|Before there was Shrek, New York Times best-seller Diane Duane (author of the Young Wizards novels) and Hugo Award winning artist Sherlock teamed up the create the wise-ass, self-aware serialized fairy tale graphic novel “Prince Ivan”. Collected here for the first time is the entire original adventure, plus a second, all-new
Once upon a time, there lived a prince...
But not your ordinary prince with some run-of-the-mill royal destiny. When Ivan's three sisters are married off to enchanted princes and he goes off in search of his own true love, he finds himself matched up with the sorceress and warrior maiden Marya Morevna, fairest princess in all the Russias. Shortly the two of them are navigating the emotional "white water" of one of the world's more traumatic fairy tales -- but not without help, not without high hopes of a happy ending, and not without a lot of funny stuff along the way.
This story was serialized in Eclipse's groundbreaking fantasy comic The Dreamery in the late 1980s, and its parts have now been brought together for the first time in graphic novel format. Featuring artwork by the fabulous Sherlock, the graphic novel also contains a new final section created for this edition -- "Prince Ivan and the Bachelor Parties of Doom."
Prepare yourself to make the acquaintance of the Little Humpbacked Horse, who just can't get enough junk food... the Raven Prince who knows the ins and outs of the world's strangest military equipment catalog... the terrible secret in the cellar of Marya Morevna's palace... a whole heap of the most opinionated talking animals you'll ever meet... and an final event that starts out with "vodka and strategy games" and ends in the world's biggest fairytale smackdown!
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|Distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors and Diamond Book Distributors, The Misadventures of Prince Ivan can be found on page 222 of the August 2011 Previews, ordering number AUG11 0743.||
THE MISADVENTURES OF PRINCE IVAN
Coming October 2011
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