EXCLUSIVE: 'Glee' Comic Gets Special Edition, New Cover (Justin Bieber & Taylor Swift Comics, Too)

Glee comicAttention, Gleeks: this one's for you!

According to Bluewater Productions, their recently released unauthorized biographies of the "Glee" cast, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift will all be receiving a "Special Edition" makeover and re-release that nearly doubles the size of the original comics with new art and other original content. While I'm not sure how many of our regular readers will be running to the store for the Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber comics (or at the very least, admitting that they're on your pull list), we're pretty sure there are a few fellow Gleeks out there interested in the new "Fame: The Cast Of Glee - Special Edition" comic.

To that end, Bluewater has provided Splash Page readers with the first, exclusive peek at the cover to the Special Edition "The Cast Of Glee" comic, as well as the text of their upcoming announcement regarding the books. Read on for your first look at the cover and all the info you could possibly want about the comic.

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Official press release:

CELEBRITIES GET GRAPHIC (AS IN NOVELS)!

Bluewater Productions unveiled its schedule for the release of special

edition graphic novels from its popular "Fame" biography comic book series

that will be primarily distributed to book stores and Walmart.

Starting in March, graphic novels featuring Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and

the Cast of Glee will be repackaged with additional artwork, story content

and new covers to expand each edition to nearly 40 pages. Retail giant

Walmart has already committed to sell the Bieber title in stores.

"Each of these titles sold out during their initial release, but now we are

nearly doubling the size of the book and giving fans and collectors more of

what they want," said publisher Darren Davis.

The following are detailed descriptions of the upcoming titles:

FAME: JUSTIN BIEBER Special Edition

Release Date: March 2011 national / late January for Walmart

Writer: Tara Broeckel Ooten

Pencils: Claudio Avella

Like The Beatles, Justin Bieber started life in simple public housing, and

also like The Beatles, he is forced to balance fame with his humble

beginnings as he comes of age with the whole world screaming his name. Fame:

Justin Bieber traces the career of this Youtube sensation from his musical

childhood in Ontario to the stage of his first headlining tour.

FAME: CAST OF GLEE Special Edition

Release Date: April 2011

Writer: CW Cooke and Patrick McCormack

Pencils: Benjamino Bradi

From the sold-out Fame series comes the story all Gleeks were waiting for:

the biography of the cast and creator of Glee. From Ryan Murphy to Lea

Michele and more of the cast, Fame takes a look at how all of these men and

women became part of a global phenomenon. From the hit FOX series; it's your

turn to be a Gleek. You know you want to.

FAME: TAYLOR SWIFT Special Edition

Release Date: May 2011

Writer: CW Cooke and Patrick McCormack

Pencils: Erick Adrian Marquez

Millions of fans, numerous Grammys, and a load of good press, Taylor Swift¹s

meteoric rise has given her the sweet taste of fame at a very young age. Her

fans love her, radio and television adore her, and young men everywhere wish

they could date her. Join us for a look at her life, from the very beginning

all the way through today.

The "Fame" series, which launched earlier this year as an offshoot to

Bluewater's successful "Female Force" and "Political Power" biography comics

continues to grow in popularity with each successive issue, and there is

often a flurry of excitement as the next featured subject is announced.

According to Davis the "Fame" title allows Bluewater to delve into the

celebrity culture and understand how a person rises to fame and deals with

the new-found celebrity and continue to produce in the public eye. That

includes actors, sports figures, recording artists and royals; notable

personalities that would be precluded from Bluewater¹s other

politically-oriented biography titles.

Each issue retails for $7.99. Although primarily distributed through

traditional retail outlets, these special editions will also be available

through several online venues including Amazon.com and the Barnes and Noble

and Borders online stores.

"Fame: The Cast Of Glee" Special Edition hits shelves in April. You can check out the covers to the Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift comics over at MTV Geek!

Let us know what you think of the cover art in the comment section or on Twitter! You can also follow me, Splash Page editor Rick Marshall, on Twitter!