Female Force: Gabrielle Giffords

In a tragic instant, Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords went from a member of Congress to national symbol of hope and an upcoming issue of Bluewater Productions "Female Force" biography comic book series seeks to take full measure of her life as a legislator through her courageous struggle to recover from an assassin's bullet.

For the anniversary of the shooting, the NOOK & KINDLE editions of, "Female Force: Gabrielle Giffords" is available on Tuesday. The comic book follows the Fulbright Scholar's career from local Tucson businessperson to popular Arizona politician. Most notably, the issue will revolve around the tragic events of January 8, 2011 when a gunman killed six people and wounded 13 others including Giffords in a horrific attempt on the Congressman's life.

The physical copy comic book can be pre-ordered for a January 29th release. To pre-order the book, please click here:

"Not to diminish the loss of life or life-changing injuries from this senseless act, but we witnessed something incredible," said Bluewater president Darren Davis. "Giffords fought. She survived. And she began a remarkable and ongoing recovery."

According to writer CW Cooke, another incredible thing happened. For a brief moment, her situation and the horrible tragedy made the public and the politicians that represent us examine the unceasing rancor in modern politics.

"Her struggle is a great American comeback story," Cooke said, "From the scantest of movements in her fingers to her watching her astronaut husband's liftoff on the penultimate Shuttle mission to her triumphant reappearance in the halls of Congress during the debt ceiling debate; Giffords is definitely a female force."

"Female Force: Gabrielle Giffords," penciled by Nicholas Justus, will retail for $3.99 and be available through most online venues like as well as local comic book stores. Biography issues featuring Steve Jobs, commentator Arianna Huffington and mock-news icon Jon Stewart are available this week.

Bluewater launched the "Female Force" series 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.

Female Force individual issues are also available on, where they have been ranked among the site's top 100 books.