She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is expanding its universe to comics. On Wednesday, series creator Noelle Stevenson announced Legend of the Fire Princess, a brand-new She-Ra graphic novel from Scholastic Inc. Based on stories by Stevenson, the graphic novel features writing by Gigi D.G. (Cucumber Quest) and art by Paulina Ganucheau.
According to Stevenson’s Twitter announcement, Legend of the Fire Princess will feature “NEW content including a BIG REVEAL!” The book comes out in 2020, which means it could follow up on current continuity from season two of the Netflix animated series. Alternately, if season three drops between now and then, it could be something totally unexpected.
Thrilled to announce LEGEND OF THE FIRE PRINCESS, an original graphic novel with NEW content including a BIG REVEAL! Written by @gigideegee & art by @PlinaGanucheau (including this beautiful cover!). You can preorder here: https://t.co/4OGqPuOVf1 pic.twitter.com/VQxZDQhEaO
— Noelle Stevenson (@Gingerhazing) May 1, 2019
The official plot synopsis reads, “Even after everything that’s happened, the world outside the Horde’s walls is still a strange one to Adora. Each day she’s learning more about her growing powers as She-Ra, including something new: the ability to heal corrupted runestones. Runestones are the magical source from which princesses like Frosta, Mermista, and Perfuma draw their power, but Glimmer knows of another runestone — one with a dark past. Long ago a fire princess ruled the lands to the west, until her thirst for power corrupted her, and led to the ruin of her kingdom. Glimmer thinks the lost fire runestone could give the Rebellion an edge in the fight against the Horde, but claiming this ancient power won’t be easy… especially not when the Horde has their eyes set on the same prize.”
Legend of the Fire Princess is slated to hit shelves Feb. 4, 2020. You can pre-order a copy today.
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