March 11th, 2009
12:31 PM ET
6 years ago

Superheroes’ new face: Female politicians as comic book queens

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are political power players immortalized in the Female Force comic book series.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are political power players immortalized in the Female Force comic book series.

(CNN) -- Long gone are the days where comic books feature images of men in tights and women glorifying the female form. Bluewater Productions comics welcomes the pantsuit, and toned arms.

In a new series designed to examine influential women who are “making and shaping modern history,” Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are the first political power players immortalized in the comic book production house’s new Female Force series. The read follows the life of the two Washington femme fatales - in graphic novel form, of course.

First lady Michelle Obama and Caroline Kennedy are the upcoming women to be featured in the series. The covers depict Michelle Obama sporting a sleeveless number amidst a White House backdrop, and Caroline Kennedy sharing the spotlight with her father, President John F. Kennedy.

Watch: Clinton, Palin comic books

“These are very strong independent women that people want to know more about, and what better to teach younger kids about these role models than through comic books,” says Bluewater Productions Vice President Jason Shultz.

The graphic novels have already proven popular. Sarah Palin’s issue has sold out before its March 11 release date and is running a second printing.

But the Female Force series doesn’t limit itself to politics. Royal humanitarian and activist Princess Diana and media superstars Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters are set to grace covers.

soundoff (121 Responses)
  1. cnnnewser

    Michelle looks great!!!

    March 11, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  2. JonDie

    Wonderwoman is going to replace Barbie? No way. By the way, what did Carolina Kennedy ever actually do for be considered a Wonderwoman prototype...other than to be born a Kennedy?

    March 11, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  3. tim

    Palin is not a superhero.... maybe one for being dumb.

    March 11, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  4. Realist

    Too bad that they included Palin the Wolf Slaughterer!!! Hope that they don't do one with Coulter....

    Other than that, I think that it's great to spread a positive message about strong indepent women. And, high time!!!

    March 11, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Graphic novel? It is a comic book!

    March 11, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  6. Mel

    You do realize that Palin is a villain, not a hero, right? Other than that, its pretty cool.

    March 11, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  7. RR

    how are obama and kennedy female politicians?

    March 11, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  8. ray ray

    Nice to see the illustrator took artistic license in airbrushing Michelle some MUCH thinner hips. Chunky first ladies don't sell as well.

    March 11, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  9. Dittohead

    where is the fairness doctrine on this?

    1 Palin = the three other twits.

    March 11, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  10. Joy

    Pauline the hero? How stupid can people get. She is more like a Villain.
    she shouldn"t be in the same category with the three Law graduates with class and dignity.

    March 11, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  11. gary gm

    It would be more appropriate for Sarah Palin to star in a remake of the old Betty Boop cartoons. The first episode would be called " The Adventures of Miss Trailer Trash ". You betcha ! Wink ! Wink !

    March 11, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  12. Rick

    Except for Palin, that is one hideous group of women.

    March 11, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  13. Amber

    *geek moment*

    SQUEEE!!! Women of politics in comics!

    I love politics, I love women in politics, I love comic books. This is the Awesome News Trifecta!!

    March 11, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  14. Ann Drake

    Sarah Palin? Come on now! she did nothing but stir up trouble for John McCain and the republicans. I don't want her on the cover, bad choice. She dosen't deserve to be there. I will not buy this just for that reason.

    March 11, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  15. THE MEDIA IS THE MASTER

    Why on GODS GREEN EARTH is Sarah Palin in this comic book?

    She IS the Poster Child for Animal Cruelty and Human Bigotry.

    For her to be included in ANYTHING having to do with Caroline Kennedy and Michelle Obama is beyond comprehension.

    March 11, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  16. Matthew

    How is Kennedy relevant?

    March 11, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  17. Ann D

    No to Sara Palin! She is not a superhero. She did nothing bu stir up trouble for John McCain and the republican party. I will not buy the book with her on the cover!!!!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  18. Jon

    Get over the Palin trash talking... You people are so pathetic... It is just a comic book and whether you like Palin or not, she is a female role model for what she has accomplished so GROW UP LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  19. cheryl brooks from cali

    Michelle and Hillaryand Caroline look great however Palin.... She's a lot to be desired. I don't recall any super heros shooting animal or hunting????

    March 11, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  20. Justin from New Haven, CT

    Wow I feel sorry for future women if that is the best they can come up with. Palin is the epitome of anti-feminism.

    March 11, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  21. ANAG LOS ANGELES, CA

    Caroline Kennedy? how so?

    Michelle looks great!

    March 11, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  22. AD

    Palin does indeed belong in a comic book. Ha.

    March 11, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  23. dallas female

    as a comic book fan i am offended.

    March 11, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  24. Be nice

    Palin the villain deserves a comic name – HOOK-NOSE SQUARE-CHIN PALIN.

    March 11, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  25. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    How does it glorify Mooseburger Palin? Flying around in a helicopter, shooting at wolves, and making moose chili? YA BETCHA!!(wink wink)

    March 11, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
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