Preview of Northwest Press’ Leia Weathington’s The Legend of Bold Riley

Northwest Press

The Legend of Bold Riley hits stores this summer!

The latest book from Northwest Press is Leia Weathington’s The Legend of Bold Riley, a sword-and-sorcery epic illustrated by Leia and a host of talented artists.

“Who is Bold Riley?” you might ask. She has hunted the wildest game and dallied with countless beautiful girls, but still longs to know the world beyond the city walls. Princess Rilavashana SanParite, called Bold Riley, leaves behind her station and sets out to travel through distant lands and find forgotten ruins, fearsome enemies, inscrutable gods and tragic love. She’s as capable with a sword as she is with her wits—man, does she carve things up when the need arises—and is a strong, beautiful, confident woman who doesn’t wear a bikini into battle.

“She’s a hero. You’re a reader. You were meant for each other,” says Jane Espenson in her foreword to the book. Espenson is a fan-favorite writer for TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Upon a Time and a slew of other popular series, as well as co-creator of the webseries Husbands.

The Legend of Bold Riley is 232 pages, retails for $29.99 and is published by Northwest Press, which publishes graphic novels and comics collections by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender comics creators. The book is available to retailers direct from the publisher as well as through Diamond Comic Distributors using item #MAY121226. Northwest Press books are also available through Prerogatives/Pride Catalog, Last Gasp, and Bulldog Books (Australia).

Cover artwork by Brinson Thieme


  • Hi Brett! Thanks for posting the preview images for Bold Riley! I made a mistake in the credits when I sent them, though: the pages credited to Vanessa Gillings should actually be credited to Kelly McClellan. Sorry about the misinformation!