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Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett & Leila Leiz launching 'M.O.M.: Mother of Madness'
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Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett & Leila Leiz launching ‘M.O.M.: Mother of Madness’

Emilia Clarke’s debut focuses on Maya who is an under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night.

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Image Comics has revealed new series M.O.M.: Mother of Madness is set to debut July 21st from Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett (Josie and the Pussycats, Angela) with art by Leila Leiz (Horde). That’s right, the Mother of Dragons herself will be making her comic book debut this summer. It’s a series Image is calling a combination of the action in Deadpool with the comedy of Fleabag.

“We’re always calling mothers superheroes, and I’m like, what if they were? What if they legitimately were superheroes?” said Clarke in an exclusive with 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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So what’s it about?

In M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, the mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7.

Check out an early preview below with cover by Jo Ratcliffe.

Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett & Leila Leiz launching 'M.O.M.: Mother of Madness' Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett & Leila Leiz launching 'M.O.M.: Mother of Madness' Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett & Leila Leiz launching 'M.O.M.: Mother of Madness' Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett & Leila Leiz launching 'M.O.M.: Mother of Madness' Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett & Leila Leiz launching 'M.O.M.: Mother of Madness'

For more on this news, read the official Image Comics press release belw.

PORTLAND, Ore. 04/21/2021 — Multiple Emmy award nominated actress Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Me Before You) will debut her first comic book series—the forthcoming M.O.M.: Mother of Madness—at Image Comics this July. This new, three-issue superhero series will be co-written by the GLAAD Media Award nominated Marguerite Bennett (Josie and the Pussycats, Angela) with art by Leila Leiz (Horde).

In M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, the mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7.

“We’re always calling mothers superheroes, and I’m like, what if they were? What if they legitimately were superheroes?” said Clarke in an exclusive scoop on the announcement with 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.”

Deadpool action collides with Fleabag comedy when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to take on a secret sect of human traffickers.

Each installment of the series will be an extra-length issue filled to the brim with comedy and chaos.

M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1 will showcase a cover A by Jo Ratcliffe, a renowned artist whose work has been featured by a number of globally recognized brands and magazines including the likes of Vogue UK and Juxtapoz.

The Cover B for this first issue will be provided by Eisner award winning Jen Bartel, whose clients have included such global brands as Netflix, MONDO, Adidas, LucasFilms, and more.

M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1 by Ratcliffe (Diamond Code MAY210009) and M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1 by Bartel (Diamond Code MAR218051) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 21.

M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

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