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'Game Of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke Spills Details On Her 'Fabulous & Feminine' Comic Book, 'M.O.M.: Mother of Madness'

Apr. 22 2021, Updated 5:28 p.m. ET

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Mother of Dragons by day, Mother of Madness by night!

On July 21, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke's first comic book, M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, will hit shelves after two years in the making.

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"We're always calling mothers superheroes, and I'm like, what if they were?" she explained to Entertainment Weekly of her work. "What if they legitimately were superheroes?"

Clarke shared that the three-issue series, which she wrote with Marguerite Bennett, features "a lot of silliness" and takes place in "an extreme genre-bending atmosphere."

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The story revolves around Maya, a mom who uses her newfound superpowers to bring down a group of human traffickers.

Clarke called her "a bada** single mom superhero. She’s funny, she’s fierce and she is just a regular woman trying to figure her s**t out. But with the addition of some helpful lady powers."

It was Clarke's own experience as a self-professed "fangirl" that made her want to create a strong female character.

She recalled one year at Comic-Con, where she was "not seeing women that aren't in Lycra ... Are there any women out there that are superpowered, but aren't in a skintight costume? Not that I can see."

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The series has an overall emphasis on girl power, as the illustrations were drawn by Leila Leiz and the cover artwork by Jo Ratcliffe.

"It's been a very beautiful female experience in the creation of it, and a phenomenally creatively fulfilling process," gushed the actress. "But the biggest reason why I wanted to make this comic is because I wanted young girls to look at a woman that was fallible."

"Obviously, you're seeing that a lot in the industry; you've got all of these incredibly empowering female shows. But I just felt like I hadn't seen it in this genre," she noted of the comic book world. "I think back to my younger self and I think, if I was allowed in that comic book store, and I got to see a version that I felt like I could relate to on some level, I would have been absolutely in."

Visit EW's website to get a sneak peek at some of the pages!


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