Comixology Originals Presents Hard Style Juice!

Comixology Originals Presents A Hard-Hitting, Pro-Wrestling Crime Comic Book Series

The Worlds of Pro-Wrestling and Family Business Collide This April in HARD STYLE JUICE!

By Writer Clay McCormack and Artist Ricardo López-Ortiz

April 4, 2024—New York, NY—The worlds of pro-wrestling and family crime drama collide in Hard Style Juice!, a new comic book series from writer Clay McCormack (Batman White Knight Presents: Red Hood, Redline, Poser) artist Ricardo López-Ortiz (The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1, Black Panther vs Deadpool). This hard-hitting crime series features colors by Heather Moore and lettering by AW’s DC Hopkins, with edits by Jasmine Amiri. Hard Style Juice! enters the ring April 16, 2024, from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.

Wrestling is big business in arenas across the country, and for the Castros, it’s the family business. “King” Castro is the patriarch of the family, he’s also the manager, booker, promotor, MC, and owner of the local independent wrestling promotion KCPW. His daughter, Ramonita “Mona” Castro, has dreams of going to business school, but also has a penchant for wrestling. And his son, Rey Castro, is the star. A real showman, Rey is known as the “King of the Death Match,” and he’s on the verge of getting a contract to go pro.


But when a shocking in-ring death occurs, it sends the family spiraling out of control, and down the path of revenge as one big question looms: Was it an accident or was it murder?

“Pro-wrestling and comic books have always felt like two sides of the same coin for me, so combining the two was a no-brainer,” says writer Clay McCormack. “Hard Style Juice! is a crime drama, but instead of organized crime the family is dedicated to the glitz and spectacle of professional wrestling.”

Hard Style Juice! is the underdog sports story I’ve always wanted to tell,” says artist Ricardo López-Ortiz. “I’m bringing all the high-octane energy and fluid motion you’d expect from a comic with the title Hard Style Juice!

Wrestling built the Castro family, and now it’s about to tear it apart. The 5-part Comixology Originals series Hard Style Juice! makes its entrance this April.


About the Creators:

Clay McCormack is a writer and artist known for his work on Batman White Knight Presents: Red Hood, as well as Redline from Oni Press, Poser from Waxwork Comics, and Night Moves from IDW, among others. He’s also the writer/artist of Bloody Hel, a graphic novel brought to life by a very successful crowdfunding campaign, published by A Wave Blue World. In addition to his comics work, he’s been a guest or co-host on many podcasts. He is kept in line by his friend Plissken, a big, white dog who has had surprisingly little ink spilled on him over the years.

Ricardo López Ortiz is a Brooklyn, NY based comic book artist and illustrator hailing from Puerto Rico. He’s most known for his work on DC Comics’; The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 (2022), Ghost- Maker (2021) and American Vampire 1976 (2021), TKO Presents’; THE PULL (2020), Marvel’s; War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1 (2019), Black Panther vs Deadpool (2018), Weapon X (2018), Totally Awesome Hulk Monsters Unleashed (2017) and Civil War 2: KIngpin (2016) as well as KILLBOY (2020), Hit- Girl: Colombia (2017), WOLF (2016) and ZERO (2014) for Image Comics.


About Comixology Originals:

Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line is available at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and Comixology Unlimited, and for purchase at amazon.com/comixology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of more than 3,000 digital books, magazines, comics, and more – all at no additional cost to their Prime membership. Kindle Unlimited gives customers access to more than 4 million digital titles, including thousands of audio books and comics, plus current magazines for just $11.99 a month with a free trial period at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. Comixology Unlimited offers over 45,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a free trial at amazon.com/comixologyunlimited.

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