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Titan Publishing To Launch WWE Comics

Wrestling fans can now read about their favorite personalities.



Titan Publishing announced that they've formed a partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment®.  The partnership will result in WWE comics with twenty issues produced and distributed to comic retailers and specialty stores in the US and Canada.  The flagship title will be WWE Heroes and will feature WWE Superstars and Divas.  The first issue will be on sale on March 23, 2010.  The series will take the WWE personalities beyond the spotlight of the squared ring into a brand new fictional universe.

“Each week more than 1.6 million teens watch WWE programming on television in the U.S.  This is an important demographic for the comic book industry and vital for a successful launch in the industry,” stated Ned Hartley, Editor, WWE Heroes.  “We've got some truly amazing stories to tell - our first issue is going to blow you away! The "in-your-face, no-holds-barred" attitude of the WWE works so well as a comic, we just can't wait for people to see the great surprises that we've got in store."

WWE Heroes series features Superstars Triple H®, Undertaker®, Randy Orton®, Batista®, Shawn Michaels®, Big Show®, John Cena®, CM Punk®, Kane®, Edge®, Chris Jericho®, Matt Hardy®, Rowdy Roddy Piper™, Carlito™, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler® and Kelly Kelly®.  WWE Heroes will be written by Keith Champagne, who has written comics such as Justice Society Of America, Green Lantern Corps and Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters.  The art will be by Andy Smith who has worked for publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image, Acclaim and CrossGen Entertainment.  Liam Sharp has been commissioned to do an alternate cover for issue #1 that will only be available at comic stores.
 
Issue #1 will reveal an eternal rivalry set against the backdrop of the history of WWE.  Why is the ruthless Shadow King so obsessed with WWE? What is the reason for his eternal and supernatural war with the Firstborn? And could his ancient opponent really be a member of the WWE roster?
 


Are you a wrestling fan?  What are your thoughts on wrestling and this comic?
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Posted by cold_fuzion

As a fan of both wrestling and comics, I will say this: No thank you.

Posted by MichaeltheFly

No thanks

Posted by FLStyle

Oh dear.

Posted by SirSparkington

Wow. Just wow.
Posted by johnny_spam

Boo! I've seen when WWE tries other things besides wrestling and they fail spectacularly.

Posted by brc2000

Haha. It was bound to happen eventually.

Posted by Green ankh

 

 

Cool for Wrestling fans.  maybe

Posted by Shanana

Right so i can watch them turn John Cena into a Real life Captain America? I'll pass lol

Posted by Namor1987

I knew about this yesterday & it sounds like it will be 1 of those series that goes for about 5-10 issues then gets killed off like Young X-Men but WWE has been slipping with its PG Rating these past few years plus Im a fan of both comics & wrestling & say this comic will be an EPIC FAIL as yall say. PS TNA is better
Posted by Shanana
@Namor1987 said:
. PS TNA is better "

Hardly, but it's your opinion =]
Posted by Plaguetouch83

wwe is really stupid

Posted by johnny_spam
@Green ankh said:
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Cool for Wrestling fans.  maybe

"

Not really.
Posted by Obsurity

I was a wrestling fan growing up as a kid. I remember the former company Chaos Comics did this years ago especially the Undertaker where they made him into a supernatural being. I had no interest in a WWE comic then and still don't. The WWE has tried bodybuilding federation, XFL, movies and comics which enjoyed little sucess.... McMahon should stick to what he knows.

Posted by Namor1987
@Sha said:
" @Namor1987 said:
. PS TNA is better "
Hardly, but it's your opinion =] "

Ik but you do know WWE is in a weakend state perhaps it most vulnerable because Shane quits in 2010 because of an arguement with his dad Vince McMahon & Linda quit to run for Congress or Senate & Mr. McMahon has been getting really pissed backstage at how theirs been a lack of young talent being turned into the next big stars. Plus TNA has Hogan, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Hernandez, Eric Young, The Motor City Machine Guns & Beer Money just to name a few plus old guys like Team 3D, Scott Steiner, Kurt Angle, Sting, & Kevin Nash steering them in the right direction
Posted by #1

Still even with those Names, WWE is putting up higher ratings than TNA, regardless of the Talent. then you look at the TNA roster and they don't have a face of the brand. Maybe Samoa Joe or AJ stlyes, but.
 
