In the newest issue of Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess, Raven and her crew of female pirates are back in another high seas adventure as they search for Raven’s brother who imprisoned her and took her inheritance. The crew must fight their way off of an island trading post that has been invaded by a group of marauding male pirates who have taken hostages. The girls have been split up but manage to come up with clever and inventive ways of defending themselves and making a run for it.
From the time I read the first trade paperback, I knew Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess was going to be a hit. The concept of female pirates is great because it’s something new and refreshing. It branches out to a whole new audience of comic book readers and potential comic book readers. There’s plenty of sword fights and one-liners to keep the reader coming back for more. Jeremy Whitley’s writing and storytelling is a huge reason the series is so good. He makes it so much fun and writes so well you feel like you’re on the ship with the characters. You can hear shots firing and swords clanging in your head as you read along. The artwork is just as impressive. Ted Brandt shows his talent on every page and brings the girls to life along with the story. William Blankenship’s colors are bright, vivid and eye-catching.
This is a fantastic read. Everything about the series is great, especially that it is good for children ten years and older. There’s no language or blood or suggestive images. It’s your basic action-adventure comic book with fighting and dialogue. I would highly recommend Princeless especially to those with girls who like comic books. While castles and princess are great, this teaches them to stand up for themselves at an early age and that they can do anything the boys can.
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess
Story by Jeremy Whitley
Layouts/Inks by Ted Brandt
Colors by William Blankenship