However, this isn’t the first time Perlman has written for Gamora. She also wrote the character in her script for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Perlman revealed how the change in medium changes the character.
“I am attempting to walk a respectful tightrope between the Marvel Cinematic Universe version and the comic book versions of Gamora, which are close but not carbon copies,” Perlman says. “I don't know that it's possible to have a character from the comics feel exactly the same as the films, or vice versa - or whether we would even want that. The mediums are very different and therefore provide different opportunities to explore theme and character. I'd like to think that my backstory for Gamora, being fairly modular, could be applied to the films and comics alike.
“One of the reasons I wanted to write Gamora's backstory is that there hasn't been much written about her young adulthood - yet that is where she underwent the greatest character change,” Perlman explains. “I felt like I had the opportunity to say something about people who have survived emotional abuse and trauma, and how they have a profound ability to change the world for the better.”
Of course, comics is a fundamentally different medium than film, and it requires collaboration between a writer and an artist. Perlman is working with Marco Checetto on Gamora, and she says the collaboration has been a positive and an educational experience.
“Marco has been an absolute dream to work with - and he has taught me so much! A big part of the challenge of writing the first five issues has been pacing myself - and making sure I leave enough room on the page for Marco to work his magic. Economy of language and movement have been the two largest lessons for me. But I must say that getting the inks from him has been the best part of my day, every day I receive them in my Inbox.”
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Gamora #1 is available now. Gamora #2 goes on sale Jan. 18. Check out preview pages in the gallery below, and be sure to check back with ComicBook.com tomorrow for our full interview with Nicole Perlman!
(W) Nicole Perlman (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Esad Ribic
OUT OF TIME AND OUT FOR REVENGE!
• The story continues as we follow GAMORA to the doomed planet that is UBLIEX. Perched on the brink of a black hole, its inhabitants count down the hours to their planet's imminent demise as it is swallowed up by the approaching Singularity.
• Will Gamora find her revenge among the inhabitants of Ubliex before the black hole consumes them all?
• Or will the citizens of this world - including a doomsday cult, junkie bounty hunters and a young woman with a tremendous destiny - stop her first?
In Shops: Jan 18, 2017