CELEBRITIES BRITNEY SPEARS, SELENA GOMEZ, MICHAEL JACKSON, BLACK EYED PEAS & LAUTNER GET GRAPHIC (AS IN NOVELS)!
Bluewater Productions unveiled its schedule for the release of special edition graphic novels from its popular "Fame" biography comic book series that will be primarily distributed to bookstores.
Starting in August, graphic novels featuring Michael Jackson, Selena Gomez, Black Eyed Peas and Taylor Lautner will be repackaged with additional artwork, story content and new covers to expand each edition to nearly 40-pages.
"Each of these titles sold out during their initial release, but now we are nearly doubling the size of the book and giving fans and collectors more of what they want," said publisher Darren G. Davis.
The following are detailed descriptions of the upcoming titles:
FAME: MICHAEL JACKSON Special Edition
Release Date: August 2011
Author(s): Wey-Yuih Loh
Artist(s): Giovanni P. Timpano
In time for the King of Pop's birthday. Michael Jackson's reign as the King of Pop is celebrated in the latest biographical comic book from Bluewater Productions. The newest addition to the publisher's critically acclaimed library features a cover and foreword by artist and friend of Jackson's Giuseppe Mazzola. The life of the world's most popular entertainer was infused with fantasy and tragedy. His discography is legendary. His legacy is complicated and unparalleled. This special graphic novel edition has a bunch of extras.
FAME: SELENA GOMEZ Special Edition
Release Date: September 2011
Author(s): Marc Shapiro
Artist(s): Alex Lopez
Selena Gomez is young, talented and she's dating Justin Bieber!!! It's been a meteoric rise from girl next door to Queen of the popular music world and Bluewater has the whole story in the upcoming 'Selena Gomez: Young At Heart' written by Marc Shapiro with art by Alex Lopez. Selena Gomez: Young At Heart will set young fans hearts a twitter. This special graphic novel edition has a bunch of extras.
FAME: BLACK EYED PEAS Special Edition
Release Date: September 2011
Author(s): Zach Sherman
Artist(s): Kristopher Smith
They've transcended their vigilant hip-hop roots and have become a global phenomenon, the likes of which the music world has rarely seen and after their tremendous Grammy win, a young hip-hop-hopeful learns just what it takes to become the best while retracing the defining events in each of the band member's funkadelic lives. This special graphic novel edition has a bunch of extras.
FAME: TAYLOR LAUTNER Special Edition
Release Date: November 2011
Author(s): Kimberly Sherman
Artist(s): Warren Martineck
In time for "Twilight: Breaking Dawn". From a background in extreme martial arts to packing on 30 pounds of muscle for his portrayal as a "shapeshifter," Taylor Lautner is as close to a super hero as any human can become. This fresh, lighthearted biography features artwork by Warren Martineck, down to Lautner's dazzling smile and chiseled features. This special graphic novel edition has a bunch of extras.
FAME: BRITNEY SPEARS Special Edition
Release Date: December 2011
Author(s): Patrick McCray
Artist(s): Ricardo Jaime
Britney Spears -- the most famous superstar of the 21st century. What does it take to reach those heights in the Internet Age? What are the hidden costs when every move makes the headlines? More than an entertainment powerhouse. More than a dancer and musician. Britney Spears is a survivor! This special graphic novel edition has a bunch of extras.
The "Fame" series, which launched earlier this year as an offshoot to Bluewater's successful "Female Force" and "Political Power" biography comics continues to grow in popularity with each successive issue, and there is often a flurry of excitement as the next featured subject is announced. Most of the single issues have sold out in days after its release. Today Bluewater's distributors has just sold out of biographies on Tiger Woods, Martha Stewart & Stephen King. You should stil be able to find these in stores and a 2nd print is in the works.
According to Davis the "Fame" title allows Bluewater to delve into the celebrity culture and understand how a person rises to fame and deals with the newfound celebrity and continue to produce in the public eye. That includes actors, sports figures, recording artists and royals; notable personalities that would be precluded from Bluewater's other politically oriented biography titles.
Each issue retails for $7.99. Although primarily distributed through traditional retail outlets, like Barnes & Nobles and Books-A-Million, these special editions will also be available through several online venues including Amazon.com.
Previous titles that are available now are Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift & Lady Gaga. Retail giant Walmart has already committed to sell the Bieber title in stores. The series has been covered by People Magazine, Time Magazine, Vanity Fair as well as CNN, The View and Entertainment Tonight.