Friday, 14 October 2011


Cher's rollercoaster life is chronicles in the December 2011 issue of Female Force comic book series

Cher is the epitome of the showbiz survivor. As someone once said, “After a nuclear holocaust, all that will be left are cockroaches and Cher.”

And standing beside her over five decades through thick and thin has been Cher's hardcore gay fanbase.

"I specifically recorded [the song] Strong Enough for my gay fans," Cher once told me. "You know, my gay fans have been so loyal and so great. Gay fans usually love you when you're in the dumps, in the toilet. They were there when other people weren't."

Cher at the premiere of Burlesque

at the Empire Leicester Square in
London (Photo by Ian Smith)
Now Bluewater Comics features Cher in their December 2011 issue of Female Force, the comic series that explores the lives of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. Past issues have featured, Madonna, Britney Spears, JK Rowling, Ellen Degeneres, Selena Gomez, Sarah Palin and others. December's issue is called Female Force: Cher and will profile the life of the woman born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946 (yup, she's 65!).

"We have been creating the biographies of the famous in a sequential art form for almost two years and it was only a matter of time before we got to this icon," says Darren G. Davis, publisher of Bluewater Comics. "Her life has been marked failures and successes, but she still stands boldly for herself and for her friends and we had to tell her story."

Female Force: Cher turns back time and tells how the onetime back-up singer – she sang back-up vocals on many hit songs (including Tina Turner's iconic track River deep Mountain High in 1966) for her soon-to-be first husband Sonny Bonno who worked for record producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood – became an award-winning actress and a performer for the ages.

The 32-page comic features the art by Zach Bassett and the inks of Warren Montgomery as well as a cover by provided by DC Comics Joe Philips.

Writer Marc Shapiro says Cher's life and career "reads like a comic book."

"The clothes, the times, the attitudes of the decades shes lived through, the different styles of music she's been involved in – so much of what Cher has experienced is so flamboyant, over the top and just plain out there," Shapiro says. "She has been very much the real life equivalent of a superhero, and writing about Cher, to a large degree, has been just about letting my imagination go."

Female Force: Cher is now on sale at your local comic book shop and

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