Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is getting his own comic book, starring himself, about his life. Bluewater Comics has released a 48-page comic biography called Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook, written by freelance journalist Jerome Maida and illustrated by Sal Field.
They're obviously trying to cash in on the success of The Social Network. But between that and the book The Accidental Billionaires, why would we also want to read a comic book about Zuckerberg's life as well? Maidia had this to say in a statement,
This is a fascinating story. I enjoyed researching it because it's extremely compelling. Think about it. Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire on the planet and created something that has already had a profound impact on the world. Yet hardly anyone knows much about him. It's amazing.
I'd have to say a lot of people know about Zuckerberg and his story by now. He's been on everyone's radar since The Social Network was released. According to Maida, "the script doesn't shy away from the harsh reputation Zuckerberg earned as a result of his business practices, but he says it tries to give context to a complex figure." Neither does the movie or the book. So how is this any better or more interesting that what we already know?
Rightly or wrongly, Mark dealt harshly with some people on his way to where he is today. As we see, he left many people feeling betrayed. I try my best to be fair here. No one is totally innocent in this story. I try to represent each of the major players' point of view.
OK, I'm sorry, I know a lot of work went into creating this comic book, but they could have created something a lot more cool and original. The story of Mark Zuckerberg has been told, turning it into a comic book won't make it any more interesting.