Hogan- WWE
Scott Stenier- Wwe
3d- wwe
Angle- wwe
nash wwe
sting? Wcw but it's owned by WWE
 
Hogan's appearance gave TNA the lowest ratings in years. This isn't a wwe thread so i won't go in detail.

Posted by LP
FAILTASTIC
Posted by TheOmegaMan

Wrestling is so last millenium. They do the exact same thing week in and week out...But if it gets more people into comics, that aspect might be cool.
Posted by Namor1987
@#1 said:
"Still even with those Names, WWE is putting up higher ratings than TNA, regardless of the Talent. then you look at the TNA roster and they don't have a face of the brand. Maybe Samoa Joe or AJ stlyes, but.  Hogan- WWE Scott Stenier- Wwe 3d- wwe Angle- wwe nash wwe sting? Wcw but it's owned by WWE  Hogan's appearance gave TNA the lowest ratings in years. This isn't a wwe thread so i won't go in detail. "

true but AJ has been the face of TNA since the beginning bc they use him everywhere
Posted by Bobby X

I honestly can't believe professional fake fighting is still around, so these "books" come as a big surprise to me.
Posted by Namor1987
@Bobby X said:
"I honestly can't believe professional fake fighting is still around, so these "books" come as a big surprise to me. "
Yes its fake & will probably be around till we die but so are comics. Comics & wrestling have alot in common wasnt you get past the surface & start looking at the similarities 
Posted by Nyogtha

I wouldn't even buy it based on how horrible the artwork is.

Posted by The WeatherMan

Anything to score a buck these days eh? Lol I would definitely say no.
Posted by mv

Wrestling comic fail

Posted by goldenkey

My nephew is a wrestling freak.  He has a Rey Mysterio costume, but he's a chubby little kid and when he puts it on he looks more like Nacho Libre'.  Rey Mysterio makes his costumes look like super hero costumes.

Posted by danhimself

every single comic book I've ever read that was based on a real person came off as campy

Posted by inferiorego

::slow sarcastic applause::

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Posted by JThree47693

Umm....I think they should have kept this to theirselves. Its a nice idea, but from reading those few little snippets, it seems really boring.
Posted by solocup
@Namor1987 said:
" @Bobby X said:
"I honestly can't believe professional fake fighting is still around, so these "books" come as a big surprise to me. "
Yes its fake & will probably be around till we die but so are comics. Comics & wrestling have alot in common wasnt you get past the surface & start looking at the similarities  "
Now that i think about it they do have a lot in common, but it doesn't mean it will work...
Posted by inferiorego

I just wrote a scene for the new issue:
 
1 - TRIPLE H slams RANDY ORTON into the wrestling mat.
 
HHH: Did you not realize my power? It is x-treme! Bow before me.
 
2 - RANDY lay on the mat, eyes closed.
 
3- RANDY opens his eyes and screams.
 
RANDY: I'll never bow before you!
 
4- RANDY kicks HHH in the crotch.
 
HHH: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
RANDY: HAHAHA! Yes! The belt is mine!
 
 
I hope you guys think it's on-par.

