WWE #1 cover by Adriano Moraes and JayJay Jackson (artwork not final).
TOP-SELLING GRAPHIC NOVEL PUBLISHER TO FEATURE STORIES BY WWE HALL OF FAMER MICK FOLEYTM
Papercutz has inked a licensing deal with WWE for two original ongoing comic series featuring the entertainment company’s powerful roster of WWE Superstars. A mainline action/adventure series written by New York Times best-selling author and three-time WWE Champion Mick Foley debuts in December, followed by a separate children’s series in June 2014.
“WWE’s Superstars are truly larger-than-life, with the kind of personality and raw power that makes a comics page crackle with excitement,” said Papercutz Editor-In-Chief Jim Salicrup. “It’s the kind of action and drama that’s just perfect for comics, and Mick Foley is just the WWE Legend we need to make it happen.”
Foley’s series will be set in the real world of WWE’s most electrifying events like Monday Night Raw® and Friday Night Smackdown® and will feature a growing cast of today’s most popular WWE Superstars along with legends from the company’s storied history. The monthly title will launch in December in comic book stores and newsstands nationwide under a new Papercutz imprint for teens and up. Graphic novel collections of the series will launch next May.
“I am very excited about this new partnership and comic book series,” said Mick Foley. “Writing is a great outlet for me, and sharing stories of WWE Superstars, both past and present, make it possible to introduce a whole new
generation to WWE.”
We’re headed to C2E2 this weekend and I’m going to have this song in my head the entire time!
But seriously we’re super-excited to be attending the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo for the first time, and in addition to selling books and participating on panels, we’ll have a slew of goodies to give away! Visit us at booth 626 to grab them all!
First up we’ve got free posters for ARIOL, DINOSAURS, and some more of the limited-edition MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS posters we premiered at NYCC 2013.
We’ll also have free bookmarks for GERONIMO STILTON, ARIOL, TOTO TROUBLE, NINJAGO and LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA. Keep your place in your latest Papercutz book in style!
We’re going big with Super Genius in Chicago, and we’ll have copies of all the WWE SUPERSTARS comics with us including the limited-edition Undertaker variant of WWE SUPERSTARS #1 and copies of WWE #0, featuring Chicago’s own son, CM Punk!
WWE Hall-of-Famer and WWE SUPERSTARS writer Mick Foley will be attending the show as well, so be sure to stop by and pick up your copies before you attend any appearances or signings!
If you’re a retailer, please visit our retailers page to read about the retailer exclusives we’ll also have available this weekend!
Are panels are more your thing? You’re in luck! Papercutz editors will be on two panels this weekend:
Editors on Editing
When: Friday, April 25 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Speakers: Buddy Scalera, Ralph Tedesco, Warren Simons, Michael Petranek (Papercutz/Super Genius Associate Editor)
Meet some of the industry’s top editors. Learn what it takes to break into comics and stay in from an all-star editorial panel.
The Legacy of Crusher Hogan: The Love Affair Between Comics & Wrestling
When: Friday, April 25 | 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Speakers: Mick Foley (Super Genius author!), Marty Bolger, Jim Salicrup (Papercutz/Super Genius Editor-in-chief!)
From Peter Parker entering the ring in AMAZING FANTASY #15 to CM Punk yelling out “It’s Clobberin’ Time” on RAW, comics and wrestling have enjoyed a long joint history. Join WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley he explores the symbiotic relationship between these subcultures.
See you in Chicago!
Hey there Papercutzians! (Still not right… one day I’ll figure it out.)
You’ll be seeing a lot more content here soon, starting with this here weekly news roundup! Usually it will be published on Mondays, but I’m a little behind this week. You’ll forgive me right? Our readers are the best!
I’ll be curating the best news and reviews of Papercutz books from around the web and print media and serving them up for you right here each week. And if you have your own Papercutz news tip or review to share, please send them to me on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to include it in our next roundup!
Without further ado, let’s go!
Reviews & Recommendations
Ariol #4: A Beautiful Pig
“Uber grateful to Papercutz for continuing to translate these fantastic adventures of Ariol…A truly excellent kids comic that’s accessible to all, and that we’re lucky to have available in English.” —COMICS AND COLA
Classics Illustrated Deluxe #11: The Sea-Wolf
“Under [Reb’s’] guiding line work and energetic cross hatching skills, the schooner and the ocean are as much of a character as the people inhabiting the story. So batten down the hatches and grab hold for a rollicking interpretation of this classic tale.” —BROKEN FRONTIER
Dinosaurs #1: In The Beginning…
“It’s a brilliant and entertaining way to introduce the subject to the curious or the enthusiastic, regardless of age.” —THE CARTOONISTS’ CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN
Prolific Power Rangers blogger Razzle Dazzle has posted two favorable, in-depth reviews of our Power Rangers comics POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE #3: “Panic In the Parade” and POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE #4: “Broken World”.
WWE Superstars #3 (from our little baby brother, Super Genius Comics)
“You should most definitely see Super Genius and their WWE Superstars comic.” —KEVIN @ CB
News, Coverage & Publicity
- The forthcoming French film adaptation of BENNY BREAKIRON: “The Red Taxis” was mentioned in an ICv2 article along with a callout to their previous 5/5 star review of our edition of “The Red Taxis”.
Production photo from “Les Taxis Rouges”
WWE Slam City
- The WWE Slam City videos have surpassed over 1 million views across WWEslamcity.com, Kabillion, Cartoonium, WWE Network, Hulu and AOL since their launch in mid-March.
Papercutz General Coverage