Written by: Kevin Panetta
Illustrated by: Kendall Goode & Serg Acuña
Colors by: Serg Acuña & Danny Sànchez Chaves
Letters by: Jim Campbell
This week is perhaps the most important week for professional wrestling in modern times. AEW has their premiere show on TNT on Wednesday October 2nd, NXT goes live on the USA Network for 2 hours in the same timeslot, and Smackdown premieres on FOX for the very first time on Friday October 5th. The landscape is changing and it’s an extremely exciting time to be a fan. Boom! Studios has had an amazing and very successful run publishing WWE comics in the past few years, so it only makes sense that they’d put out a book to commemorate Smackdown’s move to FOX.
The year 2019 has been about the meteoric rise of both Becky Lynch and Kofi Kingston, so this issue follows both of them as they make their way to the 20th anniversary celebration of Smackdown. We get a really fun story between Becky Lynch and the Iiconics, dealing with the constant push and pull in the WWE between the modern day stars and the legends of the past. We also get a story of Kofi Kingston and the rest of the New Day in a struggle to make it to the arena through LA traffic.
Overall this book is a pretty good time and a fun look at some superstars in the lead up to Smackdown’s debut on FOX. It’s a great time to be a fan of wrestling and this story is a fun one to read to get you excited for Friday.