10 Famous Comic Books You Won't Believe Were Written By Celebrities

Who would believe John Cleese and Samuel L. Jackson have written a comic book?

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Dark Horse Comics

There are celebrities who take their love for comic books to a whole new level. Spider-Man director, Sam Raimi, has so many comics, he had to buy another house to store them all! Patrick Stewart has been trying for years to finally adapt cyberpunk graphic novel, Transmetropolitan for the screen. Even the King himself, Elvis Presley, based his costumes on the outfit of his favourite superhero, Captain Marvel Jr.

But there are some famous stars who love comic books so much, they wrote their own. It may sound crazy at first but it makes sense. Singers, actors, directors, and wrestlers are always trying to find new ways to branch out so if they're fans of comics, why not give it a shot?

Books usually do well if a big name is attached to it, which is why guest-writing comics are becoming more and more common.

Now, just because a person loves comics doesn't mean they are equipped to pen their own. Many celeb-written comics are forgettable, trashy, or lazy. But several of them are far better than you would ever imagine.

You mightn't even realise that a few of your favourite stories were penned by some of the world's most famous people.

10. Warrior - Ultimate Warrior

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Warrior Comics

Because wrestlers already resemble superheroes and have such larger-than-life personas, it's not too surprising to learn several of them have their own comic series including Undertaker, Stone Cold, and The Rock.

However, the most over-the-top wrestling series has to be Warrior, which centres around one of the most legendary wrestlers, Jim Hellwig AKAThe Ultimate Warrior. What makes the four-part series stand out was that it was actually written by Hellwig (who had legally changed his name to Warrior at the time).

Unfortunately, the comic itself is as incomprehensible as one of Warrior's monologues during his time in WWF. Throughout the "story", the wrestling superstar keeps using the word "Destrucity" but keeps changing what it means. He travels to other realities and battles supervillains, his own costume, his evil twin, the Grinch, and Santa Claus.

As he journeys for... something... his quest is constantly interrupted by absurd dialogue like "Bad ass dream or not... stillness allows the who what why to find me. I'll jack a track ahead." Just to be clear, all of the text is like that! Unsurprisingly, the series tanked and it is incredibly rare to find nowadays.

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