Vol 1: Save Yourself (2012) Jeremy Whitley and Mia Goodwin
This. Is. Awesome.
I’ve had it for awhile, but hadn’t gotten around to reading it, because reading comics now requires me to find a pair of reading glasses. O.o
I should not have waited. Princeless is a delight and a marvel and I LOVE IT.
Adrienne Ashe is the next to youngest princess in her family, and when she comes of age, like her older sisters she is locked in a tower guarded by a dragon, waiting for a prince to come and rescue her.
She is not impressed by this, and decides things would be MUCH better if she rescued herself.
Since she’s made friends with the dragon guarding her tower, she collects some of the spare armor lying around and heads off to rescue her sisters.
This is simply wonderful.
Adrienne rescues herself (with, she later discovers, the secret help of her twin brother) and manages to make friends with the daughter of a blacksmith in a marvelous scene that completely mocks all the typical woman warrior stereotypes and tropes.
Plus, there was a marvelous bit about her getting her hair brushed that I adored, but couldn’t find a cap of online.
I am definitely getting this for all the small people in my life once they reach 9 or so.
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Vol 2: Get Over Yourself (2014) Jeremy Whitley and Emily Martin
Adrienne has rescued herself and has now decided to rescue the rest of her sisters–even if said sisters are not quite sure they need rescued.
Boy is Adrienne’s older sister Angelica irritating. Part of me was irritated that she remained irritating at the end, but the more reasonable part of me realized that was probably more realistic.
And I LOVE the bits about Adrienne’s hair.
Another thing I liked is that we’re starting to get a more multi-dimensional picture of her family.
Yes, it’s ridiculous that her dad locked her (and her sisters) away in towers, but we are learning more about her father, which I like. (Though of all her siblings we’ve met, I like her twin the best so far).
Definitely something for the bigger small people.
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Raven is a bit of a trickster figure, with her own agenda. But she isn’t a bad character–just one who knows what she wants and is willing to use underhanded measures if need be.
A rather nice and complicated addition to the crew.
I’m very much enjoying this series, and highly recommend it to anyone with small people in their lives.
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