Joe Exotic’s meteoric rise from farm boy to ‘Tiger King’ fame is all laid out in an upcoming comic book … and TMZ has the first look at Joe’s origin story and its special edition cover.
TMZ obtained a couple pages from Michael Frizell and TidalWave Production’s new project, “Infamous Tiger King,” which hits the shelves at the end of June, and it’s pretty wild.
The graphic novel (AKA serious comic book) picks up where ‘Tiger King’ left off, with Joe behind bars and Jeff Lowe running the zoo … and it depicts Joe as a larger-than-life character as it dives into his crazy journey from rural Kansas to pop culture icon.
Joe’s nemesis, big cat animal rescuer Carole Baskin, even graces one of the covers alongside him … and another features a tiger wearing a crown and Joe’s signature earrings.
Those are pretty cool, but click through the gallery to view the never-before-seen special edition cover, an homage to an old Spider-Man comic book.