Comic-Con News: Papercutz publisher Terry Nantier told ICv2 that the highly successful company that specializes in publishing comics for young readers was set to unveil a new YA (14+) line of comics and graphic novels with the December debut of a WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) comic book that will be collected into graphic novels with the first collection due in May of 2014. This announcement is the first result to come from a deal Papercutz signed with the WWE in June (see "Papercutz Gets WWE").
Nantier told ICv2, "We are basically going to do two types of WWE comics. We are going to launch a teen and above imprint from Papercutz. We are still in the process of finalizing the name for the new imprint, but starting in December we will publish WWE comic books first and then collect the series in graphic novels starting in May. We will also have a line of kids WWE comics that will be based on a product that is coming out soon from Mattel. I can’t really talk too much about that now. This is all part of a push that the WWE is doing to get more kids interested in pro wrestling."
In addition the kid-friendly publisher is expanding its Power Rangers lineup. Papercutz has had success with its Power Rangers: Samurai and Power Rangers: Megaforce graphic novels for kids, and starting in May of 2014, the publisher will go “old school” by adding a new series of books based on the most popular of all the Americanized tokusatsu series, The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, a show that was a huge hit for Saban back in the 1990s when it dominated kids TV ratings and toy sales.
Plus 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'
Posted by ICv2 on July 18, 2013 @ 9:56 am CT
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