Three years ago, WWE Books and also DK Publishing released the WWE Ultimate Super Star Guide. That publication featured over 200 superstar accounts of existing and former WWE ability, as well as featured pictures by Daz Tibbles.
On March 6th, WWE and also DK team up again to publish the WWE Ultimate Superstar Guide second Version. This edition is more of the exact same; it includes over 200 accounts of current and also previous stars. The large distinction right here, apart from the incorporation of stars who weren’& rsquo; t on the lineup in 2015 as well as the removal of other celebrities, is this set has abandoned the art in favor of utilizing genuine images.
I suched as the art in the first one. It advised me of the WWE All Stars video game as well as likewise looked like the Ultimate Wonder Personality Guide (also by DK) that I was a large fan of. Keeping that stated, I believe dumping the animation art will make this version have extra broader allure and relocate more towards being like a mini-encyclopedia.
This second edition also did away with the little symbols under the superstars name that revealed several of their achievements (Hall of Fame, centerpiece WrestleMania, champions won, and so on) and didn’& rsquo; t occupy much room. That’& rsquo; s really the only grievance I would certainly have because it was such a little point but really did contribute to the super star introductions. It’& rsquo; s a shame that it didn & rsquo; t return.
The photos over showcase how this book looks. There’& rsquo; s 208 pages, and also there is one wrestler (or group) profiled on each web page. These pages contain one broad view, one smaller sized picture, a super statistics area, some bit, and also a paragraph regarding the super star. Several of them have “& ldquo; did you know? & rdquo; boxes. It & rsquo; s the exact same style as the initial version, as well as it works effectively. It & rsquo; s a much better style than the DK published WWE Encyclopedias, but then those cover all the super stars (in addition to other stuff) and need to cover multiple celebrities per page.
Not everybody that showed up in the initial edition is covered in this one, and that’& rsquo; s to be expected. Most of the legends are still the exact same, however you won’& rsquo; t discover the similarity Jack Swagger, Zeb Colter, or Veronica Lane (as well as others naturally) in the second version. Why would you?
There is a noteworthy exception though, and also while I’& rsquo; m not a follower of the person it is still disappointing that the fabulous Hall of Famer Hunk Hogan is not included. He is just one of the most significant stars in the history of the sector and was the celebrity of 8 of the very first nine WrestleMania’& rsquo; s. He was additionally on the cover of the initial version. I get that it’& rsquo; s not the encyclopedia, which is basically the only point that will consist of the similarity Chris Benoit of all people, yet exactly how can Hogan not be covered when The Berzerker is? Also, no Bobby Heenan this time around.
One welcome enhancement that this version has that the initial does not is an index. They’& rsquo; re in alphabetical order (first name), so locating a specific super star is fairly easy anyway, yet an index is constantly nice to have.
As you would anticipate from the talented individuals at DK, it’& rsquo; s a well created and nice looking hardcover publication. It coincides size dimensions as the first version (7.6 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches), which is smaller sized than the usual WWE/DK hardbound which is nice. The book is written by Jake Black, that is a co-author of a WWE/DK book that’& rsquo; s set up to release in May(RAW: The Initial 25 Years).
The WWE Ultimate Super Star Guide 2nd Edition releases March 6th for a recommended retail price of $17 (you can and also should pre-order it currently on Amazon.com for $10.38). If you’& rsquo; re a wrestling follower or enthusiast of these books, then this is a must-own.
The Ultimate WWE Super Star Guide second Version obtains a 4 of five: EXCELLENT.
* A copy of this publication was supplied by the author for testimonial.
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