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Princeless Book 3: The Pirate Princess Deluxe Hardcover in February

The award winning Princeless series reprints The Pirate Princess story that introduces Raven in a special deluxe hardcover. Princess Adrienne, whose on a quest to save her sisters, alongside the blacksmith Bedelia, find another princess locked away in a tower and decide to save her. But Princess Raven has plenty of secrets and Adrienne finds herself pitted against her deadliest opponent yet!

Raven would go on to star in her own critically acclaimed spin-off title, Raven: The Pirate Princess. This is the perfect hardcover for Princeless and Raven fans and a great starting point for newcomers who want to see empowering princesses who turn tropes upside down.

Written by Jeremy Whitley with art by Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, this Princeless deluxe hardcover will be available in a comic book store near you on February 28, 2018.

Princeless Vol. 6 Make Yourself Part 2 – The story of the princess who rescued herself continues!

The story of the princess who rescued herself continues!  When we last saw Adrienne she was trapped between the two scoundrel knights who want to capture her and an icy wilderness as she continued her quest to save her sisters, the twins Antonia and Andrea!  Meanwhile Bedelia and Sparky were in the midst of rocky reunions with their mothers at the Monster Farm. What could go wrong?

Book 6 of the award winning Princeless series brings back all the action and charm of the series that’s been enchanting readers young and old alike for six years! New readers and fans of stories like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Lumberjanes will find a fantasy world full of new adventures and things to love. The story puts girls in the driver’s seat of fantasy stories as few others have done.

And as an added bonus, this volume includes a one-shot story following Dragonslayers Benna and Gretta and their young daughter Penny on one of the biggest days of their young family’s life.

Princeless Volume 6 Make Yourself Part 2 will be available in a comic book store near you on November 8. It’s written by Jeremy Whitley with art by Emily Martin and Brett Grunig.

Preview: Princeless: Raven: The Pirate Princess #10

Princeless: Raven: The Pirate Princess #10

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Arielle Jovellanos, Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt, William Blankenship
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
32 pgs./ A / FC

Things are fraught onboard the ship as Raven tries to negotiate a chance for Ximena to see the healer, but when things go poorly she may have to take matters into her own hand. Meanwhile, Sunshine shares the story of how her parents – doomed lovers from two societies at war – fell in love.

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Jeremy Whitley Talks Choosing Sides, Princeless and Unstoppable Wasp with GP Radio this Monday!

tumblr_oa66v7rodE1sbbfwho1_1280This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio and we welcome back comic writer Jeremy Whitley. Whitley will be discussing his numerous projects including a story in Civil War II: Choosing Sides, Princeless, and this year’s Unstoppable Wasp from Marvel Comics!

The show airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Jeremy Whitley is the creator of the original comic series Princeless, Illegal, and The Order of Dagonet. His work has been nominated for two Eisner Awards, Five Glyph Awards, and numerous other honors. In addition to his original creations, he has also been a regular writer for IDW’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and My Little Pony: Friends Forever series as well as Action Lab’s NFL Rush Zone and GlobWorld comic series.

Jeremy has been at the forefront of changing trends in the comic industry, and a leader for diversity in both creators and characters.

Listen in and Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy!

Preview: Princeless: Make Yourself Part 1 TPB


Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Emily Martin, Brett Grunig, Alex Smith
Cover Artist(s): Alex Smith, Emily Martin, Brett Grunig
128 pgs. / Rated. E / FC

Fresh from fighting vampires, zombies and giant creatures in the swamp—Princess Adrienne, Bedelia the Blacksmith and Sparky the Dragon are in for their biggest adventure yet! Join our team of fearless ladies as they set off into the mountains to save twin princesses Andrea and Antonia. They’ll meet a team of dragon slaying dwarf women, a farm full of trained monsters and perhaps some of their most dangerous foes yet! Direct Market release limited to 2000 copies.


