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Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

“Female Force: Kathy Griffin-The Whole Damned Story” and “Female Force: Ruth Handler, the Creator of Barbie” are scheduled to hit newsstands, comic bookstores and online venues on Wednesday, June 15.

The upcoming Griffin biography uniquely examines the comedian’s early years and how it shaped and propelled her rise to one of the most outrageously outspoken and polarizing performers. It also features how Griffin also makes a difference in the world from her outreach in various communities such as the LGBT community. “Female Force: Kathy Griffin-The Whole Damned Story” was written by Marc Shapiro and penciled by Gene DeCicco.

“ The Handler/Barbie biography penciled by Neil Alexander tells the story of how America’s favorite fashion doll emerged from the seedy underworld of German sex symbols and cigarette shop gag gifts to become one of history’s most iconic women. Barbie and her creators, specifically Handler, will leave her (Barbie and Handler) maybe a bit exposed,” issue author Tara Broeckel revealed. “Their collective story is so complex that often times the darker narrative is left untold.”

Bluewater first published the “Female Force” titles in 2008 as a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. In past issues, the monthly series has featured Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Thatcher, JK Rowling, Sarah Palin and others.  Upcoming “Female Force” comic book subjects are Martha Stewart, & Ayn Rand.

Each issue retails for $3.99. For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com.