In the pantheon of musical legends, John Lennon is at the top of the mountain, if not the king of the mountain.
From his time with the Beatles and his solo projects, he asked the world to ignore borders and divisions, and instead he encouraged the average person to embrace what brings people together. And when his life ended viciously from an assassin’s bullet in 1980, the music industry, and the world, lost an advocate for peace, love and true musicality.
Now Bluewater shares Lennon’s story as part of Bluewater Comics “Orbit” series. Orbit: John Lennon will hit comic book stores in Dec. 2011 in time for the anniversary of his passing.
“No one could begin to estimate the contribution the Beatles have had on our world,” said Darren G. Davis, president of Bluewater Comics. “And John Lennon is the perfect choice for our ‘Orbit’ series. He was so much more than just a rock star, because he used his stardom to make the world abetter place.”
Comic book writer Marc Shapiro (Selena Gomez: The Graphic Novel, Female Force: Cher) said he painstakingly worked to capture the essence of Lennon’s story. “I approached writing Fame: John Lennon as an exploration of a life full of potential and promise that was, sadly, cut short,” said Shapiro. “We all know the importance of John Lennon as part of The Beatles. But I felt it was more important to concentrate on his post Beatles' life and career, both good and bad, so that readers would get the clearest possible idea about who he was as a creative entity,husband and father.”
However, Shapiro takes the next step and explores “what might have been.”
The 32-page comic bookfeatures the art and cover by the Brazilian based artist Luciano Kars and will sell for $3.99.
For more information on Orbit: John Lennon and other comics from Bluewater Productions, go to our comic’s section or check them out in your local comic book shop, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.