PREZ: SETTING A DANGEROUS PRESIDENT – DC to Re-release Acclaimed Political Satire as a Young Adult Graphic Novel, Adding a Brand-New Short Story and Bonus Material

Cover. Prez Setting A Dangerous President

Available at Participating Comic Book Shops, Booksellers, and Mass-Market Retailers Tuesday, June 4

For award-winning writer Mark Russell, biting satire and topical commentary has been a trademark of his signature style. Russell has parlayed that style into critical and fan acclaim across multiple DC series, from the Eisner-nominated The Flintstones to Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles (winner of the 2019 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic), Wonder Twins, One-Star Squadron, Superman: Space Age (2022 Eisner nominee, Best Limited Series), and the upcoming Batman: Dark Age.

At a time more relevant than ever, DC is re-releasing Russell’s first work for the publisher as a graphic novel for young adults, with additional bonus content. Prez: Setting a Dangerous President arrives in all participating comic book shops, bookstores, and mass-market retailers and e-tailers Tuesday, June 4.

Prez: Setting a Dangerous President introduces readers to fast-food worker Beth Ross, against the backdrop of a national meltdown and the 2046 presidential elections. Due to a hilarious combination of events and a video of Beth getting her hair caught in a deep fryer, the 19-year-old viral sensation known as “Corndog Girl” becomes the youngest commander-in-chief in United States history. In a nation where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, is the social-media sensation ready for politics, and is politics ready for her?

Previously selected as one of YALSA’s (Young Adult Library Services Association) Top Ten Graphic Novels for Teens, Prez: Setting a Dangerous President is a 184-page softcover collecting the original six-issue Prez series from 2016 by Russell and artist Ben Caldwell (Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, Justice League Unlimited, Wednesday Comics: Wonder Woman) and Dominike “Domo” Stanton (REPRESENT, "The Lesson," The Sandman Universe: House of Whispers), along with a new original story from Russell and Caldwell. The collection also includes a short story from the 2016 Catwoman: Election Night one-shot, plus the original Prez Sneak Peek from 2015’s DC You publishing initiative.

Prez and other series by Mark Russell, Ben Caldwell, and Dominike “Domo” Stanton can be found on the DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription platform (DCUI). For more information and a free trial, visit the DCUI website at DCUI is not available in all countries and is not intended for children. For the latest news on all things DC, visit the official DC website at, and follow @DCOfficial and @thedcnation on social media.