Ladycastle, upcoming from Boom Studios, unites novelist Delilah S. Dawson with artist Ashley A. Woods for a high fantasy tale about a castle where most of the men have been wiped out, and the women are doing it for themselves.

It's not just that the King and his men have been eaten by a dragon, it's that more monsters are now on their way, and it's up to the women of the castle to save the day. That's about all we know about the series so far, but the art sure is appealing. The woman in red has some of the coolest armor and hair I've ever seen, and the woman in pink and green totally looks like artist Molly Crabapple, but I'm not sure if that's on purpose.

In any case, I'm always up for some feminist fantasy, so this definitely looks like a book worth checking out when it hit stores early next year.


Variant Cover by Elsa Chatterier


Here's the official word from Boom Studios:

  • When King Mancastle and his mighty vassals ride off on crusade, the women left behind are not at all put out—that's a lot less armor polishing for them to do. Of course, when the men get themselves eaten by a dragon and leave a curse that attracts monsters to the castle...well, the women take umbrage with that.

  • Now the blacksmith’s wife Merinor is King, Princess Aeve is the Captain, and the only remaining (and least capable) knight Sir Riddick is tasked with teaching the ladies of the castle how to fight, defend, build, and do all manner of noisy things the men had been doing while the women assumed they were just drunk.

  • Novelist Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, As Wicked as She Wants, Wake of Vultures) brings her first original series to comics, and is joined by breakthrough illustrator Ashley A. Woods (Niobe: She Is Life) for a rollicking fantasy adventure featuring women reclaiming their lives on their terms.