By Marcia Coyle
Justice Sonia Sotomayor has attained true stardom. This month, she joins House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Vice President Al Gore and conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh in having her own comic book.
Describing the four as "some of the most fascinating and polarizing figures on the national political stage," Bluewater biography comics is publishing separate comic books on each that will be in comic book stores tomorrow.
"These four individuals represent some of the most influential and historic figures of the 21st century," said Bluewater president Darren Davis in a statement. "Each has a uniquely compelling story that defines who they are today and how they got there."
Davis said the books try to tell "an even-handed story" and are not "puff pieces or hatchet jobs."
Justice Sotomayor and Speaker Pelosi are part of Bluewater's "Female Force" series. Gore and Limbaugh fall under the "Political Power" series. Both series were launched in 2009 and feature biographies of prominent individuals who have shaped the political and cultural landscape.
Davis said "Female Force" offers a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. In past issues, the monthly series has featured Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Stephenie Meyer, J.K. Rowling, Barbara Walters and others.
The Sotomayor title has been requested for inclusion for the Supreme Court's library archive, according to Davis.