It was perhaps inevitable that the comic book industry’s interpretation of Lady Gaga would wind up looking less like a super-hero than the actual Lady Gaga. Yes, that’s The Fame monster herself, as she’ll appear on the cover of the premiere issue of a new comic series from Bluewater Productions. But we have to wonder: is the publishing industry determined to blunt Lady Gaga’s (purposefully) sharp edges now that she’s a mainstream superstar? First we see her showing a toned down (though intriguingly vulnerable) side of herself on the cover of Elle, and now she’s packaged as a glossy but generic pop star for a comic. What gives?
Reports E! Online:
“Bluewater Productions—the publisher behind the Female Force biographical series that’s featured J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer and Michelle Obama—is launching the new group of “culturally relevant” celebrity comics. Future installments include Robert Pattinson (squee!), Taylor Swift, David Beckham and 50 Cent.”
If they were really cultural relevant, they would skip the Beckham line (he went out with the Posh bob in 2007), and proceed directly to a Tiger Woods series. Just think of all the volumes of dramatic storylines! And all the spinoff series following each of Tiger’s mistresses!
No word yet on what adventures comic book Gaga will find herself in, but we just hope there’s a talking teacup sidekick.
This isn’t the only image-specific incarnation of Gaga expanding her success as a brand—Polaroid is announcing that it signed up Ms. Germanotta to be “creative director” of a new line of products. Makes sense. Who better to dream up ways for us to document just how much she inspires her fans’ own fashion sense?
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