Tennessee treasure Dolly Parton gets her own comic book

Female Force: Dolly Parton written by Michael Frizell, art by Ramon Salas, this 22-page comic book is available both digitally and in print and can be found on multiple platforms. The new cover is drawn by a Marvel Comics artist Yonami. (Artwork Provided)

Ask anyone to name three people they know from Tennessee and they’ll say Jack Daniel, Elvis, and Dolly Parton. The patron saint of the Tri-Star state is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, humanitarian, and now, a comic book character.

The woman famous for proclaiming, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap,” has proven to be a powerhouse across multiple disciplines and platforms. The ascent of country music superstar Dolly Parton from modest means to the most honored female country performer of all-time is empowering and inspirational.

“We are excited to work with retailers in the home state of everything Dolly,” said TidalWave publisher Darren G. Davis. “We have created variants of this book with five other Tennessee shops in the last couple months. Helping out small businesses during this time by doing a special variant is a bonus.”

The Female Force imprint features prominent and influential authors, business executives, entertainers, journalists, politicians, and activists. The latest biography comic book joins TidalWave’s ever-growing library of more than 200 comic book biographies.  — Previous titles have profiled Mother Teresa, Kamala Harris, Tina Fey, Betty White, Michelle Obama, Barbra Streisand to Cher and Gloria Steinem. These biographical comics, written by some of the most talented writers in the comic world and beyond, deliver an informed and illustrated look into the lives of these figures.

“The comic book has been so much fun to promote and sell in our store! It has been a blast meeting and talking to her fans across the country,” said Patrick Zambrano owner of Z’s Comic Lair in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The biographical comic series has drawn a firestorm of media attention, including features on “The Today Show” CNN, MSNBC and FOX News, and in Time and People magazines.

You can order the comic locally from Z’s Comic Lair, 2108 Medical Center Pkwy Suite E, Murfreesboro, TN 37129: (615) 624-7676. •

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