You've joined the social network, now read the comic

Posted by Emma Woollacott

We'd love to see him with his underpants on the outside of his jeans, but Mark Zuckerberg is no Superman.

He is, however, to become the hero of a new comic book from publisher BlueWater Productions. To be launched in December, Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook is a 48-page biographical comic book costing $6.99.

And he is pretty heroic, if the puff from the book's creators is to be believed.

"Mark was offered loads of money at a young age and turned all his suitors down because deep down he knew he had higher goals than to work for someone else," says writer Jerome Maida.

"Bill Gates offered Mark a million dollars while Mark was still in high school to work for him and Mark turned it down. I mean, how many high school kids will ever be made an offer like that? Very few. And how many would have the confidence to turn it down and pursue their own path? Very few, if any. But that's what Mark did."

The writers obviously don't get out to the movies much. "Hardly anyone knows much about him. It's amazing," says Maida.

With the current publicity around the launch of the Social Network, we'd have thought there weren't many people on the planet who didn't know what he'd had for breakfast.

Maida says the book covers the way Zuckerberg rose to the top, using his special spider web-shooters, sorry, entrepreneurial abilities.

"Rightly or wrongly, Mark dealt harshly with some people on his way to where he is today. As we see, he left many people feeling betrayed," says Maida.

"I try my best to be fair here. No one is totally innocent in this story. I try to represent each of the major players' point of view."

The book will hit store shelves in December but will be available to order online here.