Female Force Comics Re-released to Celebrate Women’s History Month
Darren G. Davis
To celebrate Women’s History Month and the accomplishments of women everywhere, TidalWave Productions announces the re-release of its famous, “Female Force,” line of comic books and graphic novels. These books feature innovative stories showcasing the lives of the famous and infamous with a tight focus on the women who shape modern history and culture.
The “Female Force” imprint features prominent and influential authors, business executives, entertainers, journalists, politicians and activists.
Over sixty “Female Force” titles are available worldwide in both print and digital formats. They feature personalities such as Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Cher, Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice, J.K. Rowling, Ellen DeGeneres, Sheryl Sandberg, Michelle Obama, Gloria Steinem and many others.
Darren G. Davis, publisher and creative force behind TidalWave, saw the trend toward attracting diverse readers to comics years ago. So, in 2008, TidalWave’s first attempt at nonfiction told the backstories of Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton, delving into a corner of the sequential art and storytelling market that was largely untapped.
“It’s important that readers see themselves in the characters,” said Davis. “For too long, the comic book business was focused on the male power fantasy.”
Davis, whose office is decorated with Batgirl figurines, statues, and original art which shares space with his own creations, the 10th Muse and Isis, has long sought to create books for female readers. TidalWave Studios burst on the comic scene in August of 2000 with the debut of 10th Muse. Ranked by Wizard magazine, a former industry-leading news magazine, as one of the highest debuts from an independent producer, the book quickly found a wide audience.
For so long, women have been misrepresented in the comic book world as either the damsel in distress or reduced to a set of boobs and a pair of knee high boots. While these stereotypes are beginning to finally get knocked down, TidalWave took it one step further by showing real life women who are Superheroes every day in their homes, on television or in the senate. “Female readers are hungry for representation,” said Davis. And, we’re finally starting to get it.
[tps_header]Check out some of the fantastic covers from the “Female Force” series![/tps_header]