M.O.M.: MOTHER OF MADNESS #1
Writers: Emilia Clarke, Isobel Richardson, and Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Leila Leiz
Colours: Triona Farrell
Letters: Haley Rose-Lyon
Cowl: Jo Ratcliffe
Writer: Picture Comics
In M.O.M.: Mom of Insanity #1 (of three), Maya is a single mom with superpowers – however these powers include a catch: they’re inextricably tied to her feelings. Can these skills (and by extension, the feelings hooked up to them) show to be a blessing fairly than a curse?
Partially, this problem is an origin story – however don’t groan too loudly, M.O.M. will hear you. The comedian is aware of that you just’ve sat by means of 1,000,000 origin tales earlier than, and it has no drawback calling you out for it.
In reality, M.O.M. is general a really meta textual content, with Maya straight addressing the reader from the very first panels. What’s additionally clear from the very first panels is that this comedian is coming from a spot that has seen sufficient shit, thanks very a lot (and talking of shit, it’s value mentioning that Maya has no drawback cursing all through the comedian, a clearly intentional and sometimes hilarious concession).
The result’s a tone that doesn’t have time for subtlety, partially as a result of M.O.M. is effectively conscious that subtlety has already been executed to dying, and, effectively, go searching: it hasn’t actually confirmed efficient, has it?
However whereas M.O.M. could also be none too delicate, it’s additionally constantly humorous and entertaining from the primary web page to the final.
Movie star Tie-In
What of the superstar tie-in angle of M.O.M.: Mom of Insanity? It’s extra than simply Clarke’s likeness being adopted for the protagonist right here. M.O.M. is aware of that you just’re already conscious of Clarke due to her starring function in Recreation of Thrones, during which we had been all made to observe the Khaleesi get executed soiled as soon as she was deemed “too loopy” by her male counterparts.
M.O.M. addresses lots of the points raised by the climax of Recreation of Thrones: what if a lady had supernatural ranges of energy, and what if that energy was inextricable from her feelings? Nonetheless, in contrast to Recreation of Thrones, which answered these questions by murdering its finest character, M.O.M. provides Maya an avenue to put declare to her energy, no matter the truth that it might be inextricable from her feelings.
M.O.M. isn’t shy about the truth that its linked to Clarke’s historical past on Recreation of Thrones – it’s proper there on the duvet of the comedian: Mom of Insanity is a play on one of many Khaleesi’s many titles.
However that’s a clever metafictional resolution, on condition that any reader will instantly, inevitably join Clarke’s identify with Recreation of Thrones. By laying declare to the inevitable comparability, M.O.M. is ready to use the affiliation to its (and by extension the reader’s) benefit.
Mom of Insanity
M.O.M.: Mom of Insanity is a really sturdy opening problem: the protagonist will attraction you earlier than the conclusion of the primary scene, and also you’ll be offered on the premise by the conclusion of the comedian.
Now, there’s a great deal of potential for the second problem, which has the chance to construct one thing actually particular on this very sturdy basis.
M.O.M.: Mom of Insanity #1 is out there now at your native comedian store.