If you’ve watched The View, it’s no secret that Whoopi Goldberg is a longtime comic book fan and has used the show to promote and plug her favorite things in fandom. has accomplished many things in her illustrious career. Given her illustrious career in the entertainment industry, it’s only fitting then that Goldberg will finally make her comics writing debut with The Change, an upcoming graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics.
Co-written by Whoopi Goldberg along with writer/showrunner Jaime Paglia (Eureka, The Flash), the creative team for the graphic novel also includes artist Sunkanmi Akinboye as well as colorist Alexandria Batchelor and letterer Frank Cvetkovic. The graphic novel’s cover is drawn by comics industry veteran Khary Randolph.
Here’s how the publisher describes the graphic novel:
Isabel Frost is a woman who has spent her life as wife, mother, grandmother – a life she feels isn’t all she had hoped for, with a husband who has grown in another direction. A college graduate with a degree in science, Isabel is an amazing gamer, who plays with people all over the country. With the help of her comic-loving grandson and irreverent best friend, she must learn to control her abilities and embrace her new identity as The Change – both the change of life AND her surprising and extraordinary superpowers.
Dark Horse’s press release revealed the origins of the project:
Because of her lifelong love for comic books, Goldberg decided it was time to create a new kind of superhero – one who might be a little older, whose body might be a little thicker…and whose breasts may or may not be the same size. She is also smack in the middle of menopause which, along with chills and hot flashes, also gave her some unexpected superpowers. The iconic actor, producer and author matched minds and wits with Jaime Paglia, someone “just as outside the box as I am,” says Goldberg, to take the story to the next level. And, thus, The Change was born.
Look for The Change graphic novel to arrive in bookstores on Tuesday, November 28th, and in comic shops on Wednesday, November 29th. It is now available to pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop and indie bookstore for $17.99.