Emilia Clarke announced that she is working on something new- a comic book project!
The Game of Thrones star is working on a comic titled MOM : Mother of Madness. The feature will be a three-issue series co-written by Clarke and Marguerite Bennett, with art by Leila Leiz and Isobel Richardson and covers from Jo Ratcliffe.
What is Emilia Clarke’s comic MOM about?
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Clarke shared, “We’re always calling mothers superheroes, and I’m like, what if they were? What if they legitimately were superheroes? Maya has had a very hard life, and she finds herself in a place where everything that makes her unique, she hates and is ashamed about. It’s only in the discovery of her powers that she finds her true acceptance of who she is.”
“There’s many, many things that she can do that are pretty cool. She can do a lot of stuff at certain moments in her month. She can do all of these wicked things, but they all come from the fact that she is a woman who has a menstrual cycle. I thought it would be cool to have all the things that women don’t like about themselves, flip that, and make those the things that make her superhuman.”
What is the inspiration behind MOM : Mother of Madness?
Emilia Clarke’s inspiration for her comic came from something she didn’t find at the comic con.
The 34-year-old actress has been a regular at the comic con for years. After noticing a common theme in the comic books, she was inspired to create a superhero of her own.
“Cut to me at Comic-Con, and I’m there going, ‘I’m still not seeing a lot of women. I’m still not seeing women that aren’t in Lycra reflected back at me,’” Clarke told EW. “‘Are there any women out there that are superpowered but aren’t in a skintight costume? Not that I can see.’”
“Maya has had a very hard life, and she finds herself in a place where everything that makes her unique, she hates and is ashamed about,” she added. “It’s only in the discovery of her powers that she finds her true acceptance of who she is.”
Emilia didn’t reveal much about her female comic hero or her superpowers. You will have to wait for a few months till Emilia Clarke’s comic MOM: Mother of Madness #1 goes on sale on July 21st.