Dark Horse Comics has been publishing a number of Disney comics and graphic novels aimed at a younger audience. These have included works like Zootopia, Incredibles, and Frozen. This April, that partnership is expanding with Disney Princess: Ariel and the Sea Wolf, a new graphic novel featuring an adventure with a young Little Mermaid.
Written by Liz Marsham, illustrated by Tara Nicole Whitaker, and lettered by Chris Dickey, Disney Princess: Ariel and the Sea Wolf is a story of friendship that shows how openness and acceptance is needed in a world where misunderstandings happen and rumors spread.
Here’s the full description from Dark Horse:
In Disney Princess: Ariel and the Sea Wolf, young Ariel’s curiosity and adventurous spirit help her make a friend and prove that what you hear isn’t always what you should believe in this tale created especially for younger readers. Ariel is a wonderful storyteller, but when she acts out a grand adventure for her sisters, her dramatic gestures cause her sister to lose her favorite bracelet—dropping it deep in a subterranean cave that has a story of its own. Supposedly, the occupant of the cave is a dangerous creature willing to eat anyone who dares enter. Despite her sister’s warnings about the cave, Ariel’s sense of responsibility implores her to enter the cave and attempt to retrieve her sister’s bracelet. What she finds within is not what she expected, and her quest for a bracelet turns into a quest to demonstrate the importance of truth and trust—because sometimes what you hear isn’t what you should believe . . . and sometimes, it is.
Disney Princess: Ariel and the Sea Wolf will also include a number of story-related activities and special features. This is a great way to get kids into the comic book medium and I’m all for it. The 48-page graphic novel will retail for $7.99. Look for it at your local comic shop, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble on April 10th, 2019.