March 9th, 2011
09:52 AM ET
Calling himself a Vatican assassin warlock with tiger blood and Adonis DNA, Charlie Sheen sounds like something of a superhero — or a villain, depending on whom you ask. So it's not surprising that the actor's life is being turned into a comic book.
"Infamous: Charlie Sheen," from Bluewater Productions, will track the actor's career path all the way up to his current public outbursts, and will also depict his battle with drugs and alcohol.
"Doing a book about Charlie Sheen is different from most bio comics in that the news is literally happening as we speak," says Mark Shapiro, who is writing the 32-page comic book. "Who knows what he's going to say or do next and how will that fit into the context of telling his story. As I am writing this I am constantly aware of what could change at the last possible minute. This is when comic book writing is more like journalism."
Adds Bluewater Productions president Darren Davis, "We're not looking to exacerbate what could be a sad situation; a public person self-destructing on camera. We can all laugh [at] how outrageous Sheen is behaving, all waiting for the next 'Duh, winning,' moment, but I want to make sure that part of the focus of this issue deals fairly with mental health and substance abuse issues… If Sheen contacted us right now and wanted us to donate some of the potential profits to a charity of his choosing, we would happily do so."
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