IDW Covers the Presidential Candidates

At Comic-Con 08 comic publisher IDW announced they’ll be publishing biographies of the Democratic and Republican Presidential nominees. Two one-shots will focus on the lives of the two candidates leading up to their clinching their respective nominations (possibly leaving the general election up for future issues?).

The New York Time’s blog, The Caucus, reports Barack Obama’s comic will be written by Jeff Mariotte while John McCain’s issue will be written by Andy Helfer. The covers are drawn by Gen13 artist J. Scott Campbell.

As correctly points out biography comics aren’t a new phenomenon as comics in the past have covered Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, Malcom X, and many more.

The comics will go on sale October 1, and will be available online at