Actress Emilia Clarke, most famous for playing Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has released a new comic book that centers on a single mother whose super powers are derived from her menstrual cycle.
Speaking with Variety, Clarke lamented growing up and feeling like comic books and fantasy were exclusively for men.
“I read a lot of fantasy novels full of rich worlds as a child, like ‘Lord of the Rings.’ That was always the place my imagination would gravitate toward. Later on, when I went to Comic-Con for the first time at 22 with ‘Game of Thrones,’ I was amazed at what I saw — almost entirely men. Later, as tides turned in the industry and #MeToo emerged, I began to look at the community through those eyes and it was arresting,” she said.
“In doing my research, I found that 16% of comic book creators are female, according to a 2019 study, and only 30% of comic book characters