Friday, January 29, 2010

Robert Pattinson Comic Book



Hmmm. Bluewater Productions, the folks who brought you comic biographies of Al Gore, Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama, and Stephenie Meyer, are set to ship FAME: Robert Pattinson in May. It’s a 32-page comic that will trace the Twilight star’s career and, as the press release says, “introduce fans to the many sides of Pattinson.” Maybe this is just the 34-year-old me talking, but I don’t think this is necessary. For starters, I seriously doubt that diehard fans who scour the Internet 100 times a day will learn anything new in this comic, and who wants to look at a cartoon Pattinson (even if he is kinda hot) when you’re one mouse click away from the real thing?

Am I wrong? In Bluewater’s defense, their Stephenie Meyer comic, published in November 2009, has sold out of several printings. But isn’t she more of a mystery at this point than Pattinson? I suppose there will be fanatics who must have everything Rob, and $3.99 isn’t going to break the bank to complete the collection. It could, conceivably, be fun to flip through it and see how accurately they capture his wardrobe and mannerisms. I know it sounds like I’m caving, but I’m not so no one get this for me as a gift, unless you really want to, in which case I’ll accept it, and read it in my office with as much shame as I do the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

What do you think? Unnecessary, but sure to sell out? At least it might introduce new people to the medium, and that’s not a bad thing…

from EW.COM

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