In a move sure to rile skeptics, Bluewater announced on Thursday that they’ve released their Steve Jobs bio comic digitally three weeks ahead of the scheduled print release date, following the Apple co-founder’s death on Wednesday.
While those critical of the oft-controversial publisher might characterize this as capitalizing on the death of a beloved public figure, perhaps the most eyebrow-raising part of this news is that the digital comic is, per Bluewater’s press release, only available on NOOK and Kindle as of right now. The print version of Steve Jobs: Co-founder of Apple goes on sale on Oct. 27, along with the ComiXology version, so you can actually, y’know, view it on an Apple device.
To Bluewater’s credit, the comic was first announced back in June, with a release originally planned for August. According to their press release, Bluewater has pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds of the comic to the American Cancer Society. Jobs passed away on Wednesday at age 56, after a long bout with pancreatic cancer.
The comic’s full cover is after the jump.