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Princeless Book 1: Save Yourself Paperback – May 2, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Princeless (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment, Inc. (May 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450798942
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450798945
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,415,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jeremy Whitley is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a BA in English and creative writing, and lives with his wife and daughter in Raleigh, North Carolina. He's a big fan of movies, video games, comics, and literature. M. Goodwin is the artist for the charming all-ages series, Princeless, from Action Lab Entertainment.

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It's both a clever and smart story, with great artwork to boot!
jen kling
Princeless breaks from traditional gender norms in a positive (and practical) way!
Fiore Bianca
I would recommend this to all ages - especially woman and younger children.
Kami Etincelle

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kami Etincelle on November 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
Fabulous story! Excellently written, and has quite the lovely art with the most beautiful of colour palettes(Seriously, I am in love with the colourist).

I would recommend this to all ages - especially woman and younger children. If you have a son or daughter, you need to let them read this story asap! And read it yourself too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JoulesIsIronic on March 27, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Disclaimer: this review contains spoilers. You have been warned.

Flipping through the pages of Princeless, the reasons for its multiple Eisner nominations become apparent. Written by Jeremy Whitley, with art by Mia Goodwin, Princeless tells the story of Princess Adrienne, who, after being locked in a tower by her parents, saves herself and sets off on a quest to rescue her other sisters. Right off the bat, Adrienne's characterization is solidified. The story opens with her mother, the Queen, reading her daughter a tale of a distressed princess and her ensuing rescue; but Adrienne doesn't take from the story what her mother intends. Even as a small child, Adrienne points out the various plot-holes in the book. She questions how the prince managed to get the princess down from the tower; and when her mother tells her they must have climbed, she notes the "pipe cleaner" arms of the damsel would have prevented her from being able to scale the structure; she wonders how the girl ended up in the tower in the first place; and she asks, how does one even buy a dragon to guard a tower? Within the first three pages, Adrienne is established as a competent, critically-thinking character, strong-willed and autonomous in design. What's not to love?

If I listed every aspect I admire about this title, most of the pages would be recounted and this review would be the length of a novel. Instead, I will mention two more positive plot-points that make Princeless worth reading. The first is directly after Adrienne wakes up in the tower (after being drugged on her sixteenth birthday by her parents, noting that she was "elbows deep in steak" at her birthday dinner before she realized something was wrong). When a prince comes to rescue her, she isn't impressed; instead, she finds herself annoyed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lelaro on November 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
I've been following the tumblr (....) for a while know, so I was ecstatic to find out that this comic will be available on Amazon soon.

This comic is appropriate for all ages and genders, I love it and it will be the first comic I'll read to my children whenever I have them. In the meantime, I will continue to read and love them for myself.

It is seriously awesome to have a comic featuring a positive image of girls, specifically with a woman of color, and with such an engaging plot as well. Perfect comic!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Linton on November 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
A refreshing take on princess-in-the-tower fairy tales, Princeless chronicles the adventures of Princess Adrienne, after she gets bored of waiting for a prince to rescue her, and decides to head out and rescue herself, and then her sisters.

The writing is dynamic and funny, and pokes fun at some fairy tale tropes without breaking the spirit of the knight-and-dragon romp. The art is bold and expressive, and brings all of the characters to life. Adrienne herself is smart, witty and head strong, flawed and completely relatable.

If you're sick of blonde princesses sitting prettily around waiting for character-deficient princes, or if you're just looking for a comic that's actually suitable for girls, look no further.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GarzaBird on June 7, 2013
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Princeless has become one of my favorite comic books. It has a great story, surprisingly well-written characters, snarky lines, beautiful art, while at the same time taking on the issues in typical princess stories in a fun and thoughtful way. Great for all ages (and I DO mean all ages, it's written to be easily understandable for young readers, but I'm 20 and I love this book, and after letting my mom look at it while home for college break, she wanted to steal it from me!) I first read this from my University library, but loved it so much I bought my own copy.
Dragons, princesses, knights, high-flying adventure and an adorable fearless heroine, definitely go check it out!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jen kling on June 3, 2013
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This comic is awesome for all ages, especially kids who like adventures and adults who like strong female characters! It's both a clever and smart story, with great artwork to boot! I highly recommend it for everyone.
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Format: Paperback
I'll keep it very simple. Having enjoyed the amazing art and story in this book I believe it should be handed out to every kid right after they watch the Disney films as they are growing up. The ideas brought forth in Princeless should be taught to everyone, especially all those little girls out there.
Why wish for a world where you sit on your backside and wait to be rescued, get off your duff and rescue yourself!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Smith on January 8, 2013
Format: Paperback
This comic is great. A funny and memorable deviance from your average princess story OR comic, with a main character who is a girl of color and as tough as she is whip smart. I love it, so much.

The overt political satire in many of the funnier parts is also done just perfectly.

Everyone should read this comic!
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