Neymar Jr. Comics Debuts The Painted Men: 17 Seconds

Famed Tattoo Artists Become Comic Book Heroes in Latest Action Title


New York, N.Y. – Fan The Flame Concepts LLC, an independent comic and graphic novel producer, today announced the premiere of Neymar Jr. Comics’ The Painted Men: 17 Seconds. The new action comic is available for Neymar Jr. Comics’ 2.6 plus million followers and beyond to read for free on Fan The Flame’s recently enhanced digital comics platform.

An all-new original series from the Inked universe, The Painted Men was developed by New York Times-bestselling author and comic and graphic novel creator Jason M. Burns. In the debut issue, the past comes back to bite famed São Paulo tattoo artists Adāo Rosa and Thieres Paim, but with the mysterious, memory-sapping powers of the 17 Second Man lurking around their neighborhood, will they remember any of it?

“It’s so exciting to see my favorite tattoo artists become superheroes as part of the Inked universe,” said Neymar Jr. “The creativity of the Fan The Flame team in building a one-of-a-kind world with so many interesting characters across different titles has been a joy to see.”

The Painted Men: 17 Seconds is designed for the next generation’s mobile-driven habits and preferences. Short episodes across multiple stories are released five days per week, in a free, ad-supported user interface that publishes in six languages and utilizes multiple reading capabilities, including the Digitoons vertical scrolling format.

Featuring art by Fernando Peniche with colors by Dustin Evans, The Painted Men: 17 Seconds is online exclusively at or through the dynamic, immersive experience of the Neymar Jr. Comics app. This breakthrough app for comic book fans is available in either iOS format through the App Store or Android format in the Google Play Store.

Like all Neymar Jr. Comics titles, The Painted Men donates a portion of its proceeds to the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr., the athlete’s non-profit social organization. INJR aims to expand opportunities for children, adolescents and their families living in situations of social vulnerability through education, culture, sports and health.

Neymar Jr. Comics is also available for partnerships with entertainment ventures looking to license new, original stories, and the digital platform is an innovative, high-engagement avenue for advertisers and brands looking to reach audiences in an intuitive new way.

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