NEW SERIES BY WWE HALL OF FAMER MICK FOLEY HITS COMIC SHOPS NATIONWIDE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH!
NEW YORK, NY: Super Genius Comics, in partnership with WWE®, will be launching in comic book shops December 11, 2013 with WWE® SUPERSTARS #1, the first in a new ongoing series written by WWE®Hall of Famer and New York Times best-selling author Mick Foley. The series is the first collaboration to come out of a licensing deal between WWE®and Super Genius’ parent company, Papercutz Graphic Novels. The new series is already creating a buzz, with wrestling fans around the country referring to the launch date as “WWE-DNESDAY”.
“Wrestling fans are used to looking forward to Mondays and Fridays,” explained Super Genius Publisher Terry Nantier. “Now they have another day of the week to get excited about. We’re working closely with the WWEto ensure that these new comics tie in closely with the WWE storylines and the spirit of the franchise. These definitely aren’t your dad’s wrestling comics!”
“WWE’s Superstars are truly larger-than-life, with the kind of personality and raw power that makes a comics page crackle with excitement,” said Super Genius Editor-In-Chief Jim Salicrup. “It’s the kind of action and drama that’s just perfect for comics, and Mick Foley is just the WWE Legend we need to make it happen.”
The first issue will be sold with 4 collectors’ item variant covers by superstar creators Alitha (Iron Man, Batgirl) Martinez, also the series’ artist, Dean (The Fox, HBO’s Bored to Death) Haspiel, Michael (Walking Dead, Spartan X) Golden and Jill (Sandman, Scary Godmother) Thompson, with a special limited edition cover by Miran (The Crow, X-Files) Kim in select comic book shops across the country.
With extensive online buzz in the wrestling fan community, comic book fans shouldn’t be surprised to find their local shops even more crowded on a Wednesday than usual.
“The response from the WWE fans has been terrific,” enthused Super Genius VP of Marketing Sven Larsen. “Like traditional superhero fans they’re incredibly passionate about the athletes they follow. And it’s great to see that passion expressed in things like WWE-dnesday. I’m looking forward to seeing fans talking about ‘capes and costumes’ at one end of the comics rack and arguing about ‘heels and faces’ further down the aisle. It’s going to make for an exciting day on December 11th and plenty of other Wednesdays in the months to come!”
WWE®SUPERSTARS #1 by Mick Foley and Alitha Martinez is available in comic book shops nationwide on December 11th, 2013. To find a comic shop near you go to http://www.comicshoplocator.com/ or dial 1-888-COMIC BOOK. Digital copies will be available on a day and date release schedule at Comixology.