IDW Publishing to adapt novel ‘Sleeping Beauties’ by Stephen King and Owen King as a 10-part comic book series.
Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl) and Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard) are spearheading the project. The comic is set to release in early 2020.
Sleeping Beauties is a dark fantasy tale that some critics have framed as an gripping allegory for toxic masculinity and contemporary gender politics in the wake of the #metoo movement. In the story a plague called Aurora (named after Disney’s knackered princess) has left the world’s women in a deep, cocooned slumber that exiles them to their dreams. Society, meanwhile, is left entirely in the hands of men and quickly plunges into savagery.
Sleeping Beauties was published by Simon & Schuster.