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Review: ‘Dracula, Starring Mickey Mouse’ and ‘Frankenstein, Starring Donald Duck’

Bruno Enna and Fabio Celoni cast Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in Dracula and Frankenstein, the strongest offerings yet from the Dark Horse-published Disney adaptations of works of classic literature.

Review: ‘Extraordinary: A Story of an Ordinary Princess’

Cartoonist Cassie Anderson’s charming fairy tale riff of a self-actualizing princess reveals that sometimes the best thing a fairy godmother can do for a young heroine is to just get out of her way.

Review: ‘Disney Don Quixote’

Disney tilts at windmills in adapting Cervantes’ Don Quixote into a kid-friendly retelling starring Goofy and Mickey Mouse, part of a new Dark Horse-published line of classic literature comics featuring cartoon mice and ducks.

Review: ‘Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Collection’

Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Collection Writer/artists: Stan Sakai and Peter Laird Dark Horse Books; $17.99 Last year IDW, the publisher that currently holds the license to publish comics starring Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters, enlisted Stan Sakai to create a brand-new, full-color crossover between the TMNT and […]

Review: ‘Calla Cthulhu’

Calla Cthulhu Writers: Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer Artists: Erin Humiston and Mario A. Gonzalez Dark Horse Books; $12.99 Rated 14+ The mythos of cosmic horror that H.P. Lovecraft created and curated during his short writing career has always proved a curiously inviting and creatively fertile milieu for other writers to work in, on, and […]

Interview: Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta Hit the Road in ‘Soupy Leaves Home’

Cecil Castellucci, the writer of The Plain Janes, The Year of the Beasts, and Odd Duck, announced her newest project last month: Soupy Leaves Home, a YA graphic novel about a Depression-era girl who runs away from home and completely reinvents herself, disguising herself as a boy and riding the rails as a hobo. I […]

Review: The Courageous Princess

The Courageous Princess was part of my library’s core Graphic Novel collection. Though I hadn’t more than glanced through the title at the time, I had purchased it, because at the time it was one of the few female heroines in comics. And I liked it even more that this female heroine wasn’t scantily dressed […]

Interview: Kel McDonald on ‘Misfits of Avalon’

Kel McDonald may be the youngest veteran creator in the business. She started her webcomic Sorcery 101 while she was in high school, and she’s about to wrap it up and collect it into an omnibus edition that she’s funding on Kickstarter. She has also Kickstarted several other books, including two Cautionary Fables and Fairy […]

Review: The Complete Elfquest Volume 1

Ten thousand years ago, the palace of a magical race appeared in the skies of a primitive world with two moons and crashed to the ground. The inhabitants of that world, humans who were little more than brutes, reacted to these otherworldly invaders with fear and lashed out violently. The few survivors of the palace […]

Dark Horse Brings Tomb Raider Back to Comics

Recently, the video game Tomb Raider and its main character Lara Croft got a reboot, taking Lara back to her beginnings as an archaeologist and tough adventurer. Dark Horse Comics has picked up on the popularity of the video game and has a new ongoing series coming out which continues Lara’s story from where it […]