Official Press Release
Oni Press is pleased to announce the return of Gail Simone and Lea Hernandez’s KILLER PRINCESSES in a new digest-sized trade paperback! 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.”
“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, but I 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.”
“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”
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. Wanna know what? Buy the darn book!”
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 January 12, 2004. The book measures 5.5×8″.