The Match Continues! Over The Ropes: Broken Kayfabe is Now Available!

Our first Mad Cave Digital Exclusive, Over the Ropes: Broken Kayfabe, is now available, and we’ve got ringside seats to the action! All-star team Jay Sandlin (Djinn Hunter, World Class), Antonello Cosentino, and Francesco Segala (House of Slaughter, Firefly) reunite to present the return of our beloved wrestling series!

For fans of the physical formats, the trade paperback is included with your subscription! When you subscribe to a series through Mad cave’s website, you’ll receive all the digital issues monthly as they release, and at the end of the run have the full physical volume delivered straight to your doorstep! You can check out the details, along with our full offering of digital subscriptions, here!

Over The Ropes: Broken Kayfabe #1
1/100 Mad Cave Exclusive Variant by Will Robson
Limited to a print run of 100, Will Robson kicks Over the Ropes off with a bang with this Mad Cave Exclusive. If you’re quick, the first 50 readers to subscribe to Over the Ropes: Broken Kayfabe will receive this exclusive variant with their series subscription!

Author: Jay Sandlin – Artist: Antonello Cosentino –  Colorist: Francesco Segala – Letterer: Justin Birch

Synopsis: 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?


Writer, Jay Sandlin (He/Him)
Born in Florence, AL, Jay is a lifelong wrestling fan and was thrilled when Over the Ropes V1 became his first comic series to be released.

“Over the Ropes volume 1 was about beginnings and a climb to the top for the main character, Phoenix. In vol 2, Phoenix sits at the peak of the wrestling business. Will he thrive as the champ or become just another wrestling tragedy?”

Penciler, Antonino Cosentino (He/Him)
Born in Termini Imerese in 1992. Lives in Palermo and goes to Comic school in Palermo, he founded an artist collective, Ehm Autoproduzioni in 2014. Comic book artist for Ed. Inkiostro, Leviathan Labs 133art, Subsume, StrangerComics, Mad Cave Studios, Comics Experience. Among his recent works are Strongohold (133art), Over The Ropes (Mad Cave Studios), Madala (Ehm Autoproduzioni), and Flowers for Henry (Comics Experience).

“The first issue was full of action and twists, but you haven’t seen the rest yet! We can’t wait to give you lots of other blows and fun!”

Colorist, Francesco Segala (He/Him)
Born 1990. Lives in Rome and works at Studio Panopticon. Colorist for editors such as Editions Glenat, Darkhorse, Image comics, Boom! Studios, Editions Paquet, among his recent work are Firefly, Magic: the gathering, House of Slaughter (Boom! Studios), Prima spatia (Glenat), Qui a cassé Enigma (Nouveau Monde), Stranger Things (Darkhorse)

Quote: “First season was a blast for all of us, can’t wait to show you what we cooked for season 2. More fun, more blast, more power, more badass splash pages,more everything!”

– Colorist, Francesco Segala

Check out what critics are saying!

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“Over The Ropes #1 is a brilliant comic that perfectly embodies the world it lives in. It is also a fantastic continuation of the Over the Ropes story. It keeps the characters authentic, but it takes all of them to a different stage of their career.” -William Tucker
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“If you weren’t a pro-wrestling fan before, Over The Ropes: Broken Kayfabe might make you one! Aside from building off a great first chapter, the characters all have something going for them. If that’s not enough kayfabe, check out the grandstanding visuals. You will be on the edge of your seat from start to finish! The first issue deserves nothing less than 9/10.” - Jake Palermo,
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“A near perfect comic, a story that captures the imagination and almost hypnotic illustrations will leave you mesmerised throughout. I’m glad to see the return of this series and can’t wait to see how it develops. A definite must read for any wrestling fans out there.” - Dave Jones
Your ringside seats await! We’ve got a sneak peek at the action–check it out below!

Over The Ropes: Broken Kayfabe #1 is now available on our website and your favorite digital comic reade!. The printed #1s will be exclusively available on the Mad Cave site. You can pick up your very own physical copy here!

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