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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/ 5/2010

LIMBAUGH to PELOSI: 6 political figures come to you as colorful as ever

By Michael Cavna


From Limbaugh to Sotomayor, Bluewater Productions is cranking out the bio-comics so quickly these days, it could have simply released its latest six books as a set and called it, say, "Rush to Judgment."

For two of its lines of biographical comic books, "Political Power" and "Female Force," Bluewater has ranged across the ideological spectrum in recent days. The newest books profile six iconic figures: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Al Gore, Rush Limbaugh, Nancy Pelosi, Sonia Sotomayor and Margaret Thatcher.


Bluewater says the writer of the Thatcher comic is John Blundell, author of the
book "Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady." Blundell, said to be a longtime Thatcher pal, says: "There is a tremendous amount of interest in Lady Thatcher in the United States and, dare I say it, even love," according to Bluewater. (The book, drawn by Robert Bruner, is due in July.)

The Bruni-Sarkozy bio-comic, due out in August, is written by Dr. Who novelist David McIntee with art by Heath Foley. "It was interesting to try to find an angle from which to cover a real person's story rather than to make one up," McIntee says. "It's a nice little variation on the usual way of writing a comic."


The other four titles, scheduled to hit comic-book stories today, feature four especially polarizing personalities. Bluewater says it's not simply trying to exploit that fact.

"We understand that there are many that hold strong and passionate opinions, but Bluewater believes we have a responsibility to transcend the political rancor and give readers an honest accounting of these people's lives and accomplishments," says Bluewater honcho Darren Davis.


The talent involved in these four books includes: Scott Davis and artist Giordanelli Corbellini (Gore); Don Smith and artist JB Fernandes (Limbaugh); Dan Rafter and artist Oski Yanez (Pelosi); and Robert Schnakenberg and artist Cesar Feliciano (Sotomayor),

Davis notes that the Sotomayor title has been requested to put in the Supreme Court's library archive.


Bluewater's previous bio-comics include the three more recent presidents; Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin and Colin Powell.

So the 'Riffs Question of the Day is: Of these six new comic books, which one would you be LEAST inclined to read? Feel free to share your thoughts, riffs or rants below.

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By Michael Cavna  | May 5, 2010; 11:15 AM ET
Categories:  The Comic Book  | Tags:  Al Gore, Bluewater Productions, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Comics, Darren Davis, Margaret Thatcher, Nancy Pelosi, Rush Limbaugh, Sonia Sotomayor  
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Rush Limbaugh, Political Power? So does this mean he really is the head of the Republican Party?
Next question, big head or little?

Posted by: jimbo1949 | May 5, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

All of them look good except the Al Gore one. He just looks like Limbaugh with Al Gore's haircut.

Posted by: BearmanCartoons | May 5, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I haven't seen the actual comics yet, but I agree that the covers, at least, are good likenesses - except for the Al Gore one. Also, why is the Dr. Who novelist writing the Bruni-Sarkozy book? Surely he would be the appropriate choice to pen the Al Gore bio!

Posted by: seismic-2 | May 6, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

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