Delphine #1

Delphine #1

Writer: Richard Sala Artist: Richard Sala Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Release Date: January 2, 2013 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished with only a scrawled-out address on a scrap of paper as a trace.

Richard Sala takes the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling it from Prince Charming's perspective (the unnamed traveler) in a contemporary setting. This twisted tale includes all the elements of terror from the original fairy tale, with none of the insipid saccharine coating of the Disney animated adaptation: Yes, there will be blood.

Originally serialized as part of the acclaimed international "Ignatz" series, Delphine is executed in a rich and ominous duotone that shows off Sala's virtuosity — punctuated with stunning full-color chapter breaks.

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    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jan 4, 2013

    On the whole, "Delphine" is an engaging fairly tale for those that like their fairy tales dark, and for those that appreciate a whole new level of creativity in their interpretations of existing work. "Delphine" is also a nice contrast to the unrelentingly bright and happy fairy tales that are so often seen when it comes to modern reinterpretations of those early dark tales. Read Full Review

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