Until now, Jersey Shore and the comics industry had been on blissfully separate tracks. In fact, during a brief interview we had with the Nerdist, Chris Hardwick, he mentioned Jersey Shore as being a part of pop culture that was not part of nerd culture.

But now, Wizard has blurred the line.

And nothing will ever be the same.

It seems that members of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s family, along with Mike, will be creating a superhero and making comics and showing up at Wizard shows. Move over, Virgil. There’s a new nerdlebrity in town.

Wizard World Inc. (WIZD.PK) announces Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino along with the Sorrentino family have signed a publishing, development, and appearance deal with Wizard World to create and publish a comic book hero based on Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his family.

The agreement will team Mike Sorrentino, along with his brothers Marc and Frank, sister Melissa, and mother Linda, with Wizard World, the largest Comic Con Tour in North America, spanning a dozen cities and reaching millions of fans every year through its events, social media, digital and PR outreach.

The series of comic books based upon stories by Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his family will be written and drawn by some of the comic book industry’s leading artists and writers. In addition, the Sorrentino family members will be making appearances at several Wizard World conventions to promote their characters and greet the fans in attendance.

“MPS Entertainment and I are thrilled and excited about our new business relationship with Wizard World. I grew up reading comic books and now I get a chance to star in my own. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we are working on,” said Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.

“Wizard World is excited to partner with one of pop culture’s greatest stars. Mike ‘The Situation’ and his family will broaden our relationships with celebrities to new areas that leverage our access to the media, the fans, and especially our ability to bring comic book characters to life,” said John Macaluso, CEO, Wizard World.


  1. Honestly, this makes me want to throw up foods I haven’t even eaten yet.

    Is Wizard Entertainment so damn desperate to create something that this talentless goon is looked upon as a viable option to market and promote a comic. Are there really that many comic oriented fans watching trash like Jersey Shore?

    I thought only 15 year old girls watch that garbage.

    This is really sad. They should know by now that most comic fans are between 25 and 45 years old. I guess Kato Kaelin and Tonya Harding weren’t available for this fiasco.

  2. Wizard just doesn’t seem to get it. Convention attendees don’t want a show filled with 47 F level celebrities with $40 autograph fees.

    I just don’t get that these people sat around a room and said “5/7 shows lose money”…ideas…anyone?…Bring in better guests? Nah…more high quality vendors? Nah…an F level “celeb” with no connection to comics making a comic? Genius!

  3. As a comic creator, and a member of the Jersey Shore community, I’m offended twice. The truth is that Mike The Situation is neither from comics, nor from New Jersey — he’s from Staten Island, NY.

    My question is: Why does Wizard hate comics so much?

  4. Yeah they’ve lost their minds now. The Fat Lady has begun to sing her last aria. UGH! This is even worse than I thought they could have gone…even for Wizard. “Comic Con”??? NOT!

  5. It makes perfect sense for Wizard.

    They need well-known celebrities to get the general public to visit their shows. In the big cities, we’re jaded about celebrities. In Middle America, any celebrity is News. (Example: http://omaha.com/article/20110721/NEWS01/110729980 )

    So you sign one of the cast members from The Jersey Shore, and attract a certain demographic.

    You sell the comic like you sell photographs… something to get signed.

    First Shia LaBeouf, now Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino… oh, wait… he’s not writing or drawing, so it’s a licensed comic.

    (Notice that when they use his name, his nickname is always included.)

    And lookie here… they filed their annual report!


  6. “In fact, during a brief interview we had with the Nerdist, Chris Hardwick, he mentioned Jersey Shore as being a part of pop culture that was not part of nerd culture.”

    what part of which culture was “singled out”?

  7. Come On….

    This is ridiculous, this guy couldn’t even read a comic, let alone come up with a character. With how many truly Great creators there are looking for there break into comics, while this ass-hat gets one. I hope he loses a lot of money. If you think this is a terrible idea, you will probably like my TV show on Comics. This week we talk new Comics and Relationships.

  8. I swear to all the gods in the heavens, if this means TOWIE and Made in Chelsea also get comics, then I’m just leaving the planet.

  9. This happens in activism all the time. “Oh man, we are working on this really important issue!”
    “I know. Man! No one is paying attention to us!”
    “That sucks! What are we gonna do?”
    “Find a celebrity!”
    “That will do it. Oh man!”
    Only it doesn’t ever really do it.

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