Topic: Comic Books - New
The comic book shown above was released just last month, and should still be available for sale at Your Local Comic Book Shop (LCBS)!
Before I get to my review on this issue, here is some of the PR info that was used to promote the comic book:
"This comic series has been featured on CNN, Fox News, and OK! Magazine.
Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur, and talk show queen. She turned her wounds into wisdom and survived an abusive family to become one of the most powerful and influential people in the world. See the humble beginnings of Oprah Winfrey."
Following are the credits for this issue:
Writer and interior pages penciler: Joshua LaBello
I read the above comic book this weekend along with a few others from Bluewater Productions. I blogged about the Tribute issue to Michael Jackson already this week. (Click here for that blog.)
The reason I read this one and am blogging about it quicker than normal, is that comics like these that have big potential mainstream interest, have a way of being underordered by LCBS, and then sold out before my Blog readers can get to their LCBS for shopping.
This issue is just one of several in the 'Female Force' Series by Bluewater Comics.
Here are my thoughts on it, as well as a few points of interest by my wife Tina, who also read it:
The storyline that the writer, Joshua LaBello, laid out was well told. I had not known of all the background scenes that Joshua laid out in this comic book. The early years were well covered, and the later years were more of a 'scattered montage', to use Tina's phrasing of it.
Not that we didn't like the comic book, it truly is one that holds up well as an individual bio-comic and as one in the 'Female Force' series. When Tina says 'scattered montage', that's because there was so much history to capture in such a small format (comic sized instead of graphic novel sized), that there had to be some 'cutting' done in presenting Oprah's long history.
The interior pages pencilling is finely illustrated also. In this case the writer and penciller were the same, so he had the complete say as to how to layout the story he was telling. Good job on this Joshua!
Michelle's coloring accentuated the pencilling.
Wilson's lettering was his usual good performance, and fit well within the parameters of the story and art.
Plus after seeing so many great covers by Vinnie Tartamella, I just had to run a photo of him near the top of this blog post. It's because of his front covers, and OK... also the personalities / subjects of these different series by Bluewater, that make me put these issues near the top of my reading stack! Another great cover, Vinnie!
I found this to be a good read, and also informative. Yeah, there's been times when I've caught Oprah on TV, especially on her road trips with Gayle King. Those were fun episodes! And yes, Tina also found this to be a good read!
BTW, I have already blogged about a few other issues in this series, including: Princess Diana, Condoleeza Rice, and Caroline Kennedy.
To see more news about this comic book series, and / or other comics that are being published by Bluewater Comics, please check their web site at: http://www.BlueWaterProd.com !
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