A superhero called Simon

Pegg becomes comic book star

Simon Pegg has been turned into a comic-book hero – for a mobile phone app.

A new graphic novel, inspired by his recent autobiography, goes on sale tomorrow, depicting Pegg as a ruggedly handsome superhero fighting to stop the world from exploding. He is aided by robotic manservant Canterbuty and traverses the continents in his customised Pegg Jet.

The Adventures of Simon Pegg contains 68 pages and will be available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android users for £1.79.

The app also includes wallpapers and a free sample chapter of Nerd Do Well.

Pegg is not the only comedy star to be making an appearance on mobile phones this Christmas, as Harry Hill, QI and The Thick Of It’s Malcolm Tucker all have new apps in the works.

Malcolm Tucker’s iPhone includes the new book The Missing DoSAC Files, presented as if they were the contents of Tucker’s phone as well as new scripts by Armando Iannucci and the co-writers.

Fans who buy the £3.99 app will be able to hack into Malcolm’s answerphone messages, read his private emails and documents, and follow his colleagues’ tweets.

The QI app includes the contents of the books The Stouter Book of General Ignorance, Advanced Banter, The Book of Animals and The Book of the Dead for £4.99.

Finally, Harry Hill’s Whopping Great Joke Book contains the full text of his gag book for £2.99 –  as opposed to £6.99 for the print version.

The QI, Harry Hill and Thick Of It apps will all be released by publishers Faber & Faber early next month.

Published: 24 Nov 2010

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