EL SANTO the biggest name in Lucha Libre and Nuclear Blast Records have teamed up to release a San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) exclusive lithograph at this year’s event. The lithograph will only be available on sale at the Nuclear Blast booth at Comic-Con with limited quantities (booth #501). The lithograph was design by artist Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Hatebreed).
EL HIJO DEL SANTO and SANTO JR will be in attendance for a signing session on Saturday, June 23rd at 1pm at the Nuclear Blast Records booth.
EL HIJO DEL SANTO comments:
“Hello to all my friends reading, I want to express how proud and honored I feel about assisting such an event as the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2016. I’m very grateful to my friends Oscar and Gerardo Martinez, whom along with the Nuclear Blast team made my participation on this amazing event possible. I hope you enjoy Comic-Con as much as I know I will and I hope that you come around the booth where I’ll be signing autographs and taking pictures. I’m really looking forward to my arrival at San Diego and share with all of you the surprises and everything that will be going on in SDCC16. I’ll see you all there! Long Live San Diego Comic-Con!”
Santo Jr adds:
“I’m finally assisting Comic-Con! It’s always been a dream of mine attend SDCC16 and I’m really excited about sharing this with EL HIJO DEL SANTO! We have some great news about EL SANTO and you just HAVE to be there. We’ll be doing some CC exclusive t-shirts with JSR Merchandising that you can’t miss. I just can’t wait to get there, I’m truly looking forward to having a great time in SDCC16 with my friends and I hope to see you all there. It will be just like X-Mass in July!”
ABOUT EL SANTO:
Without a doubt EL SANTO is the biggest name in all of Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling). Debuting in 1934, EL SANTO became the biggest name in the sport of Lucha Libre. Expanding his greatness not only on the wrestling ring but on the silver screen, he starred in nearly 100 films that dealt with vampire women, werewolves, criminals and many more. His popularity and charisma with people was so massive that his movies became instant hits with the people and not to mention regarded as the #1 most iconic Mexican wrestler of all time. EL SANTO passed away in 1984 but not before passing the torch his son and heir to the throne; EL HIJO DEL SANTO. Debuting in 1982 EL HIJO DEL SANTO had a huge responsibility to carry with the legendary Silver mask and the name that people grew up with, but like a true real life hero he took the challenge head on and has been able to forge an illustrious career on and off the wrestling ring. EL HIJO DEL SANTO has been able to take Lucha Libre to a whole new level. He has taken the sport to different countries on numerous occasions and most notable for the first time ever in history had a wrestling event at the world known Louvre Museum in Paris France, where he was one of the contenders. Regarded as one of the best ever in the sport and respected by his peers, EL HIJO DEL SANTO has been able to decorate his career with many records, championships and achievements. As EL HIJO DEL SANTO’s wrestling career is coming to an end his son SANTO JR is taking on the challenge his father once had and continuing the legacy of the Silver Masked Man and promising to take the third generation of this character and tradition to new levels.
ABOUT NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS
Independently owned for 29 years and counting, Nuclear Blast Records is synonymous with the worldwide advancement of heavy metal, extreme music, and hard rock. Founded in Donzdorf, Germany in 1987 by Markus Staiger, and headed in the US at the Los Angeles office for over a dozen years by Gerardo Martinez. Nuclear Blast boasts a roster of over 100 bands representing eighteen countries. Their satellite office in Los Angeles has helped build the label’s trusted global reputation with numerous Billboard album chart entries, high-profile tours, and continual signings of new & heritage acts.