FIRST LOOK: Legendary Comics’ CHAMPIONESS Cover & Sneak Preview

Legendary Comics Reveals Cover and Sneak Preview of CHAMPIONESS

The original graphic novel by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas will be available in bookstores and online retailers on April 13, 2021


Championess is based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson, a female bare-knuckle boxer in 18th century London. Elizabeth, reimagined as half-Indian, and her sister Tess struggle to make ends meet and cover Tess’s debts. While Elizabeth works odd jobs at the local newspaper, the only way she knows how to make enough money to help them survive is her true passion, bareknuckle boxing.

With Tess’s support, Elizabeth trains at the boxing facility of one of the most famous retired boxers and the only real fight promoter of any notoriety, James Figg. As Elizabeth trains with Figg and James Stokes, she confronts her personal demons of what destroyed her family and comes to terms with being the first half-Indian female boxer in a white male world.

Writers: Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas

Artist: Amanda Perez Puentes

Editor: Legendary Comics’ Nikita Kannekanti

In November, it was announced that Legendary Comics’ forthcoming graphic novel, Championess, is to be adapted into a television series by new UK-based production company Watford & Essex, a joint venture between Legendary Entertainment and acclaimed showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew Graham  (“Life On Mars,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “The White Queen,” “The Spanish Princess,” “Doctor Who” and “The Man In The High Castle”). 

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