Damsels interview on CBR

At this point, the bodice-ripping fairy tale princess is a trope as well established in pop culture as the harmless Disney princess — especially in comics. But with their latest series from Dynamite Entertainment, the writing team of Leah Moore and John Reppion are looking to imbue a gorgeous set of lady legends with the danger and blood of their original stories.

This September, “Damsels” — a new monthly series with art by Aneke and covers by J. Scott Campbell and Sean Chen — ships to comic shops, teaming fairy tale characters Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and the Little Mermaid (with more on the way) in a fight against a mysterious evil.

CBR News spoke with the husband/wife writing team for their take on the legendary roots of these damsels, the European-esque world they inhabit, what lies behind it and the ways in which their series will and won’t conform to expectations for vamped up princesses and “happily ever after” endings.

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