In honor of the first anniversary of the mass shooting that left her severely injured last January, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is being turned from real-life hero into a comic book hero.
Bluewater Productions has released an issue of “Female Force” chronicling Gifford’s professional and personal history, and focusing especially on the events in Tucson, Arizona, that took the lives of six people and wounded 13 others last year.
The “Female Force” series immortalizes influential women, and has drawn up figures like Michelle Obama, Martha Stewart, Hillary Clinton, and even Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbie.
In an official release from Bluewater Productions, CW Cooke said Giffords’ struggle is a “great American comeback story.”
“From the scantest movements in her fingers, to her watching her astronaut husband’s liftoff… to her triumphant reappearance in the halls of Congress,” Cooke said, “Giffords is definitely a female force.”
However, Bluewater president Darren Davis made it clear the comic isn’t intended to “diminish the loss of life or life-changing injuries” from the shooting, but rather highlight Giffords’ “remarkable and ongoing recovery.”
The comic is available today for Nooks and Kindles, and a paper version will be released January 29.