Neal Adams And Tony Bedard's Meerkat Comic For DC, Available To Download Now

EMBARGO 00.01 13th May: DC Comic book legend Neal Adams illustrates well known meerkats in first brand partnership of its type in UK. 

We mentioned this was happening yesterday – now we have the full proof. Neal Adams and Tony Bedard have created a custom comic through DC Comics for British price comparison website, Compare The Market, using their decade-long promotional characters, the Eastern European meerkats.

EMBARGO 00.01 13th May: DC Comic book legend Neal Adams illustrates well known meerkats in first brand partnership of its type in UK.

Last year, Compare The Market took the 2 for 1 Wednesday Cinema promotional position away from Orange mobile phones and have used it to bump up their movie marketing messages. This marks the first time DC Comics has entered into such a custom comic deal with a British company.

And they've done it with Neal Adams!

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Look! Here he is at his booth at a recent comic con, pretending to be drawing the comic book, for the camera.

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He's very convincing.

EMBARGO 00.01 13th May: DC Comic book legend Neal Adams illustrates well known meerkats in first brand partnership of its type in UK.

The comic sees best friends Aleksandr and Sergei causing havoc on the streets of LA dressed as Batman and Superman before seeing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Their journey is far from smooth as they get caught between rival street gangs and snarling dogs as they try to make it to the cinema on time.

EMBARGO 00.01 13th May: DC Comic book legend Neal Adams illustrates well known meerkats in first brand partnership of its type in UK.

The first part can be downloaded now, the second on 27th May.

Raders can also win one of a limited number of hardbound copies of the comic online at comparethemarket.com over the coming weeks.

For those utterly mystified here are a few examples, from the first…

…to the most recent…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeKO2OYtxOw

Even some unexpected guest stars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYYJCj3Rg

You can watch them all here.

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