It’s June and the Small Press Spotlight is revving up for summer! This week, we focus on a July book that is filled with heart, action, superheroes, and so much more. Literati Press Comics & Novels is gearing up to release Glamorella’s Daughter, an all-ages comic about Comet, the neurodiverse daughter of Earth’s greatest defender. Read more below:
“Comet yearns for a quiet existence with towers of books while her mom, Glamorella, savors the thrill of adventure and glitzy soirées that come with superheroics. While Glamorella navigates keeping the world safe and dealing with her super-scientist ex, Comet does her best to withstand the trials of middle school. Can they find the time and common ground to help each other and save the world?”
Creators Jerry Bennett (Story/Illustration) and Charles J. Martin (Script/Lettering), in conjunction with Sensitivity Editor Brandy Williams, set out to create a story that explores “the shifting dynamics between working parents and their growing children…with the heart and inclusivity of Ms. Marvel and Young Sheldon’s focus on the challenges of being a brilliant and inquisitive child.”
Set to release on July 7, issue #1 is the first in a planned four-issue season one. It was also enthusiastically supported when previewed by AutismOklahoma and families with children on the spectrum.
Heathen creator Natasha Alterici calls Glamorella’s Daughter “a delightful mother-daughter superhero tale, epic in scope, but perfectly grounded. Jerry, Charles, and Brandy are a dynamite team who together have created a story with pitch-perfect comedic timing, and a glut of charm and heart.”
Literati Press Comics & Novels, a creators’ publishing company, is proudly located in Oklahoma City’s Paseo Arts District that offers mentorship, support, and representation for dynamic and unique new voices. Literati Press prides itself in advocating for promising projects that are captivating and commercially viable, advancing Oklahoma storytelling, and printing locally, and offsetting the carbon footprint of its comics to help mitigate climate change.
Take a look at a few pages here and ask your local comic shop to order your copy.