“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″.
KILLER PRINCESSES ? & © 2003 Gail Simone & Lea Hernandez. Oni Press logo and icon are ? & © 2003 Oni Press. Logo design and icon artwork created by Dave Gibbons. All rights reserved.