Blip: Steve Jobs manga lacks spandex and explosions

on March 26th, 2013 by erikwestlake | No Comments »

Blip: Steve Jobs manga lacks spandex and explosions

Japanese graphic novels are known for tackling issues their Western counterparts would never touch. To the mental list you are now cataloging in your head of school girls and tentacles, you can now add former Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

"Steve Jobs" is the name of the new hand-drawn series from artist Mari Yamazaki, and is based on the popular biography of Jobs written by Walter Isaacson. In fact, the first issue, which is available to read for free, revolves entirely around a conversation between the two men.

Now, a minor spoiler alert: there are no guns, explosions or super-powers. There is four consecutive pages showing Jobs and Issacson engaged in a phone conversation, and three cells showing Issacson working at his computer. Sadly, neither Jobs or his biographer are wearing spandex tights in these scenes.

Still, if you can read Japanese and you’d love to get to know more about the man behind the iPhone, this could be a way to save yourself from reading Issacson’s 656-page tome.

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