Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009

Die-hard comic book collectors are about to encounter a new female superhero: Mrs. Michelle Obama. A new comic book will showcase the First Lady's journey from the Southside of Chicago to the White House as part of the "Female Force" compilation highlighting exceptional women leaders, such as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, according to the Chicago Tribune. The 22-page comic book will be released on April 25 and sell for $3.99. It deliberately avoids any drawings of the First Daughters, a choice the publisher made to protect the girls' image after the negative attention Ty Girlz dolls received when the company named two dolls "Marvelous Malia" and "Sweet Sasha" for marketing purposes.—JW