Special edition graphic novels of Bluewater Productions' best-selling "Fame: Justin Bieber" and "Fame: Taylor Swift" will be released by the publisher this Spring -- primarily distributed through book stores and Walmart. The graphic novels will feature the original story from each comic plus bonus material such as new story content, additional artwork, and new covers.
This is big news in the world of comics, because landing a distribution deal with Walmart is huge, dramatically increasing the access of these titles -- as well as an additional special edition GN, "Fame: Cast of Glee" -- to the public.
"Fame: Justin Bieber" is be released in March, "Fame: Cast of Glee" in April, and "Fame: Taylor Swift" in May. Additional details on these releases are below after the exclusive cover art:
Don't forget to check out MTV Splash Page for the cover to the special edition graphic novel of "Fame: The Cast of GLEE"!
Official Press Release:
CELEBRITIES 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 book stores and Walmart.
Starting in March, graphic novels featuring Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and the Cast of Glee will be repackaged with additional artwork, story content and new covers to expand each edition to nearly 40 pages. Retail giant Walmart has already committed to sell the Bieber title in stores.
“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 Davis.
The following are detailed descriptions of the upcoming titles:
FAME: JUSTIN BIEBER SPECIAL EDITION
Release Date: March 2011
Writer: Tara Broeckel Ooten
Pencils: Claudio Avella
Like The Beatles, Justin Bieber started life in simple public housing, and also like The Beatles, he is forced to balance fame with his humble beginnings as he comes of age with the whole world screaming his name. Fame: Justin Bieber traces the career of this Youtube sensation from his musical childhood in Ontario to the stage of his first headlining tour.
FAME: CAST OF GLEE SPECIAL EDITION
Release Date: April 2011
Writer: CW Cooke and Patrick McCormack
Pencils: Benjamino Bradi
From the sold-out Fame series comes the story all Gleeks were waiting for: the biography of the cast and creator of Glee. From Ryan Murphy to Lea Michele and more of the cast, Fame takes a look at how all of these men and women became part of a global phenomenon. From the hit FOX series; it's your turn to be a Gleek. You know you want to.
FAME: TAYLOR SWIFT SPECIAL EDITION
Release Date: May 2011
Writer: CW Cooke and Patrick McCormack
Pencils: Erick Adrian Marquez
Millions of fans, numerous Grammys, and a load of good press, Taylor Swift’s meteoric rise has given her the sweet taste of fame at a very young age. Her fans love her, radio and television adore her, and young men everywhere wish they could date her. Join us for a look at her life, from the very beginning all the way through today.
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.
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 new-found 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, these special editions will also be available through several online venues including Amazon.com and the Barnes and Noble and Borders online stores.