Ever since the stars of Jersey Shore entered our lives in 2009, comic book fans everywhere began waiting for the day when Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino would create his very own superhero book. Ok, that might not be entirely accurate, but that day is upon us anyway. Wizard World has struck a deal with Sorrentino, and the rest of his family, to create an original comic book and promote it during a Comic Con tour across the country.
With Snooki and Vinny becoming authors, Pauly D taking care of the music, and a recent cameo in The Three Stooges, this comic book marks a complete takeover of pretty much every medium in entertainment by the Jersey Shore crew. There are no details on the hero himself, or if he will have a headquarters called "The Smush Cave," but we're sure more information will be coming up soon, especially with the summer comic convention season right around the corner. Check out the entire press release below.
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.
[via Wizard World]