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Steve Jobs: the Comic Book

CmdrTaco posted more than 2 years ago | from the alternate-covers-please dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Steve Jobs' life and career is to be imortalised in a comic book biography. "Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple" appears to describe his life from birth to the current day. Jobs notoriously hates biographies, so it'll be interesting to see how he responds to this one."

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App Store (1)

michelcolman (1208008) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438362)

Did they submit an electronic version of the comic to the App Store?

Re:App Store (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36439030)

You laugh now, but in a thousand years The Book of Jobs may be part of the bible.

Re:App Store (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36439264)

It'll blow over eventually.

Re:App Store (3, Funny)

David Gerard (12369) | more than 2 years ago | (#36440538)

Neuroscientists have found that religious fervour lights up the same parts of the brain as waiting in line for your devotions at the Apple Store.

The scientists were interviewed by a BBC programme exploring the fantastically lucrative and popular brands springing up around the supernatural. Religions such as “Christianity” parody the story of the semi-mythical Steve Jobs’ [newstechnica.com] virgin birth, adoption by a humble Silicon Valley family, founding of Apple, expulsion from the fold, decade in the wilderness and triumphant Second Coming, in which devotees were led to enlightenment, glory and hipness.

“We suspect religions may be memetic parasites latching onto the areas of the brain evolved to appreciate Apple products,” said one scientist whose name is being withheld for protection from outraged Apple jihadis. “The scans of ‘religion’ appear remarkably similar — the adrenal glands are stimulated and the same areas of the visual regions light up. Somewhat in the shape of an apple. No, really! Apple-shaped brain stigmata! I’ve contacted Cupertino with news of a miracle, and put the scans up on eBay.”

Cupertino’s response was frosty. “To have the sacred enlightenment of the products of our saviour Steve maligned by comparison to mere witchdoctor cultist mumbo-jumbo is no less than a calculated insult. One important difference is that our stuff works. If you hold it right.” The spokesman then compared the neuroscientist’s mother to a PC.

“The comparison is ridiculous,” said “religious” leader Joe “Happy Heil” Ratzinger. “We’re just out to make an honest buck like anyone. Well, fairly honest.”

Re:App Store (1)

node 3 (115640) | more than 2 years ago | (#36440872)

The irony is this also applies to pretty much *anyone* who gets excited over *anything* like this. For example, what part of your brain do you think lights up when you find a study that reinforces your idea that Apple fans are religious zealots? Hmm...?

Or when you get into a "holy war" over Unity in Ubuntu? Or Google's new Arduino kit? Or you walk out of Fry's with a bunch of computer parts to build your next rig?

Or hell, for the perverse amongst us, when MS shows off their next version of Windows.

Re:App Store (0)

pandrijeczko (588093) | more than 2 years ago | (#36446922)

The irony is this also applies to pretty much *anyone* who gets excited over *anything* like this. For example, what part of your brain do you think lights up when you find a study that reinforces your idea that Apple fans are religious zealots? Hmm...?

Utter claptrap and many of you ARE zealots - anyone who queues overnight on a pavement just to be at a new Apple store opening [youtube.com] is a religious nutjob, full stop.

Anyone that queues up overnight for a new Apple device, the latest Harry Potter book or the latest sequel of Modern Warfare (or whatever it's called) is clearly someone who is extremely materialistic and/or requires constant personality reinforcement by trying to impress their peers by being the "first on the block" to own something. A well-adjusted normal person does not bow to hype and advertising.

I actually find the religious fervour of Apple fanbois both amusing and sad at the same time because historians in the future will use them as an example to show how our society became utterly materialistic.

Or when you get into a "holy war" over Unity in Ubuntu?

Okay, so here's how I read this statement - you are trying to justify the religious fervour you yourself know exists within the Apple community (maybe you yourself know you are a fanboi zealot) by trying to give something else outside of that an equal footing. But if you actually knew Linux as well as you *think* you do, you'd realise that this is just one of those things that happens with Linux because of how open the development of it is.

