L.A. Times – WWE returning to Comic Books genre

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


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WWE is trying to get back into the comic books genre. This time, WWE is partnering with Boom Studios! to produce comic books and graphic novels, reports the L.A. Times.

“Here at Boom! we’re thrilled to be a part of WWE’s return to the comic book medium,” said Boom! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “The WWE Universe is a passionate fanbase, and we aim to provide them with the comic series they’ve always wanted – a series featuring their favorite Superstars and storylines, a series that highlights the incredible history of the brand. An authentic series that matters.”

“Boom! is one of the fastest-growing comic book publishers in the industry and their vision for the WWE brand showed us exactly why,” said Casey Collins, WWE’s executive vice president of consumer products. “We were blown away by the level of detail and creativity and are confident the WWE Universe and comic book fans will agree.”

John Cena is the first character confirmed for the series. More details will be announced at a later time. There is no indication yet when the first comic will be released.

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