Not all struggling actors are waiters — there’s one who’s a superhero.
Next week Monkeybrain Comics will launch a new series centering on out-of-work actress Miranda Turner and her double life as a superhero, fittingly titled The Double Life of Miranda Turner. Originally released as a webcomic by artist George Kambadais, he’s changing gears and enlisting It Girl & The Atomics writer Jamie S. Rich for this ongoing digital series coming out every six weeks.
“Jamie wrote a really fun introductory adventure for our debut issue,” Kambadais said in a statement. “It captured the irreverence and joy I think we both wanted and that is often lacking in the bigger superhero titles. There’s going to be room for plenty of emotion and character growth in The Double Life of Miranda Turner, but the first rule is to entertain. We want the exploits of Miranda and Lindy to be as much fun for you to read as they are for us to make.”
Although the idea of an unemployed actress turned superhero is engaging enough on its own, The Double Life of Miranda Turner is deeper. Turner becomes a hero when her supermodel sister Lindy is killed while working as a famous crimefighter named the Cat. Lindy comes to her sister as a ghost to break this revelation to her, and Miranda takes up her sister’s mask — and secret identity — to find out who killed her.
Kambadais and Rich actually met through a mutual friend, artist David Lafuente. Lafuente recommended Kambadais as artist for Rich’s recently concluded It Girl & The Atomics series, but with that series wrapped up they searched for another project and came to The Double Life of Miranda Turner. Here’s a look at the the cover and the first three pages to their first issue.