Ubuntu is NOT the be-all-and-all of Linux, it's ONE distribution that caters for people who want an novice-level entry into Linux, and while I don't use it myself, it's very good at doing that job. However, lots of people also use Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, Puppy, etc. etc. and because they're all free you can dual-boot them or VM them until your heart's content. Mark Shuttleworth is clearly aiming Ubuntu at a specific target market but most Linux people just let him get on with it because there's plenty of other choice.

I'd argue that the forking of OpenOffice into LibreOffice was a MUCH bigger Linux issue than Unity but even that has now pretty much resolved itself.

Or Google's new Arduino kit?

All I will say on that is I've yet to see anyone sat in a coffee shop posing with an Arduino board. You are clearly now clutching at straws for a justification of your rampant, frothy-mouthed fanboi-ism.

Or hell, for the perverse amongst us, when MS shows off their next version of Windows.

You're kidding me, right? When have you EVER seen ANYONE beat themselves into religious fervour over a new Windows OS (or, come to think of it, a new Linux kernel)? Most people I see are moaning about the fact that their new laptop hasn't come with the Windows XP installation that they are so used to or that their old software doesn't work - sure, they get over it and get used to Windows 7 (or whatever) in the end, but they're hardly fanatical about it.

Nope, sorry, you fanbois are out there in a league of your own. Steve Jobs, if anything, is a marketing genius that put Bill Gates to shame - in Macs and OS X he has created an exclusive, elitist little club for computer users who don't like Windows but don't have enough technical knowledge to use Linux, and for everything else he has created "cool" around the little silver Apple logo by turning iPhones and iPads into fashion accessories.

And if you don't accept that then I challenge you to scratch off the Apple logo on your Apple devices, just to prove to me that the branding, and the display of it openly, is not important to you.

So.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36438364)

Will he be the Hero or Villain?

Re:So.... (2)

Megane (129182) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438442)

He will be the iTagonist.

Re:So.... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36438496)

And who could ever forget the classic Mad TV skit, the iRack [youtube.com].

Re:So.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36439792)

I don't think those things like each other!

Re:So.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36444060)

"Look, I'm throwing money at the iRack!"

Both the Hero & the Villain (2)

mrnick (108356) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438466)

Will he be the Hero or Villain?

He will be both the Hero & the Villain...The article says it "describe his life from birth to the current day". I miss the days when he was a Hero!

Re:Both the Hero & the Villain (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36438536)

He was never a hero. He worked with the hero (woz) for a while, but flipped as soon as the cash was better.

Re:Both the Hero & the Villain (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36439122)

I think he should be an hero.

Re:Both the Hero & the Villain (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36439320)

I think he should be an hero.

Who are you and why do you think?

Re:Both the Hero & the Villain (1)

node 3 (115640) | more than 2 years ago | (#36440920)

You will find that outside the nerd echo-chamber, few see Steve Jobs as a villain.

Re:Both the Hero & the Villain (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 2 years ago | (#36442264)

The same goes for for Gates. It doesn't matter anyway, they've ALL been villains as well as heroes. Human nature and all that.

Will it have sharks with friggin' lasers??? (1)

XxtraLarGe (551297) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438478)

How come Jobs [staticworld.net] looks like Dr. Evil [everseradio.com]?

Re:Will it have sharks with friggin' lasers??? (1)

ginbot462 (626023) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438658)

Or maybe Lex Luther. Or a hairless Fu Manchu. But, yes ... the artist did capture his evilness quite well.

Re:Will it have sharks with friggin' lasers??? (1)

grouchomarxist (127479) | more than 2 years ago | (#36445096)

I think it's an attempt to depict Jobs after he came back from India with his head shaven.

Cooke? (2)

cHALiTO (101461) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438482)

Rather sounds like a job for Neil Gaiman =P

Also, it kinda makes me think of the movie "pirates of silicon valley [imdb.com]"

Re:Cooke? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36439228)

Steve Jobs?

That makes me think it's a weird tentacle bdsm domination porn manga. ;)

Re:Cooke? (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 2 years ago | (#36442322)

"You're STEALING from US ??!!" :-)

If ever there was a movie in need of a sequel it's that one, with Apple's remarkable comeback and Microsoft's slide into complacency.

When will it happen for Gabe? (1)

Nrrqshrr (1879148) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438490)

Was expecting this to come for Gabe Newell first. Considering how the gamer community pretty much worships him day-in day-out (I admit am one of those who like him, too).