Preview: Princeless: Make Yourself #1


Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Emily Martin, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Emily Martin, Brett Gruinig
32 pgs./ Rated A. / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

In the mountains of the outer rim of Ashland, there exists an elite group of female dwarves whose only purpose is to protect the dwarves from an attack by dragons.  They are called the Dragon Slayers.  And they just got word that there’s a dragon headed their way: a pink dragon with striped horns.  They aim to bring it down.

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Around the Tubes

PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH #1 1It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What are you planning on getting? Sound off in the comments below!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Around the Tubes

GamePolitics – Second annual Chicago Video Game Law Summit set for April 16th – Very cool!

Women Write About Comics – Princeless #1 Joins the Scholastic Book Club  – Great to hear. More kids should read this!


Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat – The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

Newsarama – Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill #1

Talking Comics – DC Comics Bombshells Vol. 1: Enlisted

Nothing But Comics – Predator: Life & Death #1

The Beat – The Tipping Point

Newsarama – Best Shots Advance Reviews: Power Rangers #1, Another Castle #1, The Discipline #1

Preview: Princeless Book One: Deluxe Hardcover Edition


Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin, Jules Rivera, Quinn Larsen, Kelly Lawrence, Nancy King
Cover Artist(s): M. Goodwin
168 pgs. / Rated. E / FC

The first volume of Princeless as it’s never been available before, in a special edition hardcover volume. This edition includes the full first volume written by Jeremy Whitley and illustrated by M Goodwin. Additionally, it includes the Skullkickers Crossover written by Jim Zub and illustrated by M Goodwin, as well as the first two Princeless short story collections including work by Jules Rivera, Quinn Larsen, Kelly Lawrence, and Nancy King. Share the Princeless hardcover with the rebellious young princess in your family (even if she’s you!)


Jeremy Whitley Discusses His Princeless Anthology

Princeless_V4_01-1We first caught wind of an anthology of stories revolving around the world of Princeless when writer (and Princeless creator) Jeremy Whitley joined us on Graphic Policy Radio. We’ve seen some teasing as to what we can expect out of what sounded like a who’s who of comic creators.

Whitley was kind of enough to take some time out of his schedule to spill the beans about the graphic novel, who’s participating, and the charities it’ll benefit.

Graphic Policy: So tell us about this anthology you’ve put together for Princeless.

Jeremy Whitley: It’s something I’ve been working on for about a year and a half now. It started out as me trying to find a way that Princeless could be of real concrete help to some of the people that I hope it inspires in a less concrete way. I wanted the book to be able to give back to people who supported it.

GP: How’d the idea come about?

JW: Ever since Princeless started out, there have been some amazing top tier writers and artists who have been great supporters. They’ve said great things about the books both to me and in public. I’ve been so grateful for their support.

So, first I asked a couple people that I thought might say yes. And they did. So I asked some more people and, frankly, I was astonished at who said yes. Everybody has time constraints, so we decided to make them all short stories and I gave people the options of using our characters, creating their own within the Princeless world, or writing something completely of their own creation that fit thematically with Princeless.

GP: You mentioned it when you were on our podcast a bit ago, how long has this been in the works?

JW: We had started it up about a year and a half ago and due to some tragic circumstances, it sorta fell apart. The idea hung around in my mind for a while, but I wasn’t sure what to do with it.

Then Action Lab started this year by celebrating its fifth anniversary and I realized that Princeless’s fifth anniversary would be later this year. It seemed like the perfect time to revive the anthology and make something really amazing.

PrincelessVolume5Iss0CoverGP: You’ve teased what sounds like an amazing group of individuals to participate. Who’s involved in the project?

JW: Ahem, so here’s who we have set to participate. Things may change a little bit before the release, but this is more or less our final list:

Kelly Sue Deconnick and Kit Cox are co-writing a story to be illustrated by the Pirate Princess art team of Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt.

Gail Simone, who is recreating classic kick-ass female characters over at Dynamite, is writing a story to be drawn by Princeless artists Emily Martin and Brett Grunig.

Bri Rudd is writing a story to be illustrated by Kyle Latino.

DeWayne Feenstra and Axur Eneas, of Action Lab’s Aero-Girl are teaming up to bring their style to Princeless.

