Following her recent Raw debut, WWE Superstar Asuka is set to make her mark in Boom! Studios’ WWE comic book with a four-part storyline showcasing the Empress of Tomorrow’s rise from NXT to the main WWE roster. The arc will feature as a back-up story beginning in WWE #14, which also begins a new story based around the groundbreaking Women’s Evolution.
Writer Tini Howard (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink) and artist Hyeonjin Kim (Sisters of Sorrow) spotlight Asuka’s rise through the ranks of NXT beginning February 2018 when the issue goes on sale. From Osaka, Japan, Asuka recently debuted on WWE Monday Night RAW after serving as the undefeated NXT Women’s Champion for almost two years.
“My story follows Asuka from her debut in NXT to RAW where she is today,” says writer Tini Howard. “I can’t help but love Asuka—she’s a larger-than-life character that has captivated the WWE Universe around the world.”
“Nobody is ready for Asuka—in the ring, no one can match the powerful Empress of Tomorrow,” adds artist Hyeonjin Kim. “It’s a thrilling experience to be able to draw her sheer force on paper. I hope the readers can feel the action.”
“It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a Superstar start their career with an undefeated streak that spanned over one hundred matches,” says Chris Rosa, Associate Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Once Asuka’s debut on the Monday Night RAW roster was announced for TLC, it was clear the time was now to tell her story, and Tini and Hyeonjin are the perfect team to do it.”
WWE #14 goes on sale in February 2018.