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TidalWave Comics is proud to announce the addition of a comic book focusing on Tina Turner to its popular “Female Force” series focused on women who make an impact worldwide. “Female Force: Tina Turner” will be released this week in honor of her 82nd birthday.
The most remarkable comeback of all time is explored in this new comic book biography of the iconic and indomitable Tina Turner! Born Anna Mae Bullock, Tina started as a singer in her local church and elementary schools. Her ill-fated relationship with Ike Turner coincided with her meteoric rise-up the Billboard charts and led to her eventual fall. However, after retooling her image, Tina once again exploded on the scene in the 80s. Tina’s life story is rags to riches to rags and back again a tale of love, loss, and rebirth.
“Female Force: Tina Turner,” written by Michael Frizell, art by Ramon Salas, is a 22-page comic book and will be available digitally on multiple platforms and in print. The book will be available in hardback with a cover by famed comic book artist Joe Phillips and a paperback cover by interior artist Ramon Salas.
“Turner’s life has been seen in documentaries, films, music, Broadway, so why not a comic book. We believe that it is important for readers to have inspiring role models and learn about extraordinary individuals who have overcome challenges to make a difference in the world,” said Darren G. Davis, publisher, when asked about the thought process the company went through before creating the comic book series “Female Force.”
Writer Michael Frizell, an educator at Missouri State University in Springfield, said, “When writing about real people, we have to tell the true stories of our subjects, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with them. I hope readers will see the comic as an introduction to Tina Turner and want to know more about her. The Broadway show about her showcases amazing singers and tells a tight story about her life. Angela Bassett’s portrayal of Tina is equally amazing. But the best way to understand Tina? Listen to her music.”
The “Female Force” imprint features prominent and influential authors, business executives, entertainers, journalists, politicians, and activists. The latest biography comic book joins TidalWave’s ever-growing library of more than 200 comic book biographies. — Previous titles have profiled Dolly Parton, Kamala Harris, Tina Fey, Betty White, Michelle Obama, Barbra Streisand to Cher and Gloria Steinem.
Also available this week is a bonus holiday edition of the “Female Force: Dolly Parton” comic book featuring a winter themed cover by Marvel Comics artist Yonami.
The biographical comic series has drawn a firestorm of media attention, including features on “The Today Show” CNN, MSNBC and FOX News, and Time and People magazines.