Although IDW Publishing’s biographies of the presidential candidates have been getting the lion’s share of the attention, there are two other memoirs hitting stores this week. Who knew?
The barely publicized bios, titled McCain: The Comic Book and Obama: The Comic Book, come from Antarctic Press, better known for such titles as Ninja High School, Gold Digger and Yeti vs. Vampire.
The San Antonio Express-News manages to work a “BAM!” and a “POW!” into its article on the titles while noting that the comics don’t rely on those cliches.
“When you show somebody that looks heroic doing something heroic, then it seems that would be a natural thing for them to do,” artist Chris Allen tells the newspaper. “But if you show somebody who’s just human doing something heroic, then it comes off as these people made extraordinary decisions and followed them through.”
You can see previews of both comics here.