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The Villainess Turns the Hourglass Coming to Print with Ize Press

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Press Release:

NEW YORK, NY (5/30/23) – At MCM London Comic Con, Ize Press announced the acquisition of the popular Korean webcomic, The Villainess Turns the Hourglass.

The Villainess Turns the Hourglass

Art by Antstudio

Original Story by SANSOBEE

Aria Roscent mercilessly bullied her stepsister, Mielle, and paid the ultimate price for her misdeeds—but not before Mielle revealed that she’d manipulated Aria into harassing her in the first place! Instead of dying, Aria is sent back in time and gifted a strange hourglass with mysterious powers. Now Aria’s just got  has just one goal: to embrace her role of villainess and utterly destroy Mielle’s life!

Adapted from the webnovel of the same name, The Villainess Turns the Hourglass is a popular fantasy manhwa full of drama, romance, and a bit of magic. With a female protagonist as cunning as she is beautiful, readers will enjoy the compelling politics, ruthless manipulation, and delicious revenge that this comic brings. Complete in 125 chapters, this historical fantasy series has received 1 million views and over 120,000 likes on Tapas, and over 3.4 million views on Tappytoon.

The English print edition will be released November 2023.

About Ize Press

Founded in 2022, Ize Press is the Korean-content imprint from Yen Press. A collaboration between Yen Press, REDICE STUDIO, and RIVERSE, Ize Press will establish itself as a market leader for print editions of content that has captured the imagination and dedication of readers around the world. At a time in which comics and webnovels from Korea are rising in popularity at the speed of K-pop, Ize Press aims to deliver high-quality physical editions of many beloved stories to fans eager to add them to their collections. For more information, visit