My new book, Huntress: Year One, the origin story of a powerful, brooding, misunderstood, Gotham-based DC Comics hero, has officially been released. I've written books before, but it's different when it gets published. This book, originally a six-issue comic book miniseries, is now a real book, a graphic novel. It's a mafia noir feminist action series. There's a huge market for that, right?
For those of you who aren't comic book fans, Huntress was created in 1977 , by Paul Levitz, as the daughter of Batman and Catwoman. The modern-day Huntress is a mafia princess turned against the mafia. In real life, I also was originally the daughter of Batman and Catwoman, but the modern-day me is the daughter of two very nice Red Room members. Friends of mine have said they can see me in the character all over the book. I'm always vowing to take down the mafia, for example.
You can even buy one if you want to. I was honored that Paul Levitz wrote a new intro for the trade paperback version, an intro that I argued should be more glowing, but he's the boss of bosses and writes what he wants. As Red Room author Chip Kidd put it, Paul is the "Lord God of the DC Universe." And in that universe, my story is now part of Gotham's story.
As always, it is an honor to be helping shape pretend history.
Founder & CEO, redroom.com