Obligatory link: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36438580)

To his (discontinued) blog: http://www.fakesteve.net/

This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectancy (2)

liquidweaver (1988660) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438582)

He has notoriously fought 3rd party biographies before... why the change? Is mortality really staring him down that hard?

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438860)

No kidding, if I was Jobs, I'd be more worried by eulogies than biographies.

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (5, Informative)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 2 years ago | (#36439048)

He's fought them because they weren't sufficiently worshipful--and because they mentioned uncomfortable little issues like the daughter he denied for years (yes, one of the richest men in the U.S. let his daughter be raised on welfare with no father) or how he fucked over Steve Wozniak (the guy that really started Apple). Jobs doesn't like biographies because they inevitably show him as the shitheel-excuse-for-a-human-being he really is.

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (2)

slimjim8094 (941042) | more than 2 years ago | (#36439804)

He fucked over Woz? Do tell.

IIRC, Woz himself has denied any particular animosity between them. And if you mean monetarily, I hope Jobs "fucks me over" next...

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36440000)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakout_(video_game)#History_and_development - Jobs hired Woz to build something for Atari and would get a 5k bonus for designing it on time and under budget. He gave Wozniak $375 for doing the build, and kept the rest for himself.

Quite a common thread in Apple's history sadly, but if Wozniak is happy about this - I guess whatever right?

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (1)

tlhIngan (30335) | more than 2 years ago | (#36440308)

Well, Jobs has screwed Woz in the past, but Woz has pretty much forgiven him and let things be since there's nothing he can do, and he was pretty well compensated anyhow.

E.g., when Jobs was working at Atari, he needed to reduce the chip count for a bonus. Jobs gave the task to Woz and paid him $100 for his efforts, not knowing that Jobs took his design, submitted it and got a $500 bonus.

Honestly, Jobs is just a very shrewd businessman. Yes he screws people over. Yes he's an a**hole. No it doesn't excuse what he does, but one has to admit through his hands he's managed to produce some very nice products.

He's also a man of contrasts - given his rather ascetic lifestyle and hippie past, yet he's the leader of a very profitable company.

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 2 years ago | (#36442598)

If you read about Apple there's a common thread to interactions with Jobs. Nearly everyone says that while the guy can be a monumental asshole (often people phrase it nicer), he also pushed them to do the best work they ever did. If he hadn't come along what are the odds the Apple I would have just stayed a project in a closet of Woz's office at HP ?

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (1)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 2 years ago | (#36447770)

If you read about Apple there's a common thread to interactions with Jobs. Nearly everyone says that while the guy can be a monumental asshole (often people phrase it nicer), he also pushed them to do the best work they ever did. If he hadn't come along what are the odds the Apple I would have just stayed a project in a closet of Woz's office at HP ?

Apple makes consumer electronic goods, they're not looking for a cure for cancer or the secret of time travel.. Building a nicer shiny white gizmo does not excuse being an arsehole.

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36440284)

oh crap.. everybody is an asshole at some time.
The fact that the rest of the world isn't interested in our petty affairs, but only gets interested when a combination of sex, politics, celebrities or a lot of money is involved, does not make us less of an asshole when we pull shit on someone.

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (1)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 2 years ago | (#36447788)

oh crap.. everybody is an asshole at some time. The fact that the rest of the world isn't interested in our petty affairs, but only gets interested when a combination of sex, politics, celebrities or a lot of money is involved, does not make us less of an asshole when we pull shit on someone.

Firstly, not everybody is an asshole, and secondly there's a difference between acting badly once or twice in your life, and doing it all the time.

Sour grapes (1)

arcite (661011) | more than 2 years ago | (#36440606)

History is written by the victors. ;)

Re:Sour grapes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36441040)

Goatse led to a picture of Steve Jobs who would have thought that?

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (1)

CODiNE (27417) | more than 2 years ago | (#36441500)

I think the bit about his daughter really needs a bit more context. This happened when Apple was really starting to take off and all the sudden he found himself a millionaire. Next thing you know people start crawling out of the woodwork looking for $$ and here's his ex-gf claiming she has his baby. A lot of guys would be suspicious about that and DNA based paternity tests weren't even invented yet. So what do you do? Wait a year or so for the kid to pop out then see if it looks like you.

