TV series "Glee" to get comic book treatment

Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
 
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By Megan Vick

NEW YORK (Billboard) - "Glee" has already conquered television, music, and live touring, and now the show will invade the world of comic books.

Bluewater Productions has named the cast of the hit TV series as the centerpiece for the next installation of their "Fame" biographical comic series.

"Fame: The Cast of Glee," set for a November release, will chronicle the meteoric success of the show. The series will also document the newfound fame of cast members Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer and show creator Ryan Murphy.

Working on 'Glee' was a treat," said Cameron Cooke, who wrote the script for the comic with Patrick McCormack. "It made it easy to see why people are so passionate about their love for this show."

The "Fame" series has previously sold out its first printings of issues showcasing Lady Gaga and "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson. Justin Bieber will also have his own "Fame" comic this fall.

"Our 'Fame' series has attracted an entirely new audience to the world of comics, whether they're fans of Lady Gaga or 'Twilight,'" said Bluewater Founder and President Darren G. Davis.

"I expect that the same thing will happen with 'Fame: The Cast of Glee,'" he continued. "I hope to see a lot of people who've never picked up comics before decide to pick up this book."

The comic will sell for $3.99 and will be available at U.S. comic book stores as well as online retailers such as Amazon.

(Editing by Zorianna Kit and Bob Tourtellotte)