Street Angel: Princess of Poverty
the Princess of Poverty
"In this irreverent graphic novel full of snarky humor, homeless, street-smart teenager Jesse "Street Angel" Sanchez uses her skill with a skateboard and her martial arts prowess to fight ninja gangs, evil geologists, nepotism, homework, and hunger, with her sidekick, Bald Eagle. The stories aren't for the fainthearted, but the book delivers a hilarious send-up of everything from religion to superheroes. The writing is sharp, witty, and riddled with teenage angst--even as it lampoons the idea. The art is deceptively simple: the high-contrast, black-and-white work appears stark at first glance, but upon closer examination reveals a depth that is startlingly poignant in some stories and fabulously over-the-top in others."
Harry Potter, Bruce Wayne, Annie, and Oliver Twist can go #&©% themselves! There's a new orphan badass in town. Homeless teenager, Jesse "Street Angel" Sanchez cuts school and uses her skateboard and kung-fu action to fight ninja gangbangers, mad scientists, cops, time-traveling pirates, J-horror cliches, an evil version of her future self, ancient gods, rednecks, hunger...In America's urban wasteland, the Princess of Poverty defends the destitute downtrodden, and defenseless with a skateboard and kung fu skillz.
Funny, violent, irreverent — everything you love in comic books.
Story/Art/Cover: Jim Rugg
Story: Brian Maruca
Hardcover: 196 pages
Publisher: AdHouse Books (2015)
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9 inches
Street Angel began as an underground,
indie comic series. Street Angel: Princess of Poverty collects ALL of the Street Angel stories published before 2015.