Even today with much more accurate testing you still have young guys whose first reaction is "It isn't mine!". At that age and level of maturity it's common for young guys to freak out and go into immediate denial.

Yes hindsight is 20/20 and all that... it's just not the kind of decision you can judge someone's entire life by.

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (1)

RespekMyAthorati (798091) | more than 2 years ago | (#36445048)

No, Jobs never denied that Lisa was his daughter, and only gave her mother the equivalent of a welfare check (literally) to support her. However, he later relented and paid for Lisa's education. Apparently, they are quite close now.

Of course, he also named a computer after the poor kid.

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (1)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 2 years ago | (#36445836)

but that was when she was a teen, before that she was poor and deprived while Jobs had meteoric rise in wealth and power. Steve had lied and said in court he was sterile and unable to procreate (he has at least three more children). what a tool and miserable excuse for a human being.

Re:This doesn't look good for Jobs' life expectanc (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 2 years ago | (#36442518)

The guy clearly had issues naming a computer after her (the Apple Lisa) while at the same time ignoring her. They're reconciled though and she went to live with him for a couple of years afterwards. There seems to be something a little "off" about all these guys who become CEO's and the like, if you ask me there's more than a hint of psychopathology in all of them.

Serious? (1)

The Living Fractal (162153) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438666)

This "news" is relevant to my interests. Historians for ages to come will study this biography and relate the deeply profound lessons learned inside to our great-grandchildren.

Lex Luthor? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36438674)

After looking at the comic, I have to ask: Did Lex Luthor have a role in founding Apple?

Comic heroes never die (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438684)

If they do die, the get brought back in some convoluted storyline, like a time-travel bullet.

Easy answer (1)

JasoninKS (1783390) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438688)

"...it'll be interesting to see how he responds to this one." Easy answer. If he doesn't agree with every little piece of it, he'll use the weight of Apple (and their lawyers) to sue the crud out of them.

Mortality (1)

aaaaaaargh! (1150173) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438706)

The article says: "...perhaps because of his recent brushes with mortality, Jobs recently authorized Walter Isaacson to write 'iSteve: The Book of Jobs'"

Hm, perhaps Jobs could achieve some more immortality by donating the source code of OS X to the Free Software Foundation?

That would be cooler than a comic book about his life.

Re:Mortality (1)

vlm (69642) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438846)

Hm, perhaps Jobs could achieve some more immortality by donating the source code of OS X to the Free Software Foundation?

They'd probably ask if the BSD licensed parts can be relicensed under the GPL, and/or claim it should be named GNU-OSX

iBible (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36438718)

I want the iBible so I can worship Him. I also want the Steve Jobs statue so I can pray to Him and ask that He make me all creative and different.

I can't be creative and different with PCs or Linux - it MUST be Apple!

*Like the Ewoks praying to C3PO in Star Wars Return of the Jedi* - Ahhhhhh - Pppppp-pel - Ahhhhhh - Pppppp-pel - Ahhhhhh - Pppppp-pel - Ahhhhhh - Pppppp-pel - Ahhhhhh - Pppppp-pel - Ahhhhhh - Pppppp-pel

Favorite part... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36438736)

My favorite part of what they showed of the comic was when Captain Picard was helping Woz make the circuitry for the first Apple Computer. Star Trek XII will truely be epic, much like Star Trek IV.

He looks like Lex Luthor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36438744)

Anyone notice that the bald dude (is that supposed to be Jobs?) looks like the Man of Steel's arch-nemesis? www.awkwardengineer.com [awkwardengineer.com]

So what are his super powers? (1)

Megahard (1053072) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438754)

Ability to crush his opponents with lawyers?

Re:So what are his super powers? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36438972)

Liver gun.
splat splat splat...

Re:So what are his super powers? (1)

drb226 (1938360) | more than 2 years ago | (#36439252)

Mesmerising Jedi mind trick powers (you know, convinces the weak-minded...)

Re:So what are his super powers? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36442502)

"Those are not the droids you're looking for."

