As a teenager, James Comey was the victim of a home invasion by a masked man known as the Ramsey Rapist. The experience forever changed him, instilling in him a desire to seek justice for the oppressed and to prosecute those who do others harm. His desire to see justice served and success at prosecuting high-profile people like Martha Stewart would lead him to occupy the top cop job in the United States: The Director of the FBI. Comey’s history is explored in the new comic book, “Political Power: James Comey,” published by TidalWave Comics.
Written by Michael Frizell, drawn by Joe Paradise, and featuring cover by famed comic book artist Pablo Martinena, this 24-page book is available both digitally and in print and can be found on multiple platforms.
The comic features James Comey’s “origin story.” A sequel, featuring the Trump era, is in development.
Frizell thought it best to break Comey’s story into two books. “To put it mildly, Comey’s story is in flux. For this first book, I thought it best explore what makes the man tick. What motivates him?”
Researching the book was a challenge. “A Google search will give you thousands of stories about Comey. Combing through the political rhetoric was tough,” said Frizell. “With no resolution on the horizon regarding controversies surrounding Comey, coupled with my desire to tell a story with a solid arc, it made sense to write about Comey’s early life.”
Artist Joe Paradise, a frequent collaborator of Frizell’s, found Comey’s early life fascinating. “I didn’t know that much about Comey going into this book other than his reputation as a straight shooter who never let his politics get in the way of doing his best no matter who he was serving under,” said Paradise. “What I didn’t know was his past and this traumatic experience he’d gone through that pushed him into law enforcement.”
The “Political Power” series serves as a pop culture companion to TidalWave’s successful “Female Force,” “Tribute,” “Orbit,” and “Fame” series. The biography comic form allows TidalWave’s talented writers to delve into the history of certain newsworthy figures and explore the past, which shaped them.
TidalWave Production’s biographical comic books have been featured on CNN, Politico, Roll Call, The Today Show, FOX News, and in People Magazine among thousands of others.
Paradise used Comey’s backstory to inform the art direction of the comic book. “I wanted a gritty, true crime vibe,” Paradise continued. “That’s the best part of the process for me, tailoring the look to the subject, rather than simply having a stock style for everybody.”
TidalWave has featured over 60 political figures in comic book form such as Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Colin Powell, Rand Paul, Barack Obama, Ted Kennedy, Condoleezza Rice and many more.
Quotes about the Political Power series:
“The Comic Book Every Child Should Own” Buzzfeed
“It’s great that they are doing these comics” CNN
“Offers readers an unique insight” FOX News Channel
TidalWave’s recent partnership with Ingram allows them to produce high-quality books on demand – a boon for the independent publisher. The comic book will feature a heavy-stock cover and bright, clean colors in the interior. Ingram works across the full publishing spectrum, providing assistance to some of the largest names in the business to local indie authors.
In print on Amazon and are available on your e-reader from iTunes, Kindle, Nook, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, Overdrive, IVerse, Biblioboard, Madefire, Axis360, Blio, Entitle, EPIC!, Trajectory, SpinWhiz, Smash Words, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold.
Comic book and book stores can order these titles in print at INGRAM.
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Review pdf copies and interview opportunities are available upon request.
For more information about the company, visit www.tidalwavecomics.com
About TidalWave Comics
TidalWave delivers a multimedia experience unparalleled in the burgeoning graphic fiction and nonfiction marketplace. Dynamic storytelling coupled with groundbreaking art delivers an experience like no other. Stories are told through multiple platforms and genres, gracing the pages of graphic novels, novelizations, engaging audio dramas, cutting-edge film projects, and more. Diversity defines Storm’s offerings in the burgeoning pop culture marketplace, offering fresh voices and innovative storytellers.
As one of the top independent publishers of comic book and graphic novels, TidalWave unites cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by the publishing industry’s most exciting artists and writers. Its extensive catalog of comic book titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis,” complemented by a line of young adult books and audiobooks. TidalWave’s publishing partnerships include legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” and more), novelists S.E. Hinton (“The Puppy Sister”) and William F. Nolan (“Logan’s Run”), and celebrated actors Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), and Adam West of 1966’s “Batman” fame (“The Mis-Adventures of Adam West”). TidalWave also publishes a highly-successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Orbit,” “Fame,” “Beyond,” “Tribute,” “Female Force,” and “Political Power.”