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Posted at 5:08 PM ET, 03/29/2010

Ellen DeGeneres gets the comic treatment

By Liz Kelly

Comic book fans take note: You might want to give some of your Richie Rich archive to the nearest university archive to make room for the latest entry in the growing "Female Force" series which purports to highlight strong women who are, you know, doing important things. This month, Ellen DeGeneres joins previous comic-worthy women Oprah, "Twilight" penner Stephenie Meyer, Barbara Walters and Michelle Obama (our own Michael Cavna wrote about the first lady's comic last week).

(Bluewater Productions)

The comic book will, according to a press release, "follow the comedienne from her youth in Louisiana, through the endless smoke-filled comedy club circuit, to her breakthrough sitcom and finally as an Emmy-winning daytime talk show host." And, fear not collectors, it will also include her most recent gig as "American Idol's" fourth judge.

One free-of-charge suggestion for Bluewater Productions, the company responsible for "Female Force." How about a bizarro world mirror image series that tracks our era's more infamous women? Octo-mom has amazing possiblities since the comic medium would free up her narrative to allow her to appear as an actual octopus. Or Kate Gosselin reimagined as skyscraper-high super monster whose one mission in life is to burn hideous Ed Hardy T-shirts off of ex Jon's back using her handy eye lasers?

I'm available to talk about the concept.

Ellen fans, your issue hits stores on March 31.

By Liz Kelly  | March 29, 2010; 5:08 PM ET
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What's the point of a comic if it's about real people/real life? I don't get it....

Posted by: agog1 | March 29, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Ellen DeGeneres, a comic? Well, there's a first time for everything.

Posted by: charlesbakerharris | March 29, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I'll give DeGeneres this, she well exceeded my expectations as a judge on Idol, though they started out low.
Her job is to get a layman's read on a song being good or bad, plus think up something entertaining even funny each time.
I'd give her a B.
The only judge working harder and thinking more than Ellen is Simon Cowell.
This season, Randy Jackson is playing a caricature of Season 1 Jackson. Barely working, barely thinking, just repeating his old lines.

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | March 29, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm holding out for the Voyeur Bondage Adventures of Erik Brown (Deluxe Illustrated Edition), and the Archbisop's Illustrated Guide to Pederasty (Iprimatur) by Joseph Ratzinger.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 30, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

$3.99??! Wow, this is not my 25-cent 1970s Archie comic, that's for sure.

What do Archie comics cost these days?

Posted by: marybindc | March 30, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

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