Ivy Noelle Weir and Christina “Steenz” Stewart of Archival Quality are cooking up an awesome story for Princeless fans that you can’t miss.

The amazing Emily Willis and Ann Uland of Arbitrary Muse Comics are bringing us a great tale of Raven the Pirate Princess.

David Pinckney, creator of Action Lab’s Fight Like a Girl is teaming up with Maggie Venable to bring a fresh and exciting story to the world of Princeless.

Katie Cook (from everything) is writing and drawing her own beautiful short story.

Newcomer Alicia Whitley is teaming up with the artist of House of Montresor and Order of Dagonet Jason Strutz.

Writer and horror podcaster Wes Knipe is teaming up with the talented artist Sorah Suhng.

PRINCELESS RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS #1Kelly Thompson of too many awesome comics to name is working with Tara O’Conner who did Roots, In Your Wake, On the Morrow, and Puddles.

The multitalented Joe Illidge will be working with Marcus Williams who currently is in the process of getting his red-hot Kickstarter project Tuskegee Heirs funded.

Greg Pak, who is currently writing Totally Awesome Hulk for Marvel (among other things), is teaming up with Jules Rivera who has done some Princeless covers.

Bryan Q Miller, whose career spans comics and television, will be spinning up a story with Brenda Hickey who has been handling some of the art duties for various IDW My Little Pony series.

Tini Howard will be bringing her talents and writing a story with writer/artist Tony Fleecs.

Whit Taylor who is a Glyph award winner and Ignatz nominee, will be working with Jenn Blake whose fantastic work you can check out yourself.

Writer and feminist activist, Mikki Kendall will be putting together a story with Ted Naifeh who is the person behind his own kick-ass Pricess series, Princess Ugg.

Tristan J Tarwater who writes The Valley of Ten Crescents series, will be contributing with G Pike.

Jamal Igle, who is no stranger to kick-ass women with his own series Molly Danger, will be contributing a story as writer and artist.

Susan Beneville and Brian Hess, the team behind the series Awake, will be participating.

Kimya Dawson will be working with the amazing Janet Lee.

Gemma Bedeau, the co-creator of the Glyph Award nominated Afroella will be working Telênia Albuquerque, the creator of Amazonomachy.

PRINCELESS THE PIRATE PRINCESS TPBGP: That’s a hell of a lineup. With all of those individuals, is this an oversized single issue? Multiple issues? That’s a lot of talent to fill in one comic!

JW: Definitely an oversized volume. We’ll be looking at something in the trade paperback vicinity.

GP: What Princeless characters can we expect to see in the comic? Is this in “continuity”?

JW: Both the trio of Adrienne, Bedelia and Sparky and the crew of Raven’s pirate ship will feature prominently. You’ll also get to see a few of the supporting cast from previous volumes.

Even more exciting is that we’ll get to see a number of original creations from some of the great creators on this. My only requirement for stories was that they stay thematically in line with Princeless. They’ve made some amazing stuff.

GP: You’re all doing this for charity. What charity is this project benefiting?

JW: We are working together to benefit Girls Leadership Institute and Girls Rock NC here in my home state of North Carolina.

GP: How’d you learn about them and why’d you choose them?

JW: Girls Leadership Institute I learned about via Kelly Sue Deconnick and Matt Fraction who had worked with the group in the past. They’re an amazing group that does great things for girls.

Girls Rock NC was a group I was made aware of because a friend of mine had worked with them. They put together some great camps and teach skills in much the same vein as Girls Leadership, but with rock music here in NC.

GP: What was the reaction from the creators when you approached them about doing a comic for charity?

JW: It was overwhelmingly positive. People have been incredibly giving with their time and even the handful of creators that had to turn me down only did so for scheduling reasons. Everybody seems really excited about making this book as amazing as it can be.

GP: When can we expect this to come out?

JW: We are aiming for a release date in late 2016 (about the time of year the first Princeless volume released). We’re still not 100% on dates as we are working around and in between a lot of schedules, but we are definitely aiming for this year.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

MIRAGE-SEC_001_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.


