Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 2 August 2014

Spears subject of new comic book

A Britney Spears comic is being published in the US

Britney Spears is no stranger to music buyers and concert-goers - now, her star power will be on display with web-slingers, shape shifters and superheroes.

The pop star is the subject of a new one-shot comic book courtesy of Bluewater Productions Inc's ongoing Fame series that has seen it profile other celebrities, including Lady Gaga and actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

The Britney comic will focus on her rise to stardom, her documented private life and her efforts to be understood, said Patrick McCray, who wrote the issue.

"She is far more complicated than most people realise. No matter what preconceptions you have about her, there will always be more layers and surprises," he said.

"Beyond the performer, there is a real human being there, struggling for a real life, struggling to connect with her art, and struggling to be understood."

Bluewater publisher Darren G Davis said: "She was created in the internet age to be put on a pedestal, but no one can stand the glaring lights of celebrity that intensely," he said. "The (comic) seeks to find the person within."

The 32-page issue, illustrated by Ricardo Jaime, comes out Wednesday in the US in comic book stores and online retailers.

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