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.
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.
“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."
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?