Written By Neymar Jr. Comics on Aug 19, 2019, Posted in Neymar Jr. Comics
The Neymar Jr. Digital Comics universe combines the passion for comics shared between the world's most recognizable footballer, Neymar Jr, and Fan The Flame, an independent comic and graphic novel studio and technology company. The digital comics make it seamless to dive into the experience whenever and wherever you want.
“Like many kids, I had two dreams growing up, to be a professional footballer and a superhero. I’ve been blessed enough to play football at the highest level,” said Neymar Jr. “Now I have the chance to bring new, modern, powerful storytelling through comics and graphic novels to fans around the world.”
From initial launch just nine months ago, Neymar Jr. Comics has grown to deliver innovative and accessible storytelling to an audience of nearly 3 million followers.
Since the release of the initial “Inked” series, Neymar Jr. Comics has delivered a fully digital comic book experience, allowing for easy reading on the go. The release of the second series — “Red Card” — will also mark the debut of an enhanced user interface that publishes in five languages (Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian and English) and delivers mobile-driven, short-form snackable content built around the way that its younger, digital-native audience consumes content. New content will drop multiple times per week and the complete series will be released over a one-month period.
The new digital platform allows users to choose how they seamlessly swipe through story panels or scroll (with a new webtoon reading experience) on their phone or tablet on the website, or by downloading the app on Apple or Android. For those who don’t want to wait for the digital comic to be released over the course of a month, the entire story can be purchased and downloaded at any time. With a purchase download, the reader will get an ad-free experience, the ability to read offline and additional exclusive content.
A digital graphic novel version of all the episodes collected together can still be purchased, allowing fans of the series to access the world of Neymar Jr. Comics in the way that best suits them. “Inked” and “Red Card” are the first of many titles that have been released on the digital app, while additional titles will be released beginning next month for all ages.
The world of “Inked” serves as an introduction to Junior, the hero built in Neymar Jr.’s likeness, who receives superpowers through a special tattoo ink. Anything tattooed on Junior becomes a sidekick that can be summoned to aid him as the reluctant vigilante trying to save his sister from a human trafficking cartel.
“Red Card” features a sci-fi driven, post-apocalyptic plot that begins after a mission into space leads to alien spores being released into the atmosphere. As a result, the majority of the population transforms into mindless, insect-like creatures. The world falls into disarray and it’s up to Junior to liberate a camp of survivors while calling on some football skills to win unique and sometimes barbaric matches of life and death.
A portion of all proceeds from Neymar Jr. Comics titles is donated to Instituto Projecto Neymar Jr., (INJR) the charity founded by Neymar Jr. and his family which aims to expand opportunities for children, adolescents and families living in situations of social vulnerability.
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