Rising Star Writer Stephanie Phillips and Acclaimed Artist Valeria Favoccia Bring Mark Dawson’s Fan Favorite Beatrix Rose Character to Comics

Comixology Originals Presents the Popular Heroine of the Bestselling Kindle Direct Publishing Series

in an All-New Fast-Paced 5-issue Comic Book Thriller


Beatrix Rose: Vigilante


Issue #1 Debuts July 12 from Comixology Originals


July 5, 2022—New York, NY—Rising star comic book writer Stephanie Phillips (Grim, Harley Quinn, We Only Kill Each Other) and acclaimed artist Valeria Favoccia are bringing Mark Dawson’s highly popular Beatrix Rose character to the world of comics in an all-new 5-issue comic book series Beatrix Rose: Vigilante from Comixology Originals. The series will mark the first comic book appearance for the popular Beatrix Rose character who stars in a series of bestselling Kindle Direct Publishing novels by the USA Today and Audible bestselling author Mark Dawson. Beatrix Rose: Vigilante #1 by Phillips and Favoccia, with colors by Ellie Wright, letters by Saida Temofonte, and edits by Erica Schultz, debuts on July 12th from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line. Each issue will feature a stunning cover by Adriana Melo.


“I’ve been thrilled to see Beatrix brought to life in this fantastic adventure,” says author Mark Dawson. “She has gone into hiding in the Hong Kong underworld and there are a whole host of stories to be told about those missing years. This story, featuring a new character who really takes Beatrix to the limit, is one that I don’t think readers will be able to put down. I loved it.”


As the most dangerous member in the British Intelligence Group 15, Beatrix Rose isn’t the kind of person you want to upset. When she’s ambushed and betrayed by her team, she’s driven underground and plans for revenge. Years later, she emerges as an assassin for hire in the Hong Kong underworld.


When a mysterious vigilante known only as “Yaomo,” or “Demon” in English, begins terrorizing the Triad in Hong Kong, killing many high-ranking bosses, Beatrix Rose is hired to eliminate the problem. But when Beatrix discovers who the vigilante is she is forced to decide just how far is too far for revenge. 


“It’s an honor to bring Mark Dawson’s Beatrix Rose to comic book form with artist Valeria Favoccia and colorist Ellie Wright. Beatrix is a complicated character with more layers than your typical secret agent. While we explore Beatrix’s tragic past and how she plans to spend her future, I also wanted to bring my own martial arts background to the fight choreography and work with Valeria and Ellie to create unique and dramatic fight sequences in every issue of the story.”


The book series is currently in development for TV.


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About the Creators:

Stephanie Phillips is an American writer known for comics and graphic novels such as Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman: Evolution, Batman: Legends Of The Dark Knight, Sensational Wonder Woman, We Only Kill Each Other, and The Butcher Of Paris. Her stories and comics have appeared with DC Comics, AfterShock Comics, Dark Horse, Oni Press, Top Cow/Image Comics, Heavy Metal, Black Mask Studios, A Wave Blue World, and more. Stephanie is currently the writer for the ongoing Harley Quinn series at DC Comics with artist Riley Rossmo.


Stephanie also holds a PhD in rhetoric and composition and an MA in English from the University of South Florida. She has taught writing and communication courses at the University at Buffalo, the University of South Florida, and the University of Tampa. Outside of comics, Stephanie is a Muay Thai fighter and hockey player. She likes cats, old Westerns, and macaroni & cheese shaped like cartoons.


Valeria Favoccia is an Italian comic artist born in 1988, known for their work on Doctor Who, Assassins Creed, Stranger Things, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. They love unicorns, F1, and playing videogames.


Mark Dawson was born in Lowestoft, in the UK. He has worked as a DJ, a door-to-door ice cream seller, factory hand and club promoter. He eventually trained as a lawyer and worked for ten years in the City of London and Soho, firstly pursuing money launderers around the world and then acting for celebrities suing newspapers for libel.


He is best known as the author of the following series.

·             The USA Today and Audible bestselling John Milton books involve a disgruntled British assassin who is trying – without much success – to put his past behind him. In order to atone for the blood on his hands he has decided to help those in need.

·             The Beatrix Rose series follows the adventures of the most dangerous woman ever to serve at Her Majesty’s pleasure, and the vengeance she wreaks after being betrayed by her former employers. The series is currently in development for TV.

·             Isabella Rose continues her mother’s adventures in a quest to uncover a global conspiracy that threatens to pitch the world into war.

·             The Soho Noir books, beginning with The Black Mile and continuing with The Imposter, follow the glitz and glamour of criminal life in London’s West End from the 1940s to the present day.


Mark lives in Wiltshire with his wife and two young children.