You’ll recall that last week Bluewater Productions tore a page — or a cover, in any case — from IDW’s book by announcing the release of a biography of former presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The news landed with a resounding thud as several people, myself included, took jabs at the obvious mimickry of IDW’s Presidential Material comics, an error-riddled press release, and a cover that, among its other shortfalls, included an American flag with 14 stripes and a Sen. Clinton who didn’t much resemble Sen. Clinton.
After apologizing last week for sending out the wrong press release and for giving the United States an extra original colony, Bluewater President Darren G. Davis now has issued a second release apologizing again for “the incorrect portrayal of our most cherished American symbol” — the flag, not Clinton — and changing some of the cover art.
Oh, Female Force still looks like Presidential Material, but now Old Glory has the appropriate number of stripes, and Clinton’s depiction has been altered drastically.
I stared at the figure for quite a while, trying to figure out just who it resembles; it’s not the senator from New York, that’s for sure. It’s, unsettlingly enough, a certain former senator from Kansas in a wig and ill-fitting pantsuit.
Good luck getting that image out of your head.
The first issue of what’s planned as a quarterly series on female politicians will hit stands in January.