Codename: Ric Flair: Magic Eightball #1
Illustrated by: Rafael Loureiro
Written by: James Haick III
Release date: April 5, 2023
*Minor Spoilers Ahead
The Nature Boy Ric Flair, the Rolex wearing, diamond ring wearing, kiss stealing, wheelin’ dealin’, limousine ridin’ jet flyin’ son of a gun who is regarded by many as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, finally has his own comic series! This brand-new original comic details his fact-or-fiction forays as an international superspy in the 1980s and 1990s. The series purports that Flair, who did in fact travel around the world for wrestling matches, was also a secret agent for the US government, using his persona as the ultimate wrestling heel as the perfect cover. Codename Ric Flair: Magic Eightball follows one of Flair’s missions in the late 1980’s.
As an avid, long time wrestling fan I was crazy excited when I saw the pre-order show up for Codename: Ric Flair: Magic Eightball #1 in Diamond Comics. I mean, Ric Flair as a 1980s super spy? That’s a no brainer! Okay maybe it’s a little akin to the 1960s Santo comics and films where El Santo is a famous wrestler by day but moonlights as a superhero fighting vampires, robots and mummies and more by night, sometimes with other well known luchadores by his side, sometimes we got the Blue Demon or El Medico and Mil Mascaras, and sometimes all three!
I can see a Codename: Ric Flair series going on for a while, whether it was printed as an ongoing series or various limited series a-la Hellboy, heck even just a series of one shots over time. I am sure that Scout Comics could reach out to tons of wrestling legends and Hall of Famers who worked with the Nature Boy back in the day when this series takes place and acquire license to use their perspective characters alongside Ric Flair. That’s just my two cents. With that being said I hope you like my review of Codename: Ric Flair: Magic Eightball #1.
The legendary professional wrestler, Ric Flair, has finally been given his own comic series, Codename Ric Flair: Magic Eightball. The comic series details his supposed double life as an international superspy during the 1980s and 1990s.
Flair, who is widely regarded as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, held the World Heavyweight Championship a record 16 times across various wrestling promotions like NWA, WWF, WWE, and WCW. He was known for his flamboyant personality, signature catchphrases, and his persona as the ultimate wrestling heel.
The comic series, created by James Haick III and Rafael Loureiro, purports that Flair’s wrestling persona was the perfect cover for his secret agent missions for the US government. The first issue follows one of his missions in the late 1980s.
Flair has always been an enigmatic character, and the comic series promises to add a new layer to his already fascinating character. The comic also features Flair’s signature catchphrases like “Wooooooo!” and “To be the man, you gotta beat the man!” that fans have come to love.
The artwork in the comic is stunning, with the illustrations capturing Flair’s larger-than-life personality and his extravagant lifestyle. The comic also features some of Flair’s contemporaries from the wrestling world, adding a nostalgic touch to the story.
The release of Codename Ric Flair: Magic Eightball has generated a lot of excitement among wrestling fans and comic book enthusiasts alike. The comic series is a must-read for fans of Flair and anyone looking for an action-packed adventure story.
In conclusion, Codename Ric Flair: Magic Eightball is a fitting tribute to the Nature Boy, showcasing his charisma, athleticism, and his alleged secret agent skills. The comic series is a fun ride that will leave readers entertained and wanting more. Wooooooo!
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Codename Ric Flair: Magic Eightball - The Nature Boy's Secret Spy Adventures!
Colors - 8.5
Design - 9
Illustration - 9
Narrative - 9
Subplot - 10
Follow the Nature Boy in his supposed career as a secret agent for the US government in the 1980s and 1990s as he figure four leg locks the bad guys into submission.
Series: Codename Ric Flair: Magic Eightball | Illustrated by Rafael Loureiro