Killer Queens, the acclaimed sci-fi series about a pair of gay reformed assassins, is returning to our galaxy later this year. New interior artist Bradley Clayton joins writer David M. Booher, colorist Harry Saxon, and letterer Lucas Gattoni for Killer Queens 2: Kings, Not Wings, the four-issue miniseries sequel to last year’s award-nominated debut. The series will sport covers by Chris Ables.

Here’s how Dark Horse describes Killer Queens 2: Kings, Not Wings:

During a day of questionable choices at Space Pride, Max and Alex bump into their old boss. The grumpy little simian tries to dragoon them into chasing down a runaway heir to the throne of Sarelia, an alien planet ruled by a brutal patriarchy. Little does he know that Alex and this heir have some, ahem, history. As Alex and Max race to save the runaway heir from a galaxy-wide bounty hunt, they’ll dredge up Alex’s past and confront her planet’s misogynist present. If that means burning the patriarchy to the ground, well, get out the torches.

The announcement for Killer Queens 2: Kings, Not Wings couldn’t be better timed. It comes just one day after the collected edition of the first Killer Queens series was nominated for a 2023 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication. The series was also a nominee for Outstanding Comic Book at the 2022 GLAAD Awards.

Look for Killer Queens 2: Kings, Not Wings #1 (of 4) to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, August 9th, 2023.