Following her Facebook-fueled Saturday Night Live hosting gig this spring, Betty White is facing an unprecedented career resurgence at the age of 88. In the past year-and-a-half, she’s co-starred in The Proposal, won an Emmy, appeared in commercials, landed a role on Hot in Cleveland, and will guest star this month on the season premiere of Community. Given this newfound cultural relevance, there’s only one logical next step:
That’s right — in what may be the highest-profile comic book starring a female senior citizen since Marvel Team-Up #137, Betty White’s the latest subject of an unauthorized biography comic from Bluewater Productions. It’s scheduled for November, and is the same length of their Justin Bieber bio, despite one having 72 years on the other. Bluewater president Darren G. Davis seemed to have similar feelings, given his statement in the company’s official release:
Betty White has had such an amazing entertainment career. It’s one that has now spanned more than 70 years. The biggest challenge that the creative team behind this book faced was figuring out how to include as much of this career as possible in one comic.
Bluewater haters may be interested to note that the Golden Girls cast picture in the background of the Betty White cover reads “Thanks for being a friend,” when the actual theme song lyrics were, of course, “Thank you for being a friend.”
As broke last week, Bluewater is in a bit of a legal stickety-wicket after cease-and-desists were issued over their Bieber and Lady Gaga comics.