Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 3 years ago

    Ahh, regional wrestling. Beech Bend Park with Ric Flair, Macho Man Randy Savage, Jerry “The King” Lawler and The Fabulous Fargo Brothers. My fraternity brother who majored in mixology, would serve 50 cent drinks after church for the 1 P.M. TV show. His chapter house room was a bar. Ha ha, sorority girls came for the drinks.

  2. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 3 years ago

    Does Gil have double EES or is that crow’s feet? In P3 Herk looks faaaaabulous!

  3. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, over 3 years ago

    Reminds me of a guy that used to wrestle around these parts called “Cowboy” Bob Ellis. And the guy wearing the mask, that look say too familiar as well. Still, why did Gil get called in on this one? Foley’s record may be a little tarnished right now, but I still think you’d want a lawyer.

  4. Mr Reality

    Mr Reality said, over 3 years ago

    In all reality, the look in Gil s eyes tells it all. He also has a bad cut on his face maybe an electric razor might help.

  5. Pat Murray

    Pat Murray said, over 3 years ago

    The masked wrestler could be Mr. X, Dr. X, the Masked Assassin, the Masked Destroyer, etc. One thing is four sure, he was introduced as “Hailing from parts unknown; weight unknown.”

  6. sdebarr

    sdebarr said, over 3 years ago

    @Pat Murray

    That Parts Unknown is a real wrestling hotbed, many pros came from that town

  7. sdebarr

    sdebarr said, over 3 years ago

    The authors being from Detroit, is it a takeoff on Dick the Bruiser?

  8. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago

    Dick the Bruiser was also very big in St. Louis, along with Pat O’Connor (from Wellington, New Zealand), Black Jack Lanza (and his manager, Pretty Boy Bobby Heenan), Gene Kiniski, Rufus R. Jones (master of the Atomic Head Butt), the Funk brothers (including Dory Funk Jr.) and Baron Von Roschke with the Iron Claw.

  9. Teh

    Teh GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Wrestling at the Chase annnounce Larry Matysik has written books about St Louis wrestling.

  10. Wiseguy1130

    Wiseguy1130 said, over 3 years ago

    @chiphilton Black Jack Lanza was originally Cowboy Jack Lanza. Excellent wrestler, but then he became Black Jack and was actually more of an attraction as a “bad guy”. Also Vern Gagne, Crusher, Mad Dog Vachon, and the tag team of Pretty Boy Larry Hennig and Handsome Harley Race. Almost forgot Reggie Parks, the “Man with a steel stomach”. And the “very capable Kenny Jay”, who was the “patsie” that all the villains beat.

  11. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, over 3 years ago

    So now I suppose Pop has early dementia (thus the subwich order reminder) and actually believes that he’s Sheriff Johnny Blaze?

  12. lewandow

    lewandow said, over 3 years ago

    Where I lived it was Larry The Axe Henning. He also ran a real estate office the next town over.

  13. kdizzle

    kdizzle said, over 3 years ago

    Paul “The Butcher” Vachon was Mad Dog’s brother and tag team partner. Kenny Jay also went by The Sodbuster. My favorites were The Crusher – the Man Who Made Milwaukee Famous and partner of Dick The Bruiser, and Bull Bullinski

  14. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago


    I remember when he was Cowboy Jack Lanza — used to wear a hat and a vest (no shirt, just a vest) into the ring.

  15. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago


    I’ve heard of that book. Have to check it out some day.

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