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Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures

Written by J. Torres
Illustrated by J. Bone

Category: Juvenile Fiction - Comics & Graphic Novels; Juvenile Fiction - Comics & Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Imprint: Tundra Books
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: May 2010
Age: 9-12 years
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8
# of Pages: 96 pages
ISBN: 978-0-88776-934-4 (0-88776-934-9)

CDN Price: $12.99 / US Price: $10.95


Alison Dare: Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft in fabulous, graphic adventures.

Alison Dare is not your typical twelve-year-old. She's the daughter of an archaeologist/adventurer and the masked hero known as the Blue Scarab. To top it off, she's also the niece of an international super-spy; it's no surprise that a craving for danger is in her blood! Unfortunately, her parents have locked her away at the prestigious St. Joan's Academy for Girls, hoping that this would lead to a more "normal" life for their daughter.

But despite all the strict rules at the school, Alison and her best pals - Wendy and Dot - somehow manage to find themselves involved in adventures that rival those of Alison's globetrotting, planet-saving relatives. Whether it's magic genies, super-powered bank robbers, or a dastardly baron bent on world domination, Alison Dare delivers the best thrills since Indiana Jones and more action than Lara Croft!


"Meet 12-year-old Alison Dare, a youngster with a flair for action and adventure…. The fluid, confident B&W art can be detailed, and there’s a lot of dialogue to digest, but they give the sometimes predictable storyline a charm and freshness."
Publishers Weekly

"These are the comics I wish I had as a kid! … Jason Bone’s art really brings the story to life; it’s expressive without being exaggerated, and he really brings out the goofy humor of the stories."
Comic Book Resource

"…Bone’s open art is a wonderful counterpart to these funny tales of derring-do that don’t quite go as expected. His figures are simple and compact, suggesting unexpected power and ability…. Torres’ writing is playful, with occasional pop culture references…. It’s his humor that gives Alison Dare its unique twist. Many kids dream of magical adventures, and Alison’s experiences fill that desire nicely."
– Johanna, Comics Worth Reading


J. TORRES is the acclaimed writer of such kid-friendly comics as Teen Titans Go! and Jason & the Argobots. His partner, artist JASON BONE, is an accomplished cartoonist whose work has graced Spiderman: Tangled Web and Paul Dini's Mutant, Texas.

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