Edward Snowden is now a comic book star

The life of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been turned into a comic book. Beyond: Edward Snowden, which will be released in digital and print formats on May 21st, charts the life of the ex-NSA contractor and explores his reasoning for leaking thousands of classified government documents.

Author Valerie D’Orazio says the comic was originally conceived as a straight biography, but that it became more of a drama as the story coalesced. The book starts with Snowden as a 19-year-old high school dropout, working for a small company that sells anime and manga products, before coming to consider whether he should be considered a whistleblower or a pawn used by the Russian government for his actions. D’Orazio, who has worked at DC Comics…

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