BOOM! Studios has just unveiled a brand new comic book, Clueless, based on the hit film inspired by Jane Austen’s novel Emma. The 1995 Paramount Pictures’ film, which defined a generation, starred Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. Leading the new series is actress, filmmaker, and author Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and author Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), along with artist Siobhan Keenan (Adventure Time).
This August, reunite with your favorite girls from Beverly Hills for ongoing adventures. It’s senior year at Bronson Alcott High School, but Cher, Dionne, and Tai are facing a bit of an existential crisis. Following graduation, where are they meant to go, and what are they meant to do? Luckily they have all year, and each other’s help, to figure it all out!
“I was 17 when I auditioned for Clueless and, sadly, didn't get a part. But I remember reading the script—tentatively titled As If—and thinking, ‘If they do this right, they are going to kick some serious butt.’ So, I wasn't shocked when Clueless turned out to be a pop culture phenomenon. All these years later, I am tickled that I finally get to be a part of its continuing legacy, and that I get to collaborate with two people I respect greatly: my co-writer Sarah Kuhn and our editor Shannon Watters,” Benson said.
“Clueless is one of my favorite movies of all time—I love [director] Amy Heckerling's whip-smart use of language, her clever take on Austen, and the strong bonds she created between vibrant, awesome female characters. And I love that Cher Horowitz is a heroine who takes on every obstacle she faces with a unique combination of ingenuity, positivity, and the ability to pull off yellow tartan like nobody else. Getting to write these characters is both a total dream come true and an incredible challenge and I hope we’re doing Cher, Dionne, and Tai justice—we’re certainly having a ton of fun,” added Kuhn.
“Clueless is one of the sunniest, kindest, and smartest films out there, and one of my favorites. I’m so excited that we’ll be telling new stories within this world at BOOM! Box,” expressed Shannon Watters, Editor, BOOM! Studios.
Clueless is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ BOOM! Box imprint, joining Lumberjanes, Giant Days, The Backstagers, SLAM!, and Goldie Vance. The debut issue also features a cover by Natacha Bustos (Lumberjanes, Gotham Academy).