Spinning right out of the pages of Princeless, it’s the ongoing adventures of Raven Xingtao, The Pirate Princess. Raven is ready to set off on a quest for revenge against her brothers who have stolen her inheritance. This monthly ongoing series picks up right where Princeless Volume 3 left off and has the same creative team with Variant covers by Katie Cook, Mike Hawthorne, and Richard Case, limited to 2,000 copies each!
Right after I finished the mini series where she was introduced, there was already a longing for more Adrienne x Raven time. While it may not be more of the two of them, Action Lab still came through as they always do. I’m so glad we get to follow along with Raven in her own series Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess.
Following Raven’s departure from her friends, she finds herself captain of a ship with no crew. Now trying to make up for that in both headcount and money, she runs into a girl also seemingly struggling. After Raven’s generosity is repaid by thievery, a chase ensues, full of action and even fighting. Once the dust finally settles, the final pages show an unexpected reunion between Raven and an old friend.
As I’ve come to expect from Princeless series, I got to enjoy more new artwork. Every artist that gets to add their flair to this title has done a great job. This newest spinoff is no exception, with strong lineart and colors across every page. I was especially a fan of all the cool action sequences and hope to see more.
While having read previous books from Princeless would help, and certainly should be done anyways, it’s not necessary. The timing for coming into Raven’s new story is at a good point that you could get away with starting here. I would more than recommend getting into this new series and of course, say you should read them all.
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