SHE starred in the film adaptation of Mark Millar’s Wanted title, has been suggested for the role of Catwoman and most recently was likened to Wonder Woman, so it should be no shock to see Angelina Jolie enter the comic book realm.
Jolie will be the subject of Bluewater Productions’ latest biographical issue in January.
Joss Whedon recently said that when writing his unmade script for Wonder Woman he modelled the character on the actress, believing her the closest thing in his mind to an Amazon goddess.
“For me, Wonder Woman was basically Angelina Jolie,” Whedon was quoted as saying. “She spends a lot of time flying around. She works in a lot of different countries. She’s very global. And she’s appalled by the way people treat each other.”
The new 32-page comic, written by Brent Sprecher with pencils by Nuno Nobre, promises a look at all these facets of the star’s life.
Sprecher says even long-time fans of Jolie’s work will be surprised at what they learn about the talented actress.
He said: “I learned a great deal about her struggles and triumphs as an award-winning actress, mother and humanitarian.
“Often painted as an edgy, slightly dangerous movie star, what is often not revealed about Ms Jolie is her tireless commitment to charity work and her dedication to the plight of refugees around the world as a Goodwill Ambassador with the United Nations.”
Bluewater Productions has previously published biographical comics featuring Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton and J.K. Rowling. The company plans future issues on Danica Patrick, Beyonce, Bill O’Reilly and Betty White.
Bluewater president and founder Darren G. Davis said: “We’re focusing our biography titles on the most intriguing celebrities, world leaders and artists.
“This is by design. We want to bring new fans to comics. One way to do this is to publish biographies on celebrities that already have strong and dedicated fanbases.”
Sprecher hopes his contribution to the Female Force lineup will shed some new light on an often-misunderstood actress.
“My hope is that this biography, in some small way, inspires others to follow Angelina Jolie’s example and make helping those in need a part of their daily lives,” Sprecher said.
Female Force: Angelina Jolie will be available from comic book shops and online retailers for $3.99.