CRISTIANO RONALDO LAUNCHES “STRIKER FORCE 7” COMIC BOOK AS PART OF “FREE COMIC BOOK DAY” ON MAY 4TH
~ Closes 3-Book Graphic Novel Deal With Over 8 Territories in Europe ~
Los Angeles, CA — May 4th, 2019 – The world’s biggest superstar is now becoming the world’s next big superhero! Cristiano Ronaldo, the iconic superstar athlete released his first comic book for “Striker Force 7 as part of the North American industry event of “Free Comic Book Day” which releases free comics through retailers this weekend.
Led by Cristiano, a motley crew of super-powered agents from around the world must protect the Earth from annihilation – provided Cristiano can teach them how to work as a team! They’re here to save the Earth – but who’s going to save them from each other!?
“I have always been a fan of superheroes and I’m thrilled to help to create this new animated series,” commented Cristiano Ronaldo. “In the same way football connects cultures and people around the world, I believe great animated characters and heroes can do the same and that’s why I am excited to bring together these passions of football and superheroes through this project and share it with my fans.”
Striker Force 7 is a new story, created by Cristiano Ronaldo and superhero creator, Sharad Devarajan, and the comic book is based on the animated series currently in production. Cristiano and Devarajan are Executive Producers on the animated series, along with Diego Guarderas of VMS Communications, Polaris Sports team and Jeevan J. Kang, Graphic India’s EVP Creative.
The Free Comic Book Day special edition was written by animation writer, Merill Hagan and illustrated by Jeevan J. Kang and for Cristiano’s millions of fans, special limited edition variant cover versions of the book are now also available at StrikerForce7.com
Beyond the Free Comic Book Day special, Cristiano and Devarajan have also closed an 8-territory European publishing deal to launch a series of three original graphic novels based on their characters, with the first book launching later this year. The series will be available for purchase worldwide.
Additional information can visit www.strikerforce7.com to stay updated on new information.
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered the best footballer in the world, having won more individual trophies than any other player, including five “Ballon d'Or”, two FIFA the Best player of the year awards and four European Golden Shoes for the best scorer in Europe. Ronaldo has won more than 25 trophies in his career, including league titles in England and Spain, four UEFA Champions Leagues and one UEFA European Championship with Portugal. He’s the most followed sportsman in the world with more than 350M fans across his social media accounts. www.cristianoronaldo.com
ABOUT POLARIS SPORTS
Polaris Sports is a leading company on athlete’s image rights, representing some of the most successful sport personalities in the world, offering services for players, brands and other sport properties. Polaris Sports provides different services that goes from endorsements, branding, licensing, talent representation, sport consultancy, digital, new media and social media. www.polarissports.pt
ABOUT VMS COMMUNICATIONS
VMS COMMUNICATIONS, headquartered in Miami, Florida is a digital marketing and content delivery technology company focused on providing targeted, multi-channel communication and messaging for media agencies, brands, celebrities, governments and NGO’s. LinkShot, VMS' multi-tenant / multi-client flagship product, enables automatic multi-channel content delivery (Web, SMS, smartphones and feature phones) through API's and integrated device-resolver components. Content are delivered to channels using tags, custom fields, id, or generated short link. LinkShot also features easy-to-use modules for SMS channel and subscription management, customized Microsite generation, Ad network integration, online Ad campaign generation and management, VMAP/VAST generation and editing and, finally, reporting on all aspects and at all levels of the platform. www.vmscommunications.com
ABOUT GRAPHIC INDIA
GRAPHIC INDIA is a character entertainment company focused on creating leading characters, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms. Led by media entrepreneur Sharad Devarajan, the company’s partners and investors bring together decades of experience in building businesses in character entertainment and media. Through their award winning creative animation studio in India, Graphic’s mission is to create enduring stories and heroes that foster the imaginations and fuel the inspirations of a new globalized generation of youth around the world.www.graphicindia.com