2000s-era WWE wrestlers Muhammad Hassan and Shad Gaspard are joining the comic book industry with a creator-owned series titled Assassin & Son: Path of Vengeance.Working under their real names, Marc Copani and Shad Gaspard, the two wrestlers are working with artist Eder Messiah.
“Set in the dark and gritty streets of New York’s five boroughs, Assassin & Son: Path of Vengeance tells the tale of Donovan Braddock, a one-man killing machine who worked with a team of assassins known as the Horsemen,” reads Scout Comics’ description of the book. “When Braddock tries to leave his old life behind, his wife is murdered in front of him and his young son. With nothing to live for, but everything to fight for, Braddock and his son seek revenge on the men who took everything, sending them both on an epic journey of revenge and consequence that becomes the Path of Vengeance.”
Assassin & Son is scheduled to debut next spring under Scout Comics’ Nonstop! imprint.
“This project means a lot to Marc and myself. After Marc was let go from the company (WWE), writing Assassin & Son helped us both find a new career path as writers,” said Gaspard. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Japanese manga as well as classic literature. Plus, I’ve been traveling the world since I was 19 years old so I was able to come up with unique characters from a multi-cultural perspective. I think fans are going to really like the authenticity of these characters, as well as the badass action on every other page.”