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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 10/14/2009

Poll: From Sarah Palin to Michelle Obama--Which Female Icon's Story Would You Most Want to Read?

By The Reliable Source

"FEMALE FORCE" salutes four women leaders. (Bluewater Productions )

A new trade-paperback comic lands today, picturing a foursome you might never see so chummily assembled in real life.

The "Female Force" bio-comic series has previously featured these four icons, but today, Hillary Clinton, Caroline Kennedy, Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin are literally bound together to be celebrated in a single graphic novel of sorts.

The new title includes the first four issues of the "biography comic book series," says
its publisher, Bluewater Productions. The 96-page anthology includes "an updated version of the Sarah Palin issue that addresses her resignation announcement as Alaska's governor in July."

The cover pictured here is by artist Vinnie Tartamella. The publisher says: "Female Force offers a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture."

That said, the Official 'Riffs Question of the Day is: Of these four women's stories, which one are you most interested in reading as a comic bio? (Yes, this is a wide-open question in terms of reader motivation; and no, "all of the above" and "none of the above" -- copouts both -- are not votable options here.) Now, the floor is yours.


Sarah Palin

Caroline Kennedy and Hillary Clinton.

Michelle Obama.

By The Reliable Source  | October 14, 2009; 11:05 AM ET
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I firmly disagree with the statement that "none of the above" is "copping out". You can call it a "graphic novel", but a comic book is still a comic book. I have no interest in reading a superficial illustrated treatment of any of those four biographies.

"Flashbacks" (in the Post's Sunday comics) is another example of an excruciatingly dull illustration of history. Please add this waste of space to the list of candidates for immediate termination.

Posted by: kilby | October 15, 2009 2:56 AM | Report abuse

I also agree that "none of the above" is not a cop out. In as much as I don't want to read "political adventure comic" I'm not voting. How do you count a non-vote?

Posted by: olddog1 | October 15, 2009 5:07 AM | Report abuse

I can't see any of the polls by and would recommend the Post stop doing polls this way. It is very frustrating to not be able to participate.

Posted by: Dougmacintyre | October 15, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Dougmacintyre - do you have scripts blocked? That would prevent you from seeing the poll. I haven't seen any poll used on any site that doesn't use some variation of this though so it wouldn't help much if they switched.

Posted by: elyrest | October 15, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

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