Torres, Bone & 'Alison Dare' look into the Heart of the Maiden

Official Press Release

[Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventures]Proving you can't keep a good girl down, Alison Dare, the daughter of superhero the Blue Scarab and famous archeologist Dr. Alice Dare, is back and she's brought her pals Wendy and Dot with her! Debuting in January, ALISON DARE & THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN is a new two-issue miniseries by the team of J. Torres and J. Bone that explores the mysterious nuns that run the boarding school of St. Joan's Academy.

"The recent single issue stories in the RETURN OF… miniseries was a lot of fun," commented Oni editor James Lucas Jones. "But I was really anxious to see J. and J. cut loose on a longer tale. Torres is so good at structuring a story and Bone's artwork just keeps getting better and better. This mini gives them room to breathe but will leave audiences gasping for air."

"The idea for the HEART OF THE MAIDEN story actually arose out of some of our earliest work on ALISON," said series co-creator J. Torres. "Readers with a good memory will remember a story J. and I did for the Oni Press website (www.onipress.com/sundaycomics) that started to hint at the secrets hidden deep beneath Alison's school. Well, it's time Alison, Wendy, and Dot finally looked deeper into what their teachers are really about."

Following hot on the heels of this new series, ALISON DARE, LITTLE MISS ADVENTURES, a new trade paperback collecting the three-issue RETURN OF… miniseries is set to arrive the February providing new readers with an easy way to catch up with Alison's early (mis)adventures.

"I know I speak for the Js and all of Oni when I say how proud we are of our little girl!" concluded Jones. "What mysteries lay in THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN? You'll have to ask Alison to find out!"

ALISON DARE & THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN is a two-issue miniseries debuting this January. Each issue retails for $2.95 and features an all-new, color cover by Jason Bone. This comic is intended for just about anyone. Grampas, little sisters, Uncle Jared, everybody loves Alison. Issue 1 scheduled to ship to comic book stores on January 18, 2002.

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