Oni Press has announced that the sequel Hopeless Savages Break will be delayed from a planned August release until November.  Delays were necessary in order to publish “the best book possible.”

The series’ creative team includes creator Jen Van Meter and artists Meredith McClaren (Hinges) and Christine Norrie.

Official press release:



PORTLAND, Oregon Aug. 4, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today a new release date for the next chapter in the Hopeless Savages series. Hopeless Savages Break will now release in November 2015. Originally slated for August, the title’s release date has shifted due to a production delay.


“Nobody is more eager to have the Hopeless Savages back on bookshelves than me,” commented Oni Press editor in chief James Lucas Jones. “While this delay is unfortunate, it’s allowed us to bring fans the best book possible, and in the end that’s the most important thing.”


Anticipation for this title has been high, with a string of luminary creators coming out to praise it as an influence. Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine) named Hopeless Savages “One of those big early-00s influences on team Phonogram.” Rachel Edidin of Wired implores comic fans, “You should read everything Jen Van Meter writes always… but you should especially read Hopeless Savages.” Oni Press is committed to delivering a worthwhile successor to this renowned series and excited to share this next chapter from the talented team of original series creator Jen Van Meter, artist Meredith McClaren (Hinges), and featuring art by original series artist Christine Norrie.


“I’m so excited to get Break out there and into the hands of everyone who’s been looking forward to it,” adds creator Jen Van Meter. “I’m also thrilled to be working with a team that is deeply committed to it getting out there with everything about the book just right. I’m so pleased with this book, and I know we’ll all be happily rewarded for a little more patience.”


Hopeless Savages Break continues the story of fan-favorite protagonist Zero and her punk rock family. Zero finds herself in college and thoroughly hating it, though an upcoming tour with her band The Dusted Bunnies promises to rejuvenate her spirits. But when a rival band threatens to end the tour early, and without her family, Zero is in no position to fight back.

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