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

By Kimberly Rae Miller

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- It's a's a'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.

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