Baywatch icon David Hasselhoff has become the latest star to be immortalised as a comic book character.

The actor helped co-create his time-travelling hero The Hoff for his debut in an upcoming title from bosses at Retro Comics Group, and the character will soon feature in his own graphic novel spin-off.

Comic book artist Simon Williams admits it was a dream come true to work with the Knight Rider star on the project.

He says, "Getting to speak to David and exchange ideas for this has been beyond awesome. It's very surreal, but also very, very cool when my mobile rings... and it's David Hasselhoff! David has told me that I'm officially 'Hofftastic'... possibly the most amazing compliment of my career."

Hasselhoff and Williams will team up to promote their new venture at the London Film and Comic Con next month (Jul13).