I don’t know about you but I’ve never envisaged Mark Zuckerberg as a comic book hero before. But a Vancouver-based comic book publisher has other ideas.
Bluewater Productions is making a comic about the Facebook founder. Zuckerberg joins the illustrious company of celebrities such as Betty White, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, who have also featured or will feature in Bluewater comics. It must feel quite surreal for Zuckerberg and his friends and family.
A CNET story quotes the team behind it as saying they are aiming to strike a balance between portraying Zuckerberg as a benevolent young philanthropist and a ruthless entrepreneur as shown in the film The Social Network. “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. “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.
If having the cash and confidence to donate $100 million to Newark schools and having a film made about you isn’t a sign that you’ve arrived, then perhaps being star of your own comic book is. The action doll can’t be too far away.