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Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden

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: 104 pages
ISBN: 978-0-88776-935-1 (0-88776-935-7)

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!


"Adventure-seekers everywhere have a new heroine to call their own… there is no hero like Alison Dare…. Bone’s expressive black and white illustrations match neatly with Torres’ TV-paced dialogue to create fun, quick reads that will entice both middle grade boys and girls to leap into Alison’s world of adventure."
– Canadianbookseller

"…these short comic books are a lot of fun for young and old alike."
– Matt Staggs, Suvudu

"…are packed with action and wit, and I recommend them to kids and adults alike…."
– Little Willow, Bildungsroman


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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