Top Pick: Rocketeer At War #1 (IDW Publishing) – I loved the Rocketeer movie, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this comic. It ticks three of my attention grabbing boxes: pulp style heroes, a mid  20th century setting, and the Rocketeer. Will it actually be any good? I’ll find out and let you know!

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2 (DC Comics) – I still haven’t read the first issue, yet, but with all the great things I’ve heard about that, it’s easy to be excited for this issue. Just not the price tag.

Extraordinary X-Men #4 (Marvel) – One of the best X-Men comics I’ve read in years, and it’s drawn by Humberto Ramos, who I’m a huge fan of. This is a comic that can’t really go wrong for me on paper.



Top Pick: The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #1 (Valiant) – The first volume of Doctor Mirage was fantastic and to get a second just makes me happy. The character is awesome and art fantastic. Basically, what I’d expect from a Valiant book.

Darth Vader #14 (Marvel) – The latest entry to Vader Down? Yes please! The storyline reminds us how much of a badass Vader truly is.

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1 (Marvel) – It’s an intriguing character to be getting her own series, but she has a higher profile thanks to Jessica Jones. I want to see where it goes.

The Paybacks #4 (Dark Horse) – One of the funniest, most entertaining superhero comics this year. Each issue has delivered pure entertainment.

Venus #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Mankind head to the stars due to the depletion of natural resources on Earth. China has claimed Mars which forces the U.S. to head to Venus where things don’t go well. Sounds awesome.



Angela Queen of Hel #3 (Marvel) – “To the soundtrack of a totally sick Nordic death metal solo, Angela and Sera embark on the conquest to crown Angela Queen of the Dead…and encounter some who they have sent to the afterlife themselves!” – nuff said.

Island #5 (Image Comics) – Brandon Grahams ambitious anthology magazine features “Stories of space cannibalism, future tech dependency and volcano gods along with articles and illustration in the monthly oversized comics magazine.” this month!

Kaptara TP Vol. 1 (Image Comics) – The first issue’s title was “Space: Why you gotta be like that?” Everyone talks about Chip Zdarsky’s work on Sex Criminals, Howard the Duck, Jughead, but this creator-owned series is where his humor and inventiveness really shines. He’s doing a modern, adult riff on He-Man with a gay Indian-American in the lead Keith “Prince of the Dancefloor”. Kagan Mcleod’s art makes riotous cartoons out of He-Man and 70s space and sword and sorcery art. I love it.

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1 (Marvel) – Hellcat? Hell yes! Writer Kate Leth is a fan-favorite bisexual feminist comics dynamo and she’s finally getting her first Marvel monthly title.  Patsy’s friends with all our favorite heroines; She-Hulk and now Jessica Jones (according to Netflix). This comic is positioned to be a hit.

Princeless Book 5 Make Yourself #0 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The all-ages series of girl knights, and scientists and pirates and rogues goes a little introspective in this story arc. It’s going to be great.



Top Pick: Bloodshot Reborn #9 (Valiant) – The current ‘Hunt’ arc comes to an end, so this will likely be an exciting new beginning for the main character.  Plus I am looking forward to Butch Guice’s alt cover.

The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage Second Lives #1 (Valiant) – Valiant attracts talent, and they lined up Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre. A lot of hype behind this one, so I’m going to check it out; and Valiant hasn’t disappointed me yet. Also, I’ve never read Meter’s Hopeless Savages, but I plan to pick up used copies of the graphic novels to see what I missed.

Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #2 (Marvel) – This one is just simple fun. They all don’t have to be dark and violent.

Pretty Deadly #7 (Image Comics) – One of these days DeConnick and Rios will explain this one.  All I know is that I walk away feeling enlightened after reading this fantastical blend of Western and Magical art.

Wild’s End: Enemy Within #4 (BOOM! Studios) – I’ve been enjoying this one as a sci-fi fan.  It’s Animal Farm meets War of the Worlds.

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