Neymar becomes comic book character in Brazil

Other Brazilian players who have become children's comic book characters include Pele, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo.

updated: April 19, 2013 17:55 IST
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Sao Paolo: Brazil striker Neymar is now a comic book character in Brazil, joining other local football stars who have become a reading option to children across the country.

The 21-year-old player announced the "Neymar Jr." comic book on Thursday in a partnership with leading Brazilian cartoonist Mauricio de Sousa.

Neymar will be portrayed as a child with his own football-playing friends and his well-known Mohawk hair style. The first issue is called "A boy with talent."

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