Mark Zuckerberg, comic book action hero?

The Facebook founder is the subject of a new comic book biography, announced on the eve of the (unrelated) film "The Social Network."

Bluewater Comics

If you needed any further proof that the story of Facebook's origins has captivated the world, get this: A Vancouver-based comic book company called Bluewater Productions announced on Monday that later this year, it'll be releasing a title called "Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook."

The team behind it says it is attempting to strike a balance between portraying Zuckerberg as a benevolent philanthropist and critical player in the hot education reform movement , and a ruthless young business genius in the league of the film "The Social Network," which premiered Friday in New York to rave reviews .

"Rightly or wrongly, Mark dealt harshly with some people on his way to where he is today," writer Jerome Maida, who collaborated with illustrator Sal Field and cover artist Michal Szyksznian on the new comic, said in a release. "As we see, he left many people feeling betrayed. I try my best to be fair here. No one is totally innocent in this story. I try to represent each of the major players' point of view."

The $6.99 comic will go on sale at comic book stores in December.

Celebrity biographies are a specialty at Bluewater, which has also created comics illustrating the stories of the likes of Betty White, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber, and has an ongoing partnership with actor William Shatner for a comic series called "William Shatner Presents."

About the author

Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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