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Brazil and PSG star Neymar launches new comic book

Not content with being one of the most widely marketed footballers on the planet, Neymar Jr. has now moved into the world of comic books.

The PSG star announced the launch of the first issue of "Inked: Art Animates Life" on social media this week, proudly posing with the cover art of his new graphic novel series.

The plot follows our protagonist Junior as he uses his magical tattoos (his body art comes to life) to help save his sister from the clutches of a mysterious criminal cartel with supernatural and occult ties.

The comic isn't written or illustrated by Neymar, but as a lifelong fan of graphic novels, the Brazilian is more than happy to see his likeness being used.

"Like many kids, I had two dreams growing up, to be a professional footballer and a superhero. I've been blessed enough to play football at the highest level," Neymar told Business Wire.

"Now I have the chance to bring new, modern, powerful storytelling through comics and graphic novels to fans around the world."

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