"This is the new iphone you're looking for."

Editing Fail (1)

PhxBlue (562201) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438760)

imortalised

I'm fairly sure the spelling is "immortalized" (American) or "immortalized" (British). How much does Slashdot pay its editors again?

iMortalised (2)

orionop (1139819) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438842)

Sounds like they are launching a new apple product to bring fine design into your death experience.

Re:iMortalised (1)

syousef (465911) | more than 2 years ago | (#36443236)

Sounds like they are launching a new apple product to bring fine design into your death experience.

My favourite Apple product is iMaLittleTeaPot

Re:Editing Fail (2)

Infiniti2000 (1720222) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438854)

I'm fairly sure the spelling is "immortalized" (American) or "immortalized" (British). How much does Slashdot pay its editors again?

British uses an 's.' Because you have them both the same, I assume you made a simple typo, just like (I suspect) the summary did.

Re:Editing Fail (1)

PhxBlue (562201) | more than 2 years ago | (#36439112)

Heh, that I did. Of course, I'm not being paid to edit /. stories (and clearly for good cause). :)

Re:Editing Fail (1)

Infiniti2000 (1720222) | more than 2 years ago | (#36439478)

Heh, that I did. Of course, I'm not being paid to edit /. stories (and clearly for good cause). :)

Shirley, you jest! They get PAID!? Holy fucking shit, Batman!

Re:Editing Fail (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36440208)

I think you meant "surely", not "shirley".

Re:Editing Fail (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36439186)

Slashdot has editors?!

Why is Steve Jobs this admired?? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36438880)

How can a guy who builds walled gardens and serves on Disney's board of directors achieve God status? Can't people find a less evil person to worship?

And speaking of evil, prepare for "publicity rights" claim against this biography in 3..2..1..

Re:Why is Steve Jobs this admired?? (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 2 years ago | (#36443252)

He's one of the founding fathers of the modern computing industry. Love him or loathe him computers wouldn't be the same without him.

Re:Why is Steve Jobs this admired?? (0)

pandrijeczko (588093) | more than 2 years ago | (#36447126)

I think you need to change your keyboard layout back to "QWERTY" from "BOLLOCKS" as it's outputting unintelligible gibberish currently.

Re:Why is Steve Jobs this admired?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36447244)

Yeah, but why is he lauded as a "founding father" and living god when 90% of people have no clue who Kenneth Thompson or Gary Kildall are? (They both had far more impact on computing than Jobs.) Hell, these days I doubt half of /.ers know who ken is; everybody thinks they're a hotshot cause they run ubuntu and blow Mark Spittleworth.

I'm only 27 and live in a 2nd floor apartment, so I really shouldn't be all get-off-my-lawnish. But it gets my beard in a twist seeing all these people happy to substitute some personality idol's narrative for history.

I thought the Wozniak rape scene was a bit much (3, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 2 years ago | (#36438924)

Yes, I know it happened. But did they really have to show it?

Oh god (1)

arcite (661011) | more than 2 years ago | (#36440646)

I just got an image of a scruffy pudgy guy with hippy hair in a plaid shirt grabbing his ankles. Need to bleach out my eyes now, thanks.

More pictures here (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36438954)

I'm Keir Thomas, the author of this piece. For some reason the PCW editor only used one of the images I sourced (although I believe they're putting more online). More pics can be found here:

http://keirthomas.com/jobscomicpics/Steve Jobs-JCS-pg1.jpg [keirthomas.com]
http://keirthomas.com/jobscomicpics/Steve Jobs-JCS-pg2.jpg [keirthomas.com]
http://keirthomas.com/jobscomicpics/Steve Jobs-JCS-pg3.jpg [keirthomas.com]
http://keirthomas.com/jobscomicpics/Steve Jobs-JCS-pg4.jpg [keirthomas.com]

I like the 3rd image you posted (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36446658)

you know, the one where steve hangs out with hitler and the guy from planet of the apes.

It has this surreal angle. Groooovy

Given the _Time_ Computer of the Year article (1)

WillAdams (45638) | more than 2 years ago | (#36439008)

I don't blame him for mis-liking the idea of such a treatment which isn't under his control.

