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?