Preview: Breaking The Helpless Princess Trope With ‘The Princess Who Saved Herself’

by Brendan M. Allen

Aimed at fans of Tea Dragon Society and Zita the Spacegirl comes a new graphic novel that reinvents the princess myth for a new generation.

Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa tell the story, based on a beloved song by internet musician Jonathan Coulton, breaking the helpless princess trope.

‘Meet an awesome, independent, young kid who lives with her pet snake and plays rock ‘n’ roll all day to the huge annoyance of the classical guitarist witch who lives down the road. Hijinks, conflicts, and a fun reconciliation ensues in this young readers graphic novel showcasing determination, bravery, and understanding.’

The Princess Who Saved Herself hits comic book store shelves this Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

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