Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres: The Comic Book

Ellen DeGeneres is now a comic book hero! Okay, not exactly. Though she is the subject of the latest issue of Bluewater Productions' "Female Force," who will be telling her life story (thus far) in a comic book style.

The comic will apparently revisit big moments in her life from the episode of her sitcom in which she came out to her invitation to join the "American Idol" judging panel. The book hits the shelves today so any die-hard fans can run out immediately to get their copy. I might get it if there's a single cell that just has her yelling "The bangs!"

The issue will also explore her gay advocacy. Issue writer Sanda C. Ruckdeschel says, "It is part of who she is and any telling of her story without acknowledging the importance she places on her identity would be disrespectful to her accomplishments."

Previous subjects of FF include Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin. Now I think they should've made that a joint issue and told their stories in a Spy vs. Spy way. I'm not gonna lie, the mental picture of Clinton and Palin standing back-to-back, wearing huge-brimmed hats, and holding bombs tickles me pink.

The comic should be an interesting read and visual, even if it is sans Ellen wearing a mask and having the ability to fly.

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