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Boom! Steve Jobs now comic book superhero

Steve Jobs comic due in August

First there was the Steve Jobs doll (swiftly voodoo’d twice by Apple lawyers). Then there was (or rather will be) the “official” Steve Jobs biography – already the number-one pre-order on Amazon about a year before its release.

Now prepare for Steve Jobs the comic book, from the makers of similarly cartoonish biographies of Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie and Sarah Palin.

The rather drily titled Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple is a comic book charting the rise, fall and rise again of both Jobs and Apple, the company he co-founded in 1976.

The 32-page comic book tracing Jobs' life and career is to be published by Bluewater Productions in August.

According to Bluewater Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple offers readers “a unique insight into the Apple CEOs legendary drive to the top and his continuing fight to stay there”.

"Admire him or hate him, Jobs' vision and business acumen revolutionized the world," said writer CW Cooke.

"Between he and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, you would be hard pressed to find someone with greater influence over how we communicate, interact and do business over the last 30 years."

Illustrated by Chris Schmidt (with cover art supplied by DC artist Joe Phillips), Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple will be available in comic shops, bookstores and online stores including Amazon for the cover price of $3.99. At the time of writing the book was not available for pre-order on the UK Amazon store.

"His innovations command front page news, speculation of his health affects the stock market. Not bad for a college dropout," said Bluewater president Darren Davis.

"His story, and that of Apple, is epic. I'm surprised it took us this long to publish a proper, balanced biography of him."

According to Bluewater, the impetus to publish the Jobs biography was based on the demand and success of Bluewater's biography comic featuring Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook.

A graphic novel of the sold out Zuckerberg comic book will be in stores in September and retail for $10.99.

"There are definitely some similarities between Zuckerberg and Jobs. It takes a certain kind of drive and a certain kind of genius to move society the way they have, added Cooke.

"The idea behind both efforts is to show the person behind the personality and that it is never what you'd expect."


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