Ronald Reagan Getting the Comic Treatment
Bluewater Productions continues to pump out the biographical comics, this time Ronald Reagan gets the treatment. From their website:
From movie star to charismatic leader of the free world, the life of Ronald Reagan will be the featured subject on an upcoming issue of Bluewater Productions’ Political Power biography comic series.
Considered by many to be either one of the United States’ greatest presidents and father of the neo-conservative movement or an out-of–touch figurehead, Reagan’s legacy still sparks debate 20-plus years after leaving office.
Political Power: Ronald Reagan, scheduled for release in October, examines Reagan’s eventful life from radio broadcaster to B-movie actor to California governor to President and includes his dignified fight against Alzheimer’s disease in later years.
“Reaganomics, the assassination attempt, “Star Wars,” the air-traffic controllers strike, Iran-Contra, and, of course, the collapse of the “evil empire” Soviet Union; wherever you may fall on the political spectrum, you must agree that Reagan’s time in office has had a profound and lasting influence on the country,” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis.
Writer Don Smith adds “I think the crux of the book will be the assessment of whether Reagan was simply at the right place and time when the Soviet Union fell. Or was he one of the shrewdest occupants of the White House?”
The issue, penned by Smith, was illustrated by Scott Woodward. The cover art was provided by award-winning artist Azim Akberal.
The comic book series, launching in this month with a feature on former-Secretary of State and retired four-star general Colin Powell, includes planned biographies on Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Al Gore and several others.
“Like its sister title Female Force, Political Power strives to tell even-handed stories of the individuals responsible for shaping the American way of life,” Davis added.
The biographical comic series has drawn a firestorm of media attention in the past month, including features on “Live with Regis and Kelly,” CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, and in People magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, USA Today and thousands of blogs and other media outlets.