Following closely on the teen pop star footsteps of Justin Bieber, the cast of Glee is the natural next target of Bluewater Production’s “Fame” series of unauthorized biographical comic books, though it still probably won’t pacify the people who groused about the Fox show having a panel at Comic-Con.
This is the first of their bio comics to spotlight multiple people — Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer are the ones mentioned in Bluewater’s press release, though from the cover it appears that Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes, will also be profiled. One worries that in only 32 pages, crucial details like Lynch’s role as Agent Russo in 2002′s Collateral Damage may be ignored.
Say Bluewater president Darren G. Davis in the press release: “Our Fame series has attracted an entirely new audience to the world of comics, whether they’re fans of Lady Gaga or Twilight. I expect that the same thing will happen with Fame: The Cast of Glee.” Not sure if that’s quite as diverse of an audience as he’s making it sound — seems that Lady Gaga, Twilight and Glee probably have a lot of the same fans, right? (Teenage girls.)
Given Bluewater’s apparent predilection for multicultural groups of young people singing and dancing, it’s only a matter of time before the publisher goes retro and puts out Fame: The Cast of Fame. This comic, though, is out in November.