"LION OF THE SENATE" TED KENNEDY ROARS AS NEW COMIC BIO
Ted Kennedy spent a lifetime in politics and in the spotlight of the public eye. In November, this "Lion of the Senate" will be the featured subject on an upcoming issue of Bluewater Productionsâ€™ Political Power biography comic series.
Considered by many to be the voice of the modern Democratic Party, Edward "Ted" Kennedy triumphed over tragedy and scandal to carve out a legacy that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with his celebrated brothers President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy.
Political Power: Ted Kennedy, scheduled for release in November, examines Kennedyâ€™s eventful life from his youthful competition with his brothers and dealing with their untimely deaths, to the Chappaquiddick scandal that nearly destroyed his career; his failed bid for the presidency in 1980, and his distinguished career in the Senate.
"You might not agree with his views. But you have to agree that Ted Kennedy is an American icon of politics," said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis. He noted that although it is not the first volume of "Political Power" to be published, Political Power: Ted Kennedy was the first biography approved for production.
The issue, authored by Brent Sprecher, was illustrated by Alejandro Figueroa. The cover art was provided by Patricio Carbajal.
"We could have filled several volumes with his accomplishments and failures," Sprecher said. "However, in 23 pages, I think we created an objective and insightful portrait of Senator Kennedy and his impact on the national landscape."
The comic book series, launched in July with a feature on former-Secretary of- State and retired four-star general Colin Powell, includes biographies on Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Al Gore and several others.
"Like its sister title Female Force, Political Power strives to tell even-handed stories of the individuals responsible for shaping the American way of life," Davis added.