Sheryl Sandberg: Comic-Book Hero?


FemaleForceSherylSandberg650Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is a hero to many women due to her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, and Fortune recognizes her as being powerful, so becoming a comic-book superhero was the next logical step.

Independent comic-book studio Bluewater Productions, which also produced a comic book about Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2010, will release Female Force: Sheryl Sandberg in print and digital this week.

Sandberg joins several other big-name women under the Female Force umbrella, including Mother Teresa, Hillary Clinton, Tina Fey, Arianna Huffington, Michelle Obama, Melinda Gates, Martha Stewart and Madonna.

Michael L. Frizell — who wrote the 32-page comic book, with art by Angel Bernuy — said in a release announcing its debut:

This story was my first assignment for Bluewater, and I found it quite a challenge, as it was necessary to distill her life to date into one comic. Sheryl Sandberg’s accomplishments and sage advice could fill several issues. It’s exciting to see my first comic script see print, and Bernuy’s art offers the perfect complement to the words.

Bluewater Productions publisher Darren G. Davis added:

Our goal is to show the behind-the-scenes machinations — many of them ignored by the mainstream media — that resulted in Sheryl Sandberg becoming a leading voice in empowering successful businesswomen. A visual medium provides perspective that is not only accessible but more relatable to the average person without losing any of the information involved.

Readers: What are your thoughts on Female Force: Sheryl Sandberg?