Monday, August 09, 2010

Celebrity Comic Books

While there are a few one-shot celebrity comic books (like I've seen one on Obama, and another one on his dog!), there are no longer any comic book series on celebrities or comedians anymore.

DC had long running series of "The Adventures of Bob Hope" and "The Adventures of Jerry Lewis" (originally called "The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis".

The most recent example that I can think of was "Camp Candy", based on a TV cartoon show starring John Candy.

I think it would be funny if someone (could be DC) did "The Adventures of Will Ferrell" or "The Adventures of Jim Carrey" or something. Maybe the licensing fees are too high, but I really think that comic book publishers don't think this way anymore. Or, it might be because today's comedians are typically too vulgar to headline a comic book series arguably aimed at children. 'Tis a shame.

I would love to see a series like this. What do you think?


Chris Barat said...


There have been a few attempts to revive this genre, but they've been a little on the unsavory side (Boneyard Press). I think that the celeb-comics are a relic of an era when celebs' "real" lives were still shrouded in mystery, thanks to studio PR. I know TOO MUCH about these folks now and don't need to buy a comic to feed the need for "buzz" when I can subscribe to Twitter, join a Facebook group, etc.


Ricky Sprague said...

How about an "Adventures of Lindsay Lohan" book?

Mark Arnold said...

That'd be a BEST SELLER!