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'Female Force' Biographical Comic Book of J. K. Rowling to be Published

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
September 08, 2009, 10:02 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling will be joining the ranks of such other notable people as President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey with the publication of a biographical comic book from Bluewater Productions.  MTV is reporting that the author will be the latest subject to have their life story immortalized under the 'Female Force' line of comics, which offers "broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture."  Slated to be published in December, the comic will be available in two formats, a standard 23-page comic, as well as a "double-sized collector’s edition."  A press release regarding the announcement notes:

"J.K. Rowling created a renaissance in children's and young adult literature. She inspires a legion of fans and it will be fascinating to follow how many future writers will point to her work as their original source of inspiration," said Bluewater’s president Darren Davis.
The comic, written by Adam Gragg examines Rowling's middle class upbringing, her time in Portugal teaching English, her meteoric rise with seven immensely successful books adapted into several high-grossing Hollywood blockbusters, and her post-Potter endeavors.
"She is a remarkable and multi-dimensional woman," Gragg noted, "Learning about who she is and how she struggled to become a success was a truly enlightening experience. Twelve publishers turned her down. If it weren’t for the daughter of a British publisher who liked Rowling’s first chapter of 'Philosopher’s Stone,' we might never have met Harry Potter."
The full cover of the upcoming comic book can be viewed right here.  The standard edition comic will retail for $3.99, while the collector's edition will sell for $6.99.

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81 Comments

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I hate to see a person defined as seperate from the rest of us. It’s a pet peeve of mine. “Female Force”? Like she can’t compete with men? I don’t think so. J K Rowling is a force, all right. Her Harry Potter series just bested every writer presently alive on this planet, male or female.

Posted by trontech on September 09, 2009, 08:50 AM report to moderator
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whoa.

Posted by Leeann on September 09, 2009, 09:07 AM report to moderator
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This awesome! Rowling is a great writer and I am truly thankful that she wrote the HP series! Where would I be without them? Still stuck in the life I had and now I am an advid HP fan among others. She truly deserves this honor and I can’t wait to buy one of each!

Posted by beewell on September 09, 2009, 09:24 AM report to moderator
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Squee! Wow!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on September 09, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
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What an honour to be considered a “broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture.” Way to go Rowling!

Posted by crazyforSeverus on September 09, 2009, 10:06 AM report to moderator
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It will be hard to do JKR justice in one issue of a comic book, but if it inspires someone to follow in her footsteps it will be worth it. There aren’t many people who support charities as she does!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on September 09, 2009, 10:28 AM report to moderator
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3271 Points

That is too cool!!! I will definitely be buying that! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on September 09, 2009, 11:02 AM report to moderator
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Anyone else think that picture is creepy? lol

Posted by Lucida on September 09, 2009, 11:16 AM report to moderator
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Ohoho that’s sweet!

Posted by  HeartbreakDX  on September 09, 2009, 11:21 AM report to moderator
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This is exciting news … I’ve just pre-ordered mine from a certain online store :)

Posted by Moose_Starr on September 09, 2009, 11:25 AM report to moderator
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I am sooooooooo gonna buy a copy!

Posted by weasleygirl101(ROAR) on September 09, 2009, 11:37 AM report to moderator
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244 Points

awesome awesome AWESOME!!! I can’t wait to get a copy!

Posted by Ravenclaw Rose on September 09, 2009, 12:02 PM report to moderator
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A well deserved honor…

Posted by Won_Two on September 09, 2009, 12:22 PM report to moderator
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Yay! I cannot wait. She really deserves this :)

Posted by MiliMalfoy [FTC!] on September 09, 2009, 12:59 PM report to moderator
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What i can’t believe is that Stephenie meyer has one too.

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on September 09, 2009, 02:40 PM report to moderator
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