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It's safe to say that many of the world's biggest pop stars look like they could be comic book characters - they've got big eyes and expressive facial features; their outfits are usually pretty over-the-top, and the lights and fireworks in their concerts could substitute for the backgrounds in intense battle sequences.
But now it's official - the story of One Direction is being turned into a comic book. Or to use the proper term, graphic novel.
"Fame: One Direction" starts at the beginning, with the band's introduction to each other and the world on the TV show "The X Factor" (featuring a cartoon cameo from Simon Cowell, of course). In addition to giving Niall, Zayne, Harry, Louis, and Liam each their own page, the book chronicles their journey from average teenage boys to international chart-topping, heart-stealing, Twitter-loving musical studs. A sneak peek of the book, written by Michael Troy and illustrated by Gustavo Rubio, has been released before widespread publication.
The 1D issue is part of Bluewater Production's "FAME" series, which will also feature Katy Perry, Cody Simpson, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and a second look at Justin Bieber's career. There's already a comic book about Bieber's early rise to fame, but its sequel will look at whether or not the Biebs has star staying power. "FAME: Justin Bieber 2" should be released next month.
Partnering with the release of their comic book personas, the boys of One Direction also announced a few details about their next album. "Take Me Home" will come out in November, and the first single "Live While We're Young" will have a radio premiere on Sept. 24.