You guys, this comic is the best thing ever!
Alright, first I have to admit to some personal biases here. I love fairy tales/legends, I love comics, I love lesbians, and I love reading about and seeing non-western settings. The Legend of Bold Riley has it all, so there was a pretty low chance that I wasn’t going to like it. (Unless it was stupid objectifying cheesecake like the Grimm Fairy Tales comic.)
But The Legend of Bold Riley is in a completely different league than that junk. It tells the story of a wandering princess in search of adventure, and boy does she find it!
Riley fights against demon women, monstrous goat eaters, and giant snakes in the form of men. She deals with gods and mischievous ghosts, and a series of lovers all in a setting strongly reminiscent of India.
Look, Riley isn’t just cool; she’s amazing. She can fight, she’s very clever, she can be sassy but also knows when to be respectful, and you can’t help but root for her and turn the page to see what she’ll do next.
This book goes through a few art styles, but Bold Riley looks great in every one. She looks heroic and she looks human. It so refreshing to have a female main character that isn’t at all hyper-sexualized. There’s even a scene where Riley is completely, visibly naked and it’s still no big deal. You’re still more interested in what’s happening in the story than any potential T+A.
This comic seems to be somewhat limited in its availability, but you can order it here: http://northwestpress.com/shop/the-legend-of-bold-riley/
Trust me, it’s worth every cent. Plus, maybe if it sells enough, we can hope for a second volume! Get on this, folks!