Emilia Clarke-penned comic M.O.M.: Mother of Madness revealed
As though the four-time Emmy nominee joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Disney+’s Secret Invasion series enough weren’t, Emilia Clarke is expanding her comic book resume as Entertainment Weekly has revealed a fresh comic book, M.O.M.: Mother of Madness , co-authored by the Game of Thrones alum!
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Co-written by Clarke and writer Marguerite Bennett, the three-issue Image Comics miniseries centers around Maya, an individual mom who learns she possesses incredible superpowers and decides to utilize them to defend myself against a secret cabal of human traffickers.
“ We’re calling mothers superheroes, and I’m like, ‘What should they were? Imagine if these were superheroes legitimately? ‘” Clarke said. “ Maya has already established an extremely hard life, and she finds herself in a accepted place where precisely what makes her unique, she hates and is ashamed about. It’s only in the discovery of her powers that she actually is found by her true acceptance of who she actually is. ”
The 34-year-old actress describes the tone of the comic much like Rob Liefeld’s iconic Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool , with a “ large amount of silliness ” and tongue-in-cheek humor that also explores the existing feminist sensibility in “ an extreme genre-bending atmosphere ,” though she actually is keeping mum on the precise powers of her titular hero.
“ There’s many, a lot of things that she can perform which are cool pretty. She can perform plenty of stuff at certain moments in her month ,” Clarke said with fun. “ She can perform most of these wicked things, however they all result from the known proven fact that she is a female who includes a menstrual cycle. I thought it will be cool to possess all of the plain items that women don’t like about themselves, flip that, and make those things that make her superhuman .”
In a need to further expand the feminine voice in the comics world, Clarke put an all-female creative team with co-writer Bennett together, illustrator Leila Leiz, contributor Isobel Richardson and cover artist Jo Ratcliffe, while also designing the mask of Maya’s costume to be like the iconic balaclavas of Russian protest punk group Pussy Riot.
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