Action Lab Entertainment is proud of it's record of diversity in comic book storytelling, with the title PRINCELESS being one of the keystones in the line. This month, fans of PRINCELESS may have noticed a new monthly series spinning out from it's pages: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS! “Raven was a character that I originally created for the Princeless Free Comic Book Day story,” said series creator, Jeremy Whitley. “I needed a story that new readers could enjoy, that would give existing readers something new to enjoy, and would really exemplify what Princeless is all about. So I came up with this story about a girl who just appeared to be an average Princess at first sight but was actually a dangerous swashbuckling pirate.” Whitley says it, “only took seven pages for me to fall head over heels in love with her.”
Debuting in July, PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS follows Raven Xingtao, who is ready to set off on a quest for revenge against her brothers, who have stolen her inheritance. The comic has four covers: A standard cover by series artists, Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt, and three variants by Katie Cook (GRONK), Richard Case (Books of Magic) and Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool).
Whitley's excitement for the new series is palpable. “Readers of Princeless can look forward to more of the same blend of humor and action that makes Princeless so much fun to read. They can also look forward to more of the same representation that won Princeless the accolades it has garnered over the last few years.As the first issue will demonstrate, the fights and chases are a bit more intense and so are the emotions.” He concluded with, “There will be more punching but eventually also more kissing.”