A Novel Way To Stave Off Student Debt: Assassinistas #1 From Tini Howard, Gilbert Hernandez & Black Crown

by Oliver MacNamee

Previewed in Black Crown Quarterly #1 back in October, Tini Howard and Gilbert Hernandez’s Assassinistas #1 finally sees the light of day this Wednesday, the 20th of December. Reading the plot overview, it is certainly one way to stay out of student debt; taking up with your mom who’s a bad-ass assassin, rather than being a bad-ass barista serving coffee to schmucks.

Dominic Prince and the Semester Abroad, Part 1 of 6. Dominic Price is a college-age kid who just wants to spend the semester making out with his boyfriend, Taylor, in between rounds of TurboLight Fighter and maintaining a solidly passable 3.2 GPA. His mom, Octavia, formerly a badass action-movie-quality bounty hunter, didn’t pay his tuition, because she had to get back in the business and spend 40K on black market weapons and body armor. And she’s bringing Dominic with her, because the alternative is making lattes for a semester, and he’d rather die. Good thing in mom’s line of work, dying is an option.

Here’s a preview of the debut issue and the variant cover by Sanford Greene: