Written By Neymar Jr. Comics on Aug 20, 2019, Posted in Neymar Jr. Comics
With the launch of Neymar Jr. Comics, one of the world’s most visible and popular football players was able to combine his lifelong passion for comics with an exciting new digital storytelling platform.
At Neymar Jr. Comics, we have the luxury of working with one of the brightest football stars in the world, but also one who truly loves comic books and superheroes. Starting with the landmark series “Inked: Art Animates Life,” Neymar Jr. Comics has been a dream come true for everyone involved.
“Like many kids, I had two dreams growing up, to be a professional footballer and a superhero,” Neymar Jr. said. “I’ve been blessed enough to play football at the highest level. Now I have the chance to bring new, modern, powerful storytelling through comics and graphic novels to fans around the world.”
The first series from Neymar Jr. Comics, “Inked,” features a hero in Neymar Jr.’s likeness, Junior, who uses magical tattoo ink to bring his body art to life. A reluctant vigilante, Junior uses his newfound powers for good against a mysterious cartel with supernatural ties.
“As a kid who grew up reading comics, I hope that these stories and characters can inspire and entertain people around the world,” Neymar Jr. said.
The series was created by Jason M. Burns, a New York Times bestselling author and comic and graphic novel creator. Burns built a world around a gritty, fictionalized Brazil full of unique characters and mystical powers. The complex, engaging storylines are published digitally in multiple languages to allow accessibility for readers around the world.
“One reason I wanted to create a digital comic is that I use my phone to connect with fans on social media,” Neymar Jr. said. “With this new app, fans can use their phones to interact with my comic series and its universe of characters and inspiring stories.”
Because Neymar Jr. is an altruistic-minded superstar, a portion of all proceeds from revenues at Neymar Jr. Comics will benefit his charitable foundation Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr. INJR strives to expand opportunities for children, adolescents and their families living in situations of social vulnerability through education, culture, sports and health.
Beyond “Inked,” Neymar Jr. Comics has a range of products lined up, including a science-fiction concept in “Red Card.” Plus, the studio will be releasing in the coming season new stories that are family oriented to ensure all of Neymar Jr.’s fans will have stories that appeal to them and are age-appropriate.
“We’re thrilled to partner with him and his engaging brand to bring these compelling stories to a global audience as part of a long-term franchise across multiple platforms,” said Chris Flannery, president of Neymar Jr. Comics.
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