It's a reunion WWE fans hope will happen at some point in the future, but for now, the former members of the Shield -- Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns -- are forging their own paths, each in a different title match at this Sunday's SummerSlam event on the WWE Network.
In comic books, though, it's a slightly different story. In November's "WWE: Then. Now. Forever." one-shot, the first full issue of BOOM! Studios' licensing deal with WWE, the three members are standing peacefully in three separate, interlocking covers illustrated by "Klaus" artist Dan Mora. CBR has the exclusive first look at all three covers.
The one-shot, which also collects the special one-page comics released last month at Comic-Con International in San Diego, features an all-new 20-page story titled "The Breaking of the Shield," revealing the back-story behind Rollins' betrayal of his brothers at the urging of Triple H and the Authority.
"Here at BOOM! we're thrilled to be a part of WWE's return to the comic book medium," BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon said when the partnership was initially announced. "The WWE Universe is a passionate fanbase, and we aim to provide them with the comic series they've always wanted -- a series featuring their favorite Superstars and storylines, a series that highlights the incredible history of the brand. An authentic series that matters."
"WWE: Then. Now. Forever.," by writer Dennis Hopeless and artists Dan Mora and Daniel Bayliss, arrives in November. Here's solicitation text:
WWE: THEN. NOW. FOREVER. #1
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artists: Dan Mora, Daniel Bayliss
Main Cover A: Dan Mora
Intermix Cover B: Eric Powell
Main Cover C: Dan Mora
Intermix Cover D: Juan Doe
Main Cover E: Dan Mora
Intermix Cover F: MatÃas Bergara
Forever Incentive G: Frazer Irving
Building off the buzz from the partnership announcement prior to San Diego Comic-Con 2016, WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1 delivers authentic Sports Entertainment featuring WWE Superstars to comic readers!
This oversized issue contains the WWE SDCC 2016 one-page comics along with a wealth of new content, celebrating the versatility and diversity of WWE throughout its various eras.
Includes the 20-page story "The Breaking of the Shield," where Seth Rollins chose to betray his brothers Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns at the behest of Triple H and the Authority.