/Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Announces Debut Comic Book Series
Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke Announces Debut Comic Book Series

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Announces Debut Comic Book Series

In an exclusive interview, Game of Thrones star and Emmy-nominated actress Emilia Clarke revealed she has been working on a new project: a comic book series. The series, titled M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, will debut July 21 at Image Comics and run for three issues. In addition to Clarke, GLAAD Award-nominated Marguerite Bennett will help write the books, with Leila Leiz providing art.

M.O.M.: Mother of Madness follows struggling single mother Maya as she takes down a ring of sex traffickers. While Maya starts off ashamed of “everything that makes her unique,” through her journey she reaches a place of “true acceptance of who she is.”

In the EW interview, Clarke described the series as “a Deadpool-esque blend of ‘a lot of silliness’ and tongue-in-cheek humor, combined with a very current feminist sensibility.” While Maya’s powers have yet to be revealed, Clarke laughed while revealing Maya’s monthly cycle plays a part in them.

According to Clarke, while she first had the idea for the mini-series three years ago, she has been a fan of comics her whole life. Growing up, the actress said, “there weren’t a lot of women on the covers, and there weren’t a lot of women in the shops. So I didn’t feel safe to explore it at that age.” This, coupled with her observations while attending events such as Comic-Con, strengthened her desire to see “women out there that are superpowered, but aren’t in a skintight costume,” and ultimately pushed her to write the series.

After reaching out to co-writer Bennett, the pair assembled an all-female crew to bring Clarke’s idea to life. She says working on the comic has been “a very beautiful female experience,” as well as a “phenomenally creatively fulfilling process.” A preview of the comic’s first issue is now available to read at EW.