Official Press Release
After a one-page strip in Oni Press’ Summer Special 2001, a preview in the company’s convention ashcan, and a run of online comic strips at OniPress.com, Gail Simone and Lea Hernandez’s KILLER PRINCESSES are finally busting into their own miniseries! Launching in December of 2001, KILLER PRINCESSES follows sorority sisters Hope, Faith, and Charity as they hit the books…and henchmen and gangsters and government agents and anything else that gets in their way!
“People who only know my work on You’ll All Be Sorry (www.comicbookresources.com), might be surprised by Killer Princesses,” commented writer and co-creator Gail Simone. “It’s a different kind of humor than what I’ve done in columns. That’s not to say it’s not funny. I think it’s some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever written. It’s just funny in another manner.”
While Simone’s YABS column has concentrated on satire, the Princesses are played straight. Whether they’re trying to sit still through a class or a stakeout, the girls’ cluelessness always seems to take center stage.
“The thing that makes the girls so funny is that they don’t get the joke,” added series editor James Lucas Jones. “Gail has crafted a script that is both extremely witty and intelligent but that is overflowing with characters that are neither. Combine that with some of the finest artwork Lea has ever produced and the results are truly amazing.”
“Working on KILLER PRINCESSES has been a whole new experience for me,” added co-creator and artist Lea Hernandez. “I’m used to having to do it all myself, but working with Gail and being part of this team has pushed me in directions I never would have gone on my own. It’s a collaboration in every sense of the word and I couldn’t be happier with the results.”
The first issue introduces readers to Hope, Faith, Charity, their sorority mother and a myriad of other characters including eco-friendly terrorists, hoity-toity professors, big jocks on campus, and even the sorority’s newest pledge. But don’t expect to find all the answers right off the bat.
“There is more to the Princesses than what meets the eye,” Simone said. “And if I’m not going to give it all away in the first issue, I’m sure as heck not going to give it away in a freaking press release! Buy the darn book!”
KILLER PRINCESSES #1 (of 3) will feature 32 pages of black-and-white story and art, with a full color cover. With a cover price of $2.95, it will ship to comic book stores December 12, 2001. The second issue of the series follows in February and the series wraps up with March’s issue three. For mature readers.
[Check out a four page preview of Killer Princesses #1.]