WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton’s political career has taken so many turns it has now spawned two comic books.
The former first lady and U.S. senator, onetime presidential hopeful and current secretary of state is the subject of a comic book hitting stores Wednesday, the latest in a series of celebrity biographies by Bluewater Productions Inc. Those previously profiled include entertainment stars like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, and fellow politicians from President Barack Obama and Sarah Palin to Clinton herself two years ago.
“This one pretty much covers her being sworn in as secretary of state and everything she’s done since,” said Darren Davis, the publisher.
The comic, illustrated by Daniel Fitz, is unauthorized.
But Davis said his company is playing it straight with history and politics. He said Clinton was the subject of a comic profile published in 2009 that sold 20,000 copies. And he claimed to have an issue of that earlier comic signed by Clinton and hanging in his office, which he pointed to as an unofficial endorsement.
State Department officials had no knowledge of Wednesday’s planned release.
Writer Jerome Maida said he approached the subject from the perspective of someone who didn’t admire Clinton at first but became impressed by her during the process of preparing the 32-page book.
The front cover by DC Comics artist Joe Phillips features three images of Clinton under the banner of “political power.” Each shows her in front of a microphone but clad in different, if typical, professional attire. In the foreground is a podium with the seal of her office.
The subject differs slightly from the comic two years ago, which focused on Clinton as a “female force” and was part of a larger series dedicated to empowering women.