Shaquille O'Neal, NBA Superstar and actor extraordinaire, announced today that he was partnering up with New Kingdom Entertainment to release two new comics. Hoopfighters and Clean Ops would both be released through the newly formed Shaq Comic Company.
Shaq is a major Superman fan and has over 1,000 Superman comics in his collection. He also starred in Steel, which was based off the Superman supporting character.
Here's a video trailer of his two comics, both of which will be written by Alexander Storm.
Someone asked if Michael Jordan might be a possible guest for next year's panel, which led Davis to clarify that Shaq's presence wasn't because he was an NBA star, but because he's a worldwide phenomenon who's making comics. His coming to comics and the audience he'll bring with him, Davis said, "is the biggest thing in African American comics since Milestone."
Herald wrote: To this day, I still can't believe Michael Jackson let him rap in one of his songs. But then, Michael was wise enough to take his part out of the music video version.
I didn't even know that Michael Jackson worked with Shaq music-wise. But then again, it wouldn't be something he would be telling a lot of people in fairness. As I said, Shaq needs to stick to sports and leave the world of entertainment alone.