I really don’t know why it took so long for a Clueless comic book to come about, but it is finally happening at BOOM! Studios this summer.
The series will be written by Amber Benson (Yes, THAT Amber Benson) and Sarah Kuhn, with artist Siobhan Keenan.
It’s senior year at Bronson Alcott High School, and Cher, Dionne, and Tai find themselves in a bit of an existential crisis: Where are they meant to go, and what are they meant to DO after high school? Luckily they have all year—and each other’s help—to figure it out!
“I was 17 when I auditioned for Clueless and, sadly, didn’t get a part,” recalls Benson. “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.”
“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,” added Kuhn. “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.”
I suppose ten years ago the idea that older movies and television shows couldn’t handle their own comic book series was the safe business move. Today, however, it feels like comic book publishers are scrambling to secure the rights to a cult classic to make some fat stacks for their investors.
Clueless is scheduled to arrive this summer!