TITLE: House of Slay
COVER ART: Kevin Wada
WRITER: Jeremy Holt
ART: Soo Lee
FORMAT: Digital Comic
AGE RANGE: General Adult
SRP: Free Online
LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 11, 2021
Injustice, greed, and prejudice are running rampant, the vulnerable are in danger, and we need help from someone with the power to make an impact; a hero, or even better, a whole team of heroes. This is the foundation of the entire superhero genre, so it’s great to see a new take that goes all the way back to those roots in social justice. And that’s what you’re about to read in HOUSE OF SLAY, the brand new superhero comicfrom Einhorn’s Epic Productions (EEP), launching on Tapas!
The origins of House of Slay date back to the tumultuous events of last year, with the ongoing struggle for racial justice gaining momentum and anti-Asian hate crimes on the rise. Fashion designers Prabal Gurung and Phillip Lim,Laura Kimof Oscar De La Renta, and their friends Tina Leungand Ezra J Williamhad banded together for support and solidarity as members of the AAPI community in fashion, making their voices heard on social media and at Black Lives Matter demonstrations. But with AAPI voices so often sidelined in the Eurocentric fashion world, they wanted a stronger, more visible presence.
Turned into superheroes by the EEP creative team of writer Jeremy Holt, cover artist Kevin Wada, artist Soo Lee, colorist Kimi Lee, letterer AndWorld Design, and editor Alex Lu, HOUSE OF SLAY follows these real life friends on a fantastic adventure as they use their newfound abilities to face off against a villain powered by the hatred of everyday people. It’s a story told with real heart, steeped in comics history with an “othered” group of people protecting the innocent and trying to make the world a better place. And of course, our heroes are dressed to slay!
HOUSE OF SLAY debuted for free on Tapas on November 11, 2021, with new chapters of the premiere adventure following every week.