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Tyler Perry Has A New Comic Book

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tyler-perry-16x9By Andrew Scot Bolsinger

The reach of Tyler Perry keeps growing –now into comics — where the movie mogul is a starring character.

Bluewater Productions issued a press release announcing that Perry’s rise to wealth and movie-making fame will be the subject of a new comic in its “Fame” series.

“There are some celebrities we have done that are just media sensations, then you have someone like Tyler Perry who is a major inspiration to so many people. I have such respect for him and his story after working on this comic book,” said Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis.

Perry is not directly involved with the comic book. The “Fame” series takes the lives of celebrities as the subjects for comics. Earlier editions have featured Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, Oprah and Nicki Minaj, among others.

Perry’s “Madea” franchise has been hugely successful over the years. In it, Perry plays Mabel “Madea” Simmons, a 70-year-old sassy, pistol-packing woman in different movies.  Perry is consolidating his work in Atlanta at his current Tyler Perry Studios. In 2013, Perry announced a huge expansion of his Atlanta-based studios.

Perry also struck another lucrative deal in 2012 with the Oprah Winfrey Network to produce a scripted series.

“Tyler Perry is known for wearing many different hats and wigs, such as actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and now comic book character. His inspiring life story has had dramatic highs and lows that have launched him to super stardom. Perry ’s signature Madea character continues to entertain and break box office records,” Bluewater’s press release stated.

The 32-page comic book was released on Wednesday in both print and digital formats for $3.99.

Bluewater Comics biography comic book series has been featured on CNN, The Today Show and in Billboard, Rolling Stone, BET, People Magazine as well as many other publication and media outlets, the company announced.

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Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates www.criminalu.co, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at Andrew.Bolsinger@gmail.com

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