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Are we giving these folks too much publicity by posting these ongoing covers?
Or is it just fun for everyone?
Oh, The Beat…..don’t ever change!
These Bluewater ‘political’ seem like the “Rock and Roll Comics” of this decade. Real-life stories, and bad ‘realistic’ art.
Either that or these are the kind of things that Charlton or Dell/Gold Key/Whitman would have published.
I just wanna know who the * FEMALE * FORCE * fights? Who is the leader? Will there possible be a teen versions spin off!? Ohh so many questions…
I want to knwo who is ever going to read this comic? Barbara Walters? I am horrified…
It’s possible that Bluewater’s “Female Force” series is more successful at reaching people who don’t ordinarily buy comic books than outreach efforts from Marvel and DC have been. If people want to read about the celebrity featured in an issue, they’ll find stores that sell it. Making the issue available through Amazon.com certainly doesn’t hurt.
Bluewater is already touting an upcoming issue about Oprah Winfrey.
Thanks for the heads up! I collect non-fiction comics, and I’ll add this to the pull list.
(And chances are pretty good that one of the hosts of the View will show this on TV, if only to tease Ms. Walters about her becoming a comicbook star.)
Consider this: each FF issue has an EAN/ISBN, making it orderable via B&N, Amazon, Ingram… which means LIBRARIES can order it without delay.
Bluewater is collecting these comics into trades:
(Clinton, Palin, Obama, Kennedy)
The list so far:
Female Force: Sarah Palin
Female Force: Michelle Obama
Female Force: Hillary Clinton
Female Force: Caroline Kennedy
Female Force: Princess Diana
Female Force: Condoleezza Rice
Female Force: Oprah Winfrey
Female Force: Merideth [??? 978-1-4276-4038-3 January 2009?]
Female Force: Barbara Walters
Female Force: Sarah Palin
(I would suggest Sandra Day O’Connor.)
Since you asked. I could live without them. I was just asking myself the question: “Why do they post these?” when I read this. So,…there’s my vote!
The upcoming Oprah Winfrey issue has already gotten some press.
Yes and yes.
I just don’t understand how this company stays open, what with all the rumors of their non-payment of creators.
Barbara, just saw your comic cover. What have you done with your face, you look faBBBulous!!!!
I guess the criteria to be in “Female Force” is to be rich and powerful.
When is the Mother Theresa edition coming out?
BioGraphic Novel: Mother Teresa 9780981754314
EduManga: Mother Teresa 9781569709726
Mother Teresa 9789810575526
Mother Teresa Of Calcutta http://www.comics.org/series.lasso?SeriesID=2882
Market seems to be saturated. Although… a Saints series would be interesting…
I’ve been lettering a few of these books and I’ve been quite surprise how good they are, Now this type of thing isn’t my cup of tea, I stick mostly to the super-heroes books but I do like the idea of branching out comics to reach more people. Face it the industry needs to have more fans, and if we can get them to come in because they like these books then more power to them.
if they ever did a bio on someone I’d want to read about, I’d check out their book, but till then, they are amusing. :)
It’s blatantly obvious that The Beat and Publishers Weekly don’t like the folks at Bluewater…just a constant barrage and sneers, snarky comments and less than glowing reviews (which is their right) However, you can’t argue with Bluewater’s success The bottom line is if these books weren’t profitable, they wouldn’t be published. If there was zero audience they wouldn’t publish. Just because they don’t fit someone’s criteria of what a comic book ought to be, doesn’t mean it is any less relevant or valid.
BARBARA WALTERS~~~~~~~~RESIGN! NOW! NOT TOMORROW, NOW! When your guest is LL KOOL J , barbara you’re too old, get out you have passed it already, do not make more of a fool of yourself, you surpassed that a while ago. The interview w/ Ryan o’neal so showed that. you are old time, you look silly
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