Press Release

Wizard World Inc. (WIZD.PK) announces Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino along with the Sorrentino family have signed a publishing, development, and appearance deal with Wizard World to create and publish a comic book hero based on Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his family.

The agreement will team Mike Sorrentino, along with his brothers Marc and Frank, sister Melissa, and mother Linda, with Wizard World, the largest Comic Con Tour in North America, spanning a dozen cities and reaching millions of fans every year through its events, social media, digital and PR outreach.

The series of comic books based upon stories by Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his family will be written and drawn by some of the comic book industry’s leading artists and writers. In addition, the Sorrentino family members will be making appearances at several Wizard World conventions to promote their characters and greet the fans in attendance.

“MPS Entertainment and I are thrilled and excited about our new business relationship with Wizard World. I grew up reading comic books and now I get a chance to star in my own. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we are working on,” said Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.

“Wizard World is excited to partner with one of pop culture’s greatest stars.  Mike ‘The Situation’ and his family will broaden our relationships with celebrities to new areas that leverage our access to the media, the fans, and especially our ability to bring comic book characters to life,” said John Macaluso, CEO, Wizard World.

About Wizard World:

Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworldcomiccon.com.

***** SAVE THE 2012 DATES *****
May 31 – June 3 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 9-12 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 29-30 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – Dec. 2 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
TBD 2013 – Wizard World Toronto Comic Con

via Wizard World

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5 Comments

  1. Lee Goldberg
    April 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm — Reply

    No.
    On a rational argument, how many comic book readers watch Jersey Shore? The demographics are pretty separate from each other. I just can’t imagine who would buy this comic.

    • Tony
      April 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm — Reply

      I’m reminded of those biographical comics of random celebs.

      Those I can sorta understand (it’s a one-off for fans of that celeb to grab)

      But an actual series of this guy as a superhero?
      Look, if playboy models like Alley Baggett couldn’t make comic series starring them as superheroes work back in the 90’s when EVERYTHING was flying off the shelves…. there is no way this is going to last very long.

  2. April 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm — Reply

    Why is this news? Why are we encouraging this?

    • April 18, 2012 at 7:04 pm — Reply

      Two different questions, there… Major Spoilers covers pop-culture news, and this is that. While I am merely a contributing editor and not the EIC, I believe it’s safe to say the only thing we implicitly encourage is discussion, and don’t limit our reporting based on what we like or what the corporate overlords order us to cover.

      Mileage varies, blah blah blah.

  3. superman1930
    April 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    lol.wait…you’re serious.

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