This Comic Book Turned Elizabeth Warren into a Superhero Fighting Your Student Loan Debt

April 7th 2016

Lucy Tiven

It's no secret that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is a hero to many liberals. Now, a comic book and graphic novels publisher has turned the financial watchdog into a literal comic book hero.

Female Force Warren Cover

The graphic nonfiction book is part of Storm Entertainment's "Female Force" series, which has included titles starring strong, female role models from Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama to Ellen DeGeneres and Cher.

Written by Michael Frizell and illustrated by Vincenzo Sansone & Chris Canibano, it chronicles Warren's path from a modest Oklahoma City childhood to her advocacy in the U.S. senate.

“We wanted to showcase the strong women in today’s society that have inspired generations and shaped the culture of today,” Darren G. Davis, who created the series, said in a statement. “Kids and adults alike can look up to these women as great role models. One of the coolest things about the comic books is that we found schools using them for reluctant readers.”

Elizabeth Warren went from passionate high school debater to advocating for the middle class on the floor of the Senate.

Long before Warren was earning viral fame for her critiques of Senate gridlock, she was the anchor of her high school debate team, and earned a scholarship to George Washington University.

Warren in debate class

The comic shows how she railed against President Ronald Reagan's condemnation of socialized medicine as a high school debater.

As ATTN: has previously reported, Warren has also been an outspoken advocate for raising the minimum wage, and told Conan O'Brien that her mother was able to provide for their family by taking a minimum wage job at Sears when her father had a heart attack.

"But it was a time in America when a minimum wage job would keep a family of three afloat," Warren told the host on a 2015 TV appearance. "We must raise the minimum wage so other families can have that chance."

When Warren first ran for office, she advocated for economic security for the middle class, and spoke out against the "rigged" system that, in her opinion, favors the wealthiest Americans.

Warren running

Before she took on Washington, Warren struggled to maintain a work-life balance during law school.

While the comic book celebrates the senator's journey from her Oklahoma City lower middle class roots to Washington, it also humanizes her, and illustrates the everyday struggles she faced throughout her career.

Warren Family Life

Like many professional women, Warren felt strained trying to balance her roles as a wife and mother with her legal ambitions and work load.

She thrived as a law professor, but she had to make sacrifices.

Before she went to law school, Warren never met a lawyer, the comic recounts. While her journey was an impressive one, it wasn't without setbacks.

Warren teaching law school

When her career took off, she had to make sacrifices, and eventually divorced her first husband, NASA engineer Jim Warren. She later married Bruce Mann. Yet, throughout her life, the comic depicts her prioritizing time spent with her children, and dedicating herself to advocating for the next generation.

She wanted to fight for education for all.

When she ran for office, Warren's political platform focused on allowing all people access to education, and eradicating the enormous student loans that face many college graduates today.

Warren for Senate

As ATTN: has previously reported, Elizabeth Warren has spoken out numerous times about the student debt crisis, and condemned the federal government making money off student loans.

“The United States government should not be making profit off the backs of kids who are trying to get an education,” Warren told O' Brian during the 2015 TV appearance.

She doubled down on her position on "The Daily Show."

"We should not say to kids, 'if your mom and dad can write a check for college you pay this much for college. But if they can't, you've got to pay a much higher rate because you have to pay more on your student loans,'" Sen. Warren told Jon Stewart.

In an interview with ATTN:, she explained that she literally paid $50 a semester for college. "If you want an education, then we want to help you get an education," she explained.

Elizabeth Warren literally paid $50 a semester for college.

Posted by ATTN: on Thursday, March 3, 2016

You can order a print copy of "Female Force: Elizabeth Warren" on the Comic Flea Market. According to Storm Entertainment, future comics will feature Gloria Steinem, The Queen of England, Helen Gurley Brown, Melinda Gates, and Mary Pickford.