Image Comics Releases New All-Ages Adventure Comic, Penny Dora

One day, a young girl named Penny Dora discovers a mysterious box on her front doorstep. It is a magic box with the power to grant wishes…but what she’s about to unwrap is the darker and creepier meaning behind the old adage, “be careful what you wish for.”

Image Comics new title  Penny Dora & the Wishing Box is an all-ages fantasy adventure book which takes the Pandora story to a new, slightly friendlier place.  The first few pages are beautiful with clean art and an intriguing start the story. I like the way the story seems to be told in the third person, which could lead to the comic being great for parents to read to their children.  This looks to be a promising book which could help add to all-ages market.

When “Part Time Punks” DJ and writer Michael Stock’s daughter wrote a story for her school paper when she was 8 little did she know her dad would turn it into a new fantasy adventure series with artist Sina Grace (BURN THE ORPHANAGE, LI’L DEPRESSED BOY). This story became Penny Dora & The Wishing Box, a new fantasy adventure series will begin in November from Image Comics with a special 28-page first issue.

“The first issue is basically an expansion of her original story.” said Stock  “Since then the story has grown through talks we had in the car on the way to school in the mornings via a playful papa/daughter back and forth game of ‘what if.’ The cat in the book, Iggy, is based on our cat (also named Iggy, and also a great lover of ham).”

Grace added: “The minute I read Michael’s scripts for the series, I was absolutely enchanted by Penny Dora and her world. It’s been a dream to breathe life into the adventures of fantastic and charming characters. I can’t wait for the world to see!”

Penny Dora & The Wishing Box is a retelling of the Pandora myth which is designed to be a perfect all-ages fantasy for fans of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline.  Eisner Award winning cartoonist Hope Larson (A Wrinkle In Time, Mercury) provides the alternate cover for the 1st issue and lettering for the series.

PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX #1 (Diamond Code SEP140583) arrives in stores on 5th November and will be 28 pages of story available for only $2.99. Cover B by Hope Larson will be available to pre-order with Diamond Code SEP140584

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Source: Image Comics

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