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Gotham Gossipist: Cory Booker, Ryan Gosling To Appear As Superhero Duo In Online Comic Book

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images); Actor Ryan Gosling (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images); Actor Ryan Gosling (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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By Kimberly Rae Miller

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s…Ryan Gosling and Newark Mayor Cory Booker?

That’s right. These two area “superheroes” may just be getting their own online comic book. The Hollywood heartthrob made headlines for a simple act of local tourism – something he’s become known for around these parts – earlier this month when he pulled her out of the way of an oncoming taxi cab.

Booker made national news last week when he ran into a burning building and pulled out a woman who claims that without the mayor, she wouldn’t have made it out alive.

According to the Huffington Post,Gosling & Booker‘ started out as a Twitter discussion among friends, after recent heroic acts by these famous area residents.

Mike Drucker and cartoonist Corey Pandolph soon decided their 140-character banter could actually have some comic book potential, so they asked friend and comedian Sean Crespo to help them get Ryan and Cory on the page–the digital page, the comic book is due to premier on Tumblr next week.

As Drucker puts it:

“People love famous heroes. Cops and firefighters do it every day, but there’s a sense of over-the-top bravado when it’s someone noteworthy like Ryan Gosling or Cory Booker. We wanted to capture that in a superhero comic. Okay, it’s also fun to team up a movie star with the mayor of Newark. Captain Sully flies their plane. You get the idea. Put another way, it’s a real-life Avengers comic.”

Move over, Snackman.