Question: When it comes to comic book biographies of pop-culture celebrities, how do you follow the "Twilight" crew?
Answer: With international soccer star, sex symbol, and husband to a Spice Girl, David Beckham!
Yes, Bluewater Productions has revealed the next subject of their popular line of "Fame" bio comics, giving the global footballer his own comic that promises to explore Beckham's life "from his earliest days on the soccer field, when he dreamed of playing for Manchester United, to the challenges of his soccer days in the United States."
Written by Pete Rogers with art by Pablo Martinena, "Fame: David Beckham" arrives on shelves in September — and we have your first look inside the comic.
Here's the official text of Bluewater's latest "Fame" announcement:
SOCCER STAR BECKHAM THE SUBJECT OF LATEST BLUEWATER BIOGRAPHY COMIC
He may be the most famous soccer star in the world. He’s married to a Spice Girl. He is, by any measure, an international sex symbol. And now soccer player David Beckham has become a comic book hero. This September, Beckham will star in Fame: David Beckham from comic book publisher Bluewater Productions.
Writer Pete Rogers and artist Pablo Martinena bring Beckham’s amazing career to life, from his earliest days on the soccer field, when he dreamed of playing for Manchester United, to the challenges of his soccer days in the United States.
“Working on the Beckham book was quite different from any other comic I've worked on to date,” Rogers said. “Telling someone's real life story was quite a challenge, and I tried to find as many ways as possible to ensure that it was visually interesting and not just a case of ‘he did this and then he did that’.”
Rogers wasn’t content to simply read about Beckham and his life when researching his script. He spoke to a wide range of people about what Beckham means to them and the sport of soccer.
“One of the reasons I enjoyed working on the comic so much is that I got the chance to go down memory lane myself, not just to pivotal moments in David's life but also back to my own childhood, as some of the first comics I ever read were actually football comics,” Rogers said. “I used to pick up titles like Tiger (with Billy's Boots and Hotshot Hamish), Roy of the Rovers and Football Picture Story Monthly without fail. When I wasn't reading comics I was playing football, and I used to spend the school holidays training with local professional side ‘AFC Bournemouth’ at their Summer Soccer School. Getting the Beckham pages back from brilliant artist Pablo Martinena has taken me back to reading those comics on long hot journeys to Dean Court in the back of my Dad's car."
Fame: David Beckham is just the latest installment in Bluewater’s popular series of biography comics tracing the lives of influential movie stars, sports heroes and musical icons. Past issues have featured Lady GaGa, Twilight star Robert Pattinson and pop sensation Taylor Swift.
Fame: David Beckham retails for $3.99 and can be found online at Amazon.com or in comic book shops across the country.
“David Beckham is the first sports star we’ve featured in a Bluewater comic,” said Darren Davis, president and founder of Bluewater Productions. “Of course, Beckham is much more than simply a sports star. He’s also an international celebrity, as famous for his looks as he is for his soccer abilities, so he’s a perfect fit for our Fame line.”
To order the book contact your local comic book store by going to www.comicshoplocator.com or go to Amazon.com.
And there you have it, folks! Make sure to check out the preview!
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