Image Comics Announces New Comic Written by Emilia Clarke

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Emilia Clarke is jumping from the screen to the page with an upcoming Image Comics series. On Wednesday, the publisher revealed M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, a new series written and developed by the actress.

The three-issue miniseries follows Maya, an under-the-weather scientist during the day, a superhero by night, and a single mother around the clock. The story features Maya using her powers to take down a cabal of human traffickers.

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“We’re always calling mothers superheroes, and I’m like, what if they were? What if they legitimately were superheroes?” Clarke told Entertainment Weekly.

“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.”

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Clarke assembled an all-female creative team for the project, including illustrator Leila Leiz, contributor Isobel Richardson, and cover artist Jo Ratcliffe. The Game of Thrones actress describes the tone of M.O.M. as “Deadpool-esque” in its humor.

Clarke isn’t the only actor jumping into comic books. Keanu Reeves made his comic book writing debut with BRZRKR, a 12 issue limited series at BOOM! Studios.

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As for other projects, Clarke is reportedly in final negotiations to join the cast of Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion, a new original series in production for Disney Plus.

M.O.M.: Mother of Madness will debut its first issue on July 21. It will be available at comic book shops as well as across digital platforms.

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J. Kim Murphy is a freelance entertainment writer.

(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

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