Titan Publishing has announced its partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment® in the launch of WWE Comics.  Over the course of the agreement, 20 issues will be produced and distributed to comic retailers and specialty stores in the US and Canada.  The comic’s flagship title will be WWE Heroes featuring WWE Superstars and Divas, with the first issue debuting on March 23, 2010.

The series will take the biggest WWE Superstars and Divas beyond the spotlight of the squared circle and 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®.   The WWE Heroes cycle is written by Keith Champagne, who has penned acclaimed comics such as Justice Society of America, Green Lantern Corps, World War III and Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters.

Issue #1 reveals 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?

Artwork is provided by comics’ artist, Andy Smith, who has worked as a penciller for major comic publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image, Acclaim, and CrossGen Entertainment.

An alternate cover exclusive to comic stores of issue #1 features a specially-commissioned cover by comics’ artist Liam Sharp, who has worked on titles including Hulk, X-Men, Spider Man, Venom, Gears of War, Superman, Batman, and Spawn: The Dark Ages.

WWE Heroes #1 on-sale March 23rd 2010
Available from all good retailers and specialist comic stores.

via Titan Publishing

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8 Comments

  1. Rome
    December 1, 2009 at 3:26 pm — Reply

    I’m no wrestling fan (at least not since the 198o’s ) but this actually makes a lot of sense. Good for the WWE.

  2. smashpro1
    December 1, 2009 at 3:46 pm — Reply

    I, on the other hand, actively follow WWE, and other than the lack of tattoos, that art looks pretty good

  3. Navarre
    December 1, 2009 at 5:35 pm — Reply

    Quite intriguing. It seems that perhaps the story line revolves around modern day wrestlers being reincarnations of mythical heroes?

    If so, there is some truth to that in that so many children worship these wrestlers as heroes. (Which is why I always felt bad for little kids when a beloved wrestler would turn heel.)

    Interesting.

  4. December 1, 2009 at 7:37 pm — Reply

    Wrestling comics are a hard balance to throw… I’ll be interested to see how this goes and how the interior art looks.

  5. EL CHARO NINJA
    December 2, 2009 at 6:32 pm — Reply

    Wrestling comic are a tradition in my country , Mexico, I demand the Rey Mysterio appears on the sereis!

  6. EL CHARO NINJA
    December 2, 2009 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    Seriously, no Rey Mysterio?

  7. Navarre
    December 2, 2009 at 8:15 pm — Reply

    Rey Mysterio is very popular. I am sure he will make an appearance. His persona would translate well into comic books.

  8. Ed
    December 6, 2009 at 10:25 pm — Reply

    It looks like something that will be in Wrestlecrap.com in a couple months

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