Obama Wins the Race ... for Comics Sales

President-Elect Barack Obama has won not only the national election ... but ''the battle of the biographical comic books,'' as well.
IDW Publishing’s Presidential Material: Barack Obama has outsold (to direct-market retailers) Presidential Material: John McCain 59% to 41%, ICv2.com reports.

These "painstakingly researched and beautifully drawn" biographical comic books inform voters about the two major party candidates of the most electrifying presidential campaign in decades.

Written by Jeff Mariotte (Angel) and illustrated by Ted Morgan, Presidential Material: Barack Obama chronicles the Illinois senator's tumultuous early life, circuitous career path and meteoric rise through the ranks of the Democratic Party, ending with his surprise victory over Senator Hillary Clinton in the presidential primaries.

Presidential Material: John McCain is written by Andy Helfer (Malcolm X) with art by Stephen Thompson, who together chronicle the Arizona senator’s family background, service in the Vietnam War and long tenure in Congress.

Fan favorite artist J. Scott Campbell (Danger Girl) provided eye-catching covers for both volumes.

[Thanks to Newsarama's KEVIN MELROSE.]
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