who think Steve Jobs is a superhero, so it's fitting he's joining Batman, Green Lantern and Iron Man with his own comic book. Steve Jobs: Co-founder of Apple tells the story of Jobs and his company in comic strip form.
The 32-page comic is published by Bluewater. It's written by one CW Cooke with art by Chris Schmidt and a cover, pictured above, by Marvel, DC and Doctor Who artist Joe Phillips.
Bluewater has made a name for itself with cheap cash-in biographies of celebrities including Barack Obama, Charlie Sheen, Lady GaGa, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, Prince William and Prince Harry.
Other high-prestige titles include spin-offs from Logan's Run and Plan 9 From Outer Space, clones of Clash of The Titans, and books with such luminaries as Adam West, William Shatner and Walter Koenig involved. We can't help thinking Steve deserves better...
Bluewater biographies generally consist of art cribbed from photos with explanatory captions, rather than an attempt to dramatise the subject's life or provide insight into what makes them tick -- like a Wikipedia article with better pictures, we suppose. We are impressed with Bluewater's commitment to comics about US political figures and issues, demystifying politics for younger readers -- or those with a short attention span, like us.
A biography that's received the official Jobsian blessing is due next year.will draw on interviews with Apple employees, friends and Steve himself.
The Jobs comic follows a Bluewater biography of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, soon to be republished in graphic novel form. Both tech titans have been the subject of a movie: Jobs in Pirates of Silicon Valley and Zuckerberg in Oscar-winner .
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