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Posted by burr787
@inferiorego said:
" I just wrote a scene for the new issue:  1 - TRIPLE H slams RANDY ORTON into the wrestling mat.  HHH: Did you not realize my power? It is x-treme! Bow before me.  2 - RANDY lay on the mat, eyes closed.  3- RANDY opens his eyes and screams.  RANDY: I'll never bow before you!  4- RANDY kicks HHH in the crotch.  HHH: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  RANDY: HAHAHA! Yes! The belt is mine!   I hope you guys think it's on-par. "
Unless your next scene involves a bra and panties match, I have to say that I'm not impressed.
Posted by inferiorego
@burr787 said:
" @inferiorego said:
" I just wrote a scene for the new issue:  1 - TRIPLE H slams RANDY ORTON into the wrestling mat.  HHH: Did you not realize my power? It is x-treme! Bow before me.  2 - RANDY lay on the mat, eyes closed.  3- RANDY opens his eyes and screams.  RANDY: I'll never bow before you!  4- RANDY kicks HHH in the crotch.  HHH: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  RANDY: HAHAHA! Yes! The belt is mine!   I hope you guys think it's on-par. "
Unless your next scene involves a bra and panties match, I have to say that I'm not impressed. "
It's actually a bra and panties pillow fight, and the dialogue is just as interesting.
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Posted by Namor1987
@solocup said:
" @Namor1987 said:
" @Bobby X said:
"I honestly can't believe professional fake fighting is still around, so these "books" come as a big surprise to me. "
Yes its fake & will probably be around till we die but so are comics. Comics & wrestling have alot in common wasnt you get past the surface & start looking at the similarities  "
Now that i think about it they do have a lot in common, but it doesn't mean it will work... "

true thats why it'll fail because WWE should stick to the ring same as TNA
Posted by Decept-O

I'm LMAO at all the names having the copyright insignias.   Maybe someone will dig 'em, not me, but maybe someone will. 
Posted by burr787
@inferiorego said:
" @burr787 said:
" @inferiorego said:
" I just wrote a scene for the new issue:  1 - TRIPLE H slams RANDY ORTON into the wrestling mat.  HHH: Did you not realize my power? It is x-treme! Bow before me.  2 - RANDY lay on the mat, eyes closed.  3- RANDY opens his eyes and screams.  RANDY: I'll never bow before you!  4- RANDY kicks HHH in the crotch.  HHH: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  RANDY: HAHAHA! Yes! The belt is mine!   I hope you guys think it's on-par. "
Unless your next scene involves a bra and panties match, I have to say that I'm not impressed. "
It's actually a bra and panties pillow fight, and the dialogue is just as interesting. "
Okay then: 

Posted by inferiorego

After rereading the dialogue for this, I've noticed it is some of the worst dialogue I have ever read in a comic.
"Don't start polishing that title yet, Triple H!"

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Posted by drawme

I want to see some "real" battles in my comics. No show...so I won´t buy this.

Posted by King Quisling

Hahahah What is Mark Herny doing to that guy in the corner in the 3rd pic? 

Posted by inferiorego
@King Quisling said:
" Hahahah What is Mark Herny doing to that guy in the corner in the 3rd pic?  "
papa spank
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Posted by King Quisling
@inferiorego: BAHAHAHA!  Oh wow, made my day. 
Posted by Adam Michaels

God I miss he good ol' days of wrestling!!! Big Bret "Hitman" Hart fan here!!!!
Posted by Grim

used to be a massive fan of wwe. still kinda am, but i remember that they did this before, and it wsnt good. 

Posted by MonicleMonkey

I cant help but get the feeling that the acting is going to still be horrible even though its just a comic 
 
on a positive side though the Undertaker vs. A Zombie would be a good match, get on it Vince McMahon
Posted by Bruce Vain

Ha Ha they're bringing back wrestling into comics again ?

 

I still have my few issues back when it was WWF and I still call it that to this day lol, and it's with the Buschwhack Brothers , The NASTY BOYS, and the Ultimate Warrior. Back in the day when WWF was great now it's just ok.

Posted by buddyblackhawk


 
 

 
 

 


 
Posted by skaarason

no , wel maybe if punk is in it !!!!!!

Posted by Jamiracles

Anyone remember those Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin comics? Those were so dope.

Posted by shajaki

even if the artist was a four year old with crayons, i would feel sorry for the talent wasted on producing something as rediculous as this.
Edited by Media_Master

This can't be good and if it was I'd be surprised.

Posted by xerox_kitty

This brings back memories of the original Undertaker comics... *shudder*

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Posted by umbrafeline

this is just as bad when marvel published wcw wrestling comics back in the 90s
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