Press Release

Gleeks are in for a treat this November when comics company Bluewater Productions releases the latest in its Fame series of biography comics, Fame: The Cast of Glee.

The 32-page comic book one shot takes a close look at the lives of the actors and creative talent that have made the FOX Broadcasting’s series “Glee” such a runaway hit. “Glee” fans can learn about the paths that show mainstays Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer have taken on their way to fame.

The comic also highlights the career of “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy, and his steady rise to Hollywood phenomenon. The comic retails for $3.99. Fans can purchase it at comic book shops across the country and online at retailers such as Amazon.com.

Cameron Cooke and Patrick McCormack wrote the script for Fame: The Cast of Glee, while Ben Bradi handled the art duties. For Cooke, getting the chance to work on a comic about “Glee” was an opportunity too good to turn down.

“Working on Glee was a treat,” he said. “Being a fan of Ryan Murphy’s previous work made it very easy to jump headfirst into Glee. It made it easy to see why people are so passionate about their love for this show. It’s a phenomenon.”

Darren G. Davis, founder and president of Bluewater Productions, says that the “Glee” comic is just one more way to bring new fans to the world of sequential storytelling.

“Our Fame series has attracted an entirely new audience to the world of comics, whether they’re fans of Lady Gaga or Twilight,” he said. “I expect that the same thing will happen with Fame: The Cast of Glee. I hope to see a lot of people who’ve never picked up comics before decide to pick up this book.”

Bluewater’s Fame series ranks as a major success. It’s celebrity comics devoted to Lady Gaga and Robert Pattinson both sold out their first printings. In the upcoming months the company will soon release comic autobiographies of Justin Bieber, Taylor Lautner and David Beckham.

Bluewater also publishes the Political Power and Female Force line of biography comics. The company’s Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama comics also sold out their first runs.

Cooke expects the same success from Fame: The Cast of Glee. “Glee interests me for the same reasons comic books interest me,” Cooke said. “It gives a little bit of everything to everyone, and it seems to be made for the people who love it as much as it’s made for the people who work on it. Being part of a collaborative effort to bring the story of the cast of Glee to comics has been an eye-opening experience that I’ll never forget.”

About Bluewater Productions

Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”

Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.

via Bluewater Productions

Following its commitment to green publishing, Bluewater comic books are printed on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper. FSC certification guarantees that the paper used in Bluewater books contains fiber from well managed and responsibility harvested forests that meet strict environmental and socioeconomic standards.

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5 Comments

  1. Bob T
    August 13, 2010 at 3:35 am — Reply

    Please, no more. These books are embarassing and the only people interested will be Glee fans not your average comic book reader.

    • August 13, 2010 at 4:30 am — Reply

      I’m with you. If you’re gonna keep churning these out to cash in on the latest celebrities, at least do what you did with Olivia Newton-John and use them to earn money for charity. That makes them a little more pallettable.

    • August 14, 2010 at 11:45 am — Reply

      These books are embarassing and the only people interested will be Glee fans not your average comic book reader.

      Bluewater Productions titles are generally aimed at the fans of the properties/people involved and not the average comic book reader. It’s probably their main selling point, in that they appeal to people outside the relatively narrow confines of “The Industry” and bring new people into comic shops.

      • Damascus
        September 22, 2010 at 3:39 am — Reply

        It would be great if they could have some kind of companion comic to go with said titles that might actually act as a gateway to other kinds of comics. Like another ongoing that is all about a singing group who double as a kick ass supernatural crime fighting team, ha that’d be nice. Also, if they aren’t putting their comics into places like Kroger or other stores, and they aren’t aimed at all toward current comic book readers and they aren’t advertising their merchandise anywhere other than places such as this site which is typically visited by people already somehow involved in or interested in the “Industry” then their sales base seems to be limited to your girlfriend who was dragged into a comic shop because you didn’t get a chance to go before you and she had plans to go out that day and she happened to see a Glee comic and thought “Hey, what the heck.” Now if the Glee comic was officially sanctioned and they ran some kind of advertisement for it during a commercial break during Glee, then they’d be pulling new readers into a comic shop. It’s now all on the individual shop to go out there and put an ad out in a paper or on a sign out front saying that they have a new Bieber/Michelle Obama/Polygamy lady/Glee comic for sale within, which is a nice option for that comic shop to have, it just doesn’t seem to be something that is going to really bring droves of new readers in with the minimal effort which Bluewater is putting into it.

  2. Damascus
    September 22, 2010 at 3:44 am — Reply

    Also I’d like to know how many issues were in their first runs of Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama because they’re toting that they sold out their first runs. It’s a new thing they’re trying so they aren’t likely to be printing huge numbers of issues without knowing how they’ll do, and are they counting that their initial printings were all sold to LCS’s or all the LCS’s informed them that every issue (3-4 probably) had been bought up? There are plenty of ways to tell the truth in such a way as to make it sound much better than it really is and obviously Marvel and DC are total pros at it too, I just wonder that kind of stuff when I read press releases from companies.

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