Get A Ringside Seat For Legendary’s ‘Championess’ In New Trailer
by James Ferguson
Legendary Comics has released a trailer for Championess, the upcoming original graphic novel telling the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson, a female bare-knuckle boxer in 18th century London. Written by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas and illustrated by Amanda Perez Puentes, the comic is being adapted to a TV series by Watford & Essex, a joint venture between Legendary Entertainment and showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew Graham.
Elizabeth, reimagined as half-Indian, and her sister Tess struggle to make ends meet and cover Tess’s debts. While Elizabeth works odd jobs at the local newspaper, the only way she knows how to make enough money to help them survive is her true passion, bareknuckle boxing. With Tess’s support, Elizabeth trains at the boxing facility of one of the most famous retired boxers and the only real fight promoter of any notoriety, James Figg. As Elizabeth trains with Figg and James Stokes, she confronts her personal demons of what destroyed her family and comes to terms with being the first half-Indian female boxer in a white male world.
Championess is set for release at your local comic shop, bookstore, and Amazon on April 13th, 2021.