So this is the first of three posts where I shall introduce you to three different comics about lady wrestlers, each with a different art style and tone. I will also post a few sample pics from each.
(I was originally going to do all three in one post but for the sake of bandwidth and sanity, I split it up.)
Grappling Gertie - UK - 1989
More pics and info after the breakThis is that rarest of things, a British comic about womens' wrestling. So far as I know, there have been precisely two published. This, in 1989, and the belated prequel "Grappling Gertie's Schooldays" four or five years later.
The story is uniquely British. Two pupils at an exclusive girls boarding school accidentally discover that their teacher is moonlighting as a wrestler. And blackmail her.
In return for keeping quiet about Gertrude Williams' alter ego "Leopard Lily" they get an easy ride through school, excused Games and some lessons in grappling to help deal with the school bully.
But when it looks like Gerties secret might come to light, our heroines have to come up with a cunning plan to save her bacon.