Scout Comics announced Codename: Ric Flair, featuring the superstar wrestling legend doing spy stuff.
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.
Richard Fliehr, a mild-mannered professional wrestler, almost dies in a small twin engine plane on the way to a regional wrestling match. The doctors not only save his life – they rebuild him better than before. Treatment makes him stronger than ever and Fliehr is reborn as Ric Flair aka The Nature Boy, who must now use his wrestling persona as cover while he works to save the world as a secret agent.
The first issue is titled “Magic Eightball” and takes place in the late 1980s. It is written by James Haick III and features art by Rafael Loureiro.
Codename: Ric Flair arrives in April 2023.