Posts Tagged ‘self-rescuing princesses’

Today I had a half day to stay home and relax. I used it to bake cinnamon rolls, cuddle with the dogs, and read comic books.

For those of you who like retold fairy tales, status quo subversions, epic fantasy with a feminist bent, and princesses of color, I highly recommend “Princeless.”

I love that what a comic book is, what comics can be about, and who their main characters can be, is evolving with our culture. It’s nice to read a fun adventure story that stars a spunky young princess who cares about her damseled sisters and marginalized twin brother, who rescues herself from a dragon-guarded tower, who questions authority and the fairy tale status quo, and who does all these supremely awesome things and more—while looking like me.



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