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Michelle Obama, Comic Book Hero

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03/25/2010 02:29 AM
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Michelle Obama, Comic Book Hero
I may not like her husband, but I am really shaking my head at the idol worship of the Obama's ...

She fights childhood obesity in a single meal! Capable of planting arugula with one hand!

The First Lady is a no nonsense woman who is now getting the comic book treatment.

For the second time.

Bluewater Productions specializes in unusual comic books and graphic novels--everything from William Shatner to Kristen Stewart. It also has a line of comics called "Female Force", graphic novels detailing the accomplishments of Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Comic books are a funny business. I'm not sure if there's much of a market here beyond the novelty gift. Graphic novels tend to be bought by young, or not so young, boys.

But what do I know?

Bluewater says one year ago, the first edition of its Michelle Obama comic book "sold out a week before the comic was in stores." That first edition focused on Mrs. Obama's life up until the White House.

Now, the sequel, "Female Force: Michelle Obama: YEAR ONE" (that's a lot of colons) follows the First Lady's story "from her husband's presidential inauguration and delves into the causes, the controversies and the chaos that shaped her first year in the White House". Controversies? Chaos? Seems to me there's been a lovely garden planted there, and now she's out telling parents to feed their kids healthier foods.

Writer Robert Schnakenberg sees plenty of drama, however, in Mrs. Obama's "adjustment to living in the White House". His story "follows her around the world as she works to secure the 2016 Olympics for Chicago, meets the Queen of England, and makes her stand against childhood obesityŚ'an unpredictable twelve months worthy of its own full-length, full-color comic book chronicle.'"

[link to www.cnbc.com]