Twitter Invades Comic Books!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 7, 2009 in Comic Books, Tech |

Forgetless #1 (Of 5) features Tweets!

Twitter IconEventually life imitates art, or is it the other way around? The first issue of Forgetless by Image Comics features Twitter tweets on the first page intermixed with the rest of the action. This ties into the story which starts out at a nightclub in New York City and features a struggling model turned professional killer (although that sounds more like the type of stalker you’d meet on MySpace). Here’s the page from the issue:

Forgetless #1 (Of 5): Page one features tweets in addition to the usual action1

This is the first case of seeing social media inside of a comic book that I can think of, although my bet is someone has to have done it before. And of course my bet is that we’ll see more of this in the future, just like we watched mobile phones and the web invade popular culture venues in the 90s. The inventive story for this book is by Nick Spencer and the art is W. Scott Forbes — here’s the cover of the issue which will be due out on December 9th:

Forgetless #1 (Of 5)

Although on a personal note I’m not sure if I want my comic books to look like TweetDeck! By the way the other pages are a bit more conventional looking, but maintain a bit of a hipster feel:

Forgetless #1 (Of 5)

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