Image Comics Announces ‘Golden Rage’: ‘Battle Royale’ Meets ‘The Golden Girls’

by Olly MacNamee

Chrissy Williams (the editor behind bestselling series Die by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans and The Wicked + The Divine by Gillen and Jamie McKelvie) makes her writing debut alongside Buffy artist Lauren KnightBitter Root colourist Sofie Dodgson, Vampirella/Red Sonja letterer Becca Carey, and Power & Magic and editor Joamette Gil for the forthcoming Golden Rage. A five-issue miniseries that’s best summed up as Battle Royale meets The Golden Girls, coming this August from Image Comics.

“In a world where older women who’ve been deemed useless to society are abandoned on an island, Golden Rage documents their golden years of making friends, baking dessert, and fighting to the death for survival.”

Williams said of this quirky new series:

“Old women are formidable—I wrote Golden Rage to reflect that. These characters are tough, capable, kind, and funny. I’ve fallen in love with the combination of cake and stabbing weapons, and hope you will too.”

Knight added:

“My brand is Angry Women and Golden Rage let me play around with characters we don’t get to see enough of in media. Read this if you’re looking for great examples on how to age disgracefully and for granny-on-granny violence with a gratuitous side helping of heart.”

Golden Rage #1 will be available out on Wednesday, August 3rd from Image Comics.

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