Jake Hager has a comic book that is in the works.
Jake Hager, better known by wrestling fans as former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger picked up a win in his first MMA bout two months ago at Bellator 214. Hager's second fight has been set up for May 11th at Bellator 221 in Illinois and while training for his upcoming fight, Hager has a comic book about his life that is in the works. 'News a Rama' broke the story that the comic book will be based on personal interviews that Jake Hager has done with writer John Crowther and below is the official press release for "You Don't Know Jack: The Jake Hager Story":
Funding NOW on Kickstarter.com is You Don't Know Jack: The Jake Hager Story, the comic book biography of Jake Hager, the once Jack Swagger of ECW and WWE fame and, more recently, Jake Strong of Lucha Underground. Follow the wrestling action of his formative years at the University of Oklahoma and other early life experiences that paved his path to wrestling stardom and recent MMA success! The comic is based on personal interviews with Jake conducted by writer and wrestling historian, John Crowther (Nikolai, Bruno Sammartino, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Antarctic Press’ Rochelle and Exciting Comics). It's 100% authorized and authentic!
Line art is by Alan McMillian (The Genius Lanny Poffo) with colors from Andrew Pate (Last Ride for Horsemen, Nikolai, The Genius Lanny Poffo). You Don’t Know Jack: The Jake HagerStory is a 28-page comic, the latest in the Squared Circle Comics imprint from Inverse Press, featuring the authorized, true life stories of some of the greatest names in wrestling history!
What you can expect to get for backing our Kickstarter campaign:
- Every physical (non-digital) backer will receive at least one print edition of the comic, complete with a FOIL-STAMPED championship belt emblem on the cover!
- All reward packages include a digital (PDF) edition of the comic.
- Many reward tiers include rare and even unique bonus collectibles, including autographed comics, trading cards and action figures!
- Higher reward levels include all foil-stamped cover editions of the comic AUTOGRAPHED by Jake himself, as well as opportunities to be drawn into the next issue of the comic and to advertise your comic or creative business in this issue.
- Your name on our Acknowledgements page in the comic: Bronze level ($5-$30 pledge); Silver level ($31-$74 pledge); Gold level ($75+ pledge).
- FREE U.S. Shipping
MMA Insider James Lynch has several interviews with Jake Hager up on the Fightful MMA & Boxing YouTube channel from before and after his Bellator 214 victory. To watch some of those interviews, click here.