OBAMA, PALIN, CLINTON & BECK ARE "SUPER FRIENDS" IN NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS; WHILE BECK BOOK SELL OUT
|Political Power "Super Friends" in new graphic novel|
Glenn Beck might have stepped away from his television bully pulpit on Fox, but that didn't dissuade readers from selling out the recent Bluewater-published biography comic based on his life and career.
"Political Power: Glenn Beck" sold out in less than a week after its April 6th release. The issue, written by freelance journalist Jerome Maida and illustrated by Alexander Bozic, parallels the mercurial and often-times provocative commentators tumultuous personal life with his steady climb to become a leading voice behind the conservative movement.
According to Bluewater, a second printing of the Beck comic is not planned. However, the issue will be incorporated into a graphic novel that also includes the recent biography comic book issues of Sarah Palin, Arnold Schwarzenegger and fellow right-wing political pundit Rush Limbaugh. This graphic novel trade publication, known as "The Red Book," but officially solicited as "Political Power: Republicans" is scheduled to hit shelves this October.
A companion graphic novel featuring four influential politicians from the other side of the aisle, "Political Power: Democrats" ("The Blue Book") features the biographies of Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, Senator Al Franken and the late Ted Kennedy. It is also scheduled for a September 2011 release.
The covers of the "Blue" and "Red" books, illustrated by Joe Phillips, are an homage to a "Super Friends" comic book cover from the 1970s which feature the biography subjects running towards each other. Though sold separately, when the two books are placed side-by-side, it recreates the iconic drawing.
"Political Power: Democrats" and "Political Power: Republicans" graphic novels retail for $15.99 each and will be available through most online venues like Amazon.com and wherever books are sold.
The "Political Power" series was launched earlier in 2009 as a companion piece to the successful "Female Force" biography title. The comic allowed Bluewater to delve into the lives and power and legacy of some of the most important and powerful political personalities of the past generation regardless of gender.
The Bluewater biography comic books have been featured on the TODAY Show, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, People Magazine, The Los Angeles Times and 1,000's of other sources.