Happy Women’s History Month! It’s high time we celebrate women and the power moves they’ve made to make the world a better place.
This month, TidalWave Productions is re-releasing its Female Force comic books and graphic novels. The series spotlights famous women who have impacted history, as well as today’s cultural scheme. Subjects of the Female Force comics include Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Obama, Cher, J.K. Rowling, and other icons. The books will be released in both print and digital formats.
Since comic books (and comic book movies) are usually dominated by male characters, this is an especially impactful format to showcase the power of women and their ability to make big changes in the world. “For too long, the comic book business was focused on the male power fantasy,” Darren G. Davis, publisher at TidalWave, said. “Female readers are hungry for representation.”
The series began when TidalWave published the stories of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin around the time of the 2008 election. This, especially, was a circumstance in which women in the spotlight needed to be seen for their ideas and their stories, not simply because they were women in the public eye.
That continues 10 years later in this political climate, as women from all backgrounds are stepping up to speak out about what they think is right. I hope that the young girls who read about these super sheroes are encouraged to do the same!