Princess Ugg Launches from Oni Press
Princesses and axes, two great things that go great together!
Ted Naifeh, the creator of the Eisner-Award nominated series Courtney Crumrin, returns to Oni Press with a new ongoing series. Princess Ugg was announced at New York Comic Con last October at the Oni Press Panel. This new floppy comic series follows Princess Ülga, a barbarian princess from the Northern land of Grimmeria. While she is a great warrior, her parents want her to have a more refined education. She is sent to the fairy-tale kingdom of Atraesca, to the prestigious Princess Academy, where young royals from all five kingdoms go to get their education.
While the story sounds like standard “fish-out-of-water” fare, knowing it’s from the mind of Ted Naifeh, whose wonderful worlds of Courtney Crumrin and Polly and the Pirates feature female leads that are anything but stereotypical, this is a story I’m really looking forward to reading. I mean, she carries a sword and an axe, and rides a war mammoth. How can this story not be awesome?
Princess Ugg #1 came out on June 4 and is rated for Teens, but could probably be easily put into the hands of a middle-schooler with no problems. You can read a 10-page preview at Comics Alliance, which includes a variant cover by Battle Pug creator Mike Norton.
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Lori Henderson is a mother of two teenage daughters and an avid reader. She blogs about manga at her personal blog Manga Xanadu as well as contributing and editing for Manga Village. She blogs about all things fandom (mainly Doctor Who) at her other personal blog Fangirl Xanadu. She's been at it so for over 5 years now and counting!
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