Not much else needs to be said other than, what the f*ck. This is not a joke, it’s a sad, sad reality. Wizard World is teaming up Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino to create a new superhero based on his life and family. Again, I say, are you f*cking kidding me? “The Situation” signed a deal to do some Wizard World cons, and he gets to create a comic book. They say it will be drawn and written by “some of the comic book industry’s leading artists and writers”. I sure hope not. I don’t imagine any self-respecting writer or artist in the field that would touch this project with a ten foot pole. This is deeply disturbing, and probably the biggest joke of the year.
What irks me the most about this is that, above all those thousands of people out there who work so hard and dedicate their time to breaking into an industry that doesn’t accept outsiders, “The Situation” gets his own series without ever having written anything in his life. There is absolutely no chance this will be anything but trite garbage about a guido superhero fist pumping in a club with his guidetts. I loath the possibility of this filth being littered throughout local comic shops. I loath the fact that this is happening.
You may ask yourself, why does he get a series? That’s a good question that I don’t think Wizard has a real answer to. They will bringing him and his family to cons around the world and they somehow believe that comic fans want to see this. Sorely, they are mistaken. No comic reader wants to see this guy in person, pay $40 for his autograph, let alone purchase a comic series based on his life. I would rather read a series by Justin Bieber. Wizard, ya f*ckin’ blew it. Ya blew it hard.