It's no secret that putting U.S. President Barack Obama on the cover of your comic these days is like printing money -- no matter how connected the cameo or what the issue contains, it's going to sell like crazy. So, while comics featuring anyone associated with the president and the 2008 campaign remain hot sellers, it seemed only natural that one particular part of the Obama family receive his own comic. (And to be honest, I'm surprised it took this long.)
"Puppy Power: Bo Obama" hits shelves in September from Bluewater Productions, and promises an "insider's look at the White House" courtesy of the Obamas' new dog, Bo. Written by Paul J. Salamoff with art by Emmy Award winning Disney and Warner Brothers artist Keith Tucker, the comic will be aimed at young readers.
While the "Bo Obama" comic is what caught my eye, it's worth mentioning that there will be a pair of Barack Obama and Joe Biden comics also hitting shelves in the next few months from Bluewater.
"Political Power: Barack Obama" will hit shelves in August and features a story by Chris Ward and art by Azim Akberali, and "Political Power: Joe Biden" will arrive the following month. The latter comic promises "a close look at one of the toughest journeys in American politics, exploring his earlier years as a US senator and the emotional rollercoaster he faced in becoming America's youngest member of congress."
Bluewater previously published a pair of comic focusing on two of the presidential campaign's most prominent leading ladies, Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, as part of their “Female Force” series, as well as an issue focusing on the First Lady, Michelle Obama.
Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice will be the focus of upcoming comics, and "Female Force: Caroline Kennedy" hits shelves next month.
What do you think of all the Obama comics buzz? Think Bo deserves his own comic? Whose comic will be the most interesting? Let us know what you think in the comment section!