Which superhero group should Steve be part of? (1)

k6mfw (1182893) | more than 2 years ago | (#36439442)

Avengers?
Fantastic Four (maybe Five?)
Justice League of America?
Or should he be a loner like Spiderman, Flash, or Green Latern?
What about a Captain America type? Who would be his sidekick?
Or a dynamic duo where he teams up with The Woz?
What kinds of superheroines would be most appropriate in this comic?

Re:Which superhero group should Steve be part of? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36440876)

spiderman joined the avengers as well as the fantastic four. Flash is part of the justice league(wally west was also part of Titans when he was kid flash) as well as the Green Lantern.

I'm guessing they will make him more like a silver surfer character.

Re:Which superhero group should Steve be part of? (2)

Me! Me! 42 (1153289) | more than 2 years ago | (#36441258)

I immediately thought of The Ambiguously Gay Duo. No offense to the Steves. It just seemed to have comic potential.

Will there be a sequel? (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 2 years ago | (#36439780)

Will there be a sequel, and in it will his turtleneck take on a life of its own, controlling him to do evil things until he overcomes it by believing in himself?

That's in keeping... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36440906)

Well, it may be kinda cheesy but at least it's in keeping with the average literacy level of Mac users.

No bathroom without a copy. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36442366)

No bathroom should be without a copy. Along with Hillary Clinton's comic book. LOL. If that doesn't make you want to take a quicker crap and get out of there...

Steve Jobs needs to die in a fire (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36443978)

Srsly. The guy is fucking tool and douchebag who hasn't had a single original idea in his entire life. He used others to get where he is, so he's pretty much on the same plane as that other grade A shitstain Bill Gates.

Blue Water Comics (2)

DrSlinky (710703) | more than 2 years ago | (#36445574)

All Blue Water publishes, with the lone exception of their license for the Logan's Run series, is celebrity profile/biography books. Last week, Howard Stern's comic hit the shelves. We ordered two copies. Those two copies are still on the shelf. Even most "indie" titles we'll order a dozen off, and the average big name title can be as high as 100 copies.

Simply put, we can't sell Blue Water's crap. The only way this publication will become newsworthy is if the issue actually sells. Too bad the most devout Jobs fans fear the potential damage to their hipster image to walk into a comic shop.

The Apple II Manga (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36446126)

There has already been a Steve Jobs: The Comic Book, more or less - Mitsuru Sugaya's "Apple II Story" - http://sugaya.otaden.jp/d2008-07-11.html

Great (2)

zer01ife (2002158) | more than 2 years ago | (#36446668)

It's a good idea to make a comic about Steve Jobs. However, I think there should be comics about other people who had their effects in the computer fields like Steve Wozniak, Richard Stallman, Dennis Ritchie, Ken Thompson, Bjarne Stoustrup, Linus Torvalds, Charles Babbage, etc. Not only they're gonna be entertaining, but they're going to be educative to read about from children to even students in the universities.

Why is anyone surprised by this? (1, Troll)

pandrijeczko (588093) | more than 2 years ago | (#36446736)

Apple is a religious cult, Steve Jobs is their messiah-like leader. That's why they can make a comic about him and drooling fanbois will hand over their cash unquestionably.

Be honest, could you see a Steve Ballmer or Linux Torvalds comic working?

I misread (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36446774)

I swear I read "Steve Jobs' life and cancer is to be imortalised in a comic book biography."

Bio, schmio (1)

grikdog (697841) | more than 2 years ago | (#36447256)

"Jobs notoriously hates biographies..."

Depends, does it not, on Lisa 1 or Lisa 2. The machine version was notorious.

Proposed script (1)

dugeen (1224138) | more than 2 years ago | (#36447360)

Frame 1 Caption: Steve wasn't sufficiently challenged by school 'This is boring! I wish I was writing a 16-bit chip emulator for the 6502' Frame 2 'Heh! Sweet-16 is totally sweet! But now I need another challenge' Frame 3 Thinks: 'What if I could create a totally sealed line of products that meant the user had to take my way or the highway? Yeah! And I could charge them £100 for battery replacement!' Frame 4 Caption: 25 years later 'Made it!'
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