US Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Website: www.inversepress.com Comments: The real-life tale of Nikolai Volkoff - his family history, his escape from the Soviet Bloc, & his rise to wrestling fame in the USA! Nikolai's grandfather was a man to be looked up to. He believed in doing what he thought was right. The art is rough. To much black ink is used as filler. Nikolai growing up trained to be an Electrician, Judo and weight lifting. Nikolai ends up defecting. He wants a better life and starts it off in Canada. And his story continues next issue. Nikolai is a man who goes after what he wants. The story is written as a real life documentary so its not overly exciting but it is interesting. If your a wrestling fan you will definitely enjoy learning more about one of the greats.
Title: Nikolai # 2 Publisher: Inverse Press Writer: John E. Crowther Artist/Cover: Dell Barras Colorist: Andrew Pate Price: $ 3.99 US Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Website: www.inversepress.com , www.squaredcirclecomics.com Comments: Nikolai comes to Canada. In Calgary, Canada Nikolai joined Stu Hart and was trained in the Dungeon. The Dungeon was the place to train to become a professional wrestler. The art is rough. More detail is needed. The muscles are drawn well. Nikolai as he enters professional wrestling is a instant hit. He is big and talented. Vince McMahon recruits Nikolai himself into the WWWF later to become WWE. This is the true life story of Nikolai Volkoff and his rise to stardom. He pushes himself to succeed. You can almost feel the hard work he puts into his success. Nikolai may be a villain as a wrestler but in real life he is a great man.