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Oni sets new date for “Killer Princesses” collection

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Oni sets new date for “Killer Princesses” collection

Official Press Release

Oni Press is pleased to announce a new release date for the digest trade
paperback collection of Gail Simone and Lea Hernandez’s KILLER
PRINCESSES! Collecting the fan-favorite miniseries and featuring an
introduction by Mark Waid and a new illustrated prose story by the
creators, 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!

“Before Gail wowed fans with her take on certain DC BIRDS, there were
the PRINCESSES,” commented editor James Lucas Jones. “Gail had an
established fanbase with her YABS! Column and had already broken into
the biz with work for Bongo, but these three girls gave her an
opportunity to really let loose. In KP there are no rules and there are
no limits. It’s rare for a creator as fresh as Gail was at the time to
be given a playground with zero boundaries, but she took full advantage
of the opportunity to do something totally outrageous. Sure, she went on
to gain fan-favorite status with books like DEADPOOL, AGENT X, BIRDS OF
PREY, and LEGION, but KP shows she was nuts from the start!”

“Lea and I had been friends and mutual admirers for a while when she
approached me about collaborating,” added Simone. “She’d already
stretched her resume with the hard-hitting RUMBLE GIRLS, which I adored,
and she said she wanted to take it a step beyond and really do something
that could showcase her abilities as both a cutie-pie artist and a
brutal action storyteller. The dichotomy of KP just suits her perfectly.
Plus, she’s a lunatic. Perfect.”

“Working on KILLER PRINCESSES required a completely different frame of
mind than I’m used to,” added co-creator and artist Lea Hernandez. “Gail
crafted a smart and crafty script that stars characters that are
absolutely lacking in the grey matter department. It was a challenge,
but it was also an absolute blast.”

“Lea brings a creative spark to KP honed over years of her own creative
work,” said Jones. “Both RUMBLE GIRLS and the Texas Steam books feature
strong female characters, but KP lets her go nuts with characters that
just don’t know better, even if the creators do.”

The title may describe our three deadly, dumb debs-Hope, Faith, and
Charity-but there are other things going on in KILLER PRINCESSES. The
house mother and the myriad of other characters, including eco-friendly
terrorists, hoity-toity professors, big jocks on campus, and even the
sorority’s newest pledge, all play a role in the dangerous game
orchestrated by the secretive sorority. What exactly is this order
trying to accomplish by sending the sisters out on missions of
unrestrained violence and comedy?

“While the Princesses are every bit as stupid as they initially appear,
the book isn’t,” Simone said. “It’s not just a high-octane yuck-fest.
There are other things going on beneath the surface. If you like sexy
women who shoot things and can’t do geometry, this book is for you!”

KILLER PRINCESSES will feature 104 pages of black-and-white story and
art, with a full color cover. With a cover price of $9.95, it will ship
to comic book stores December 1, 2004. The book measures 5.5″x8″ and is
available for preorder in the current Previews catalog.

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