Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures by J. TorresAlison Dare, Little Miss Adventures by J. Torres

Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures

byJ. TorresIllustratorJ. Bone

Paperback | May 11, 2010

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Alison Dare: Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft in fabulous, graphic adventures.

Alison Dare is not your typical twelve-year-old. She's the daughter of an archaeologist/adventurer and the masked hero known as the Blue Scarab. To top it off, she's also the niece of an international super-spy; it's no surprise that a craving for danger is in her blood! Unfortunately, her parents have locked her away at the prestigious St. Joan's Academy for Girls, hoping that this would lead to a more "normal" life for their daughter.

But despite all the strict rules at the school, Alison and her best pals - Wendy and Dot - somehow manage to find themselves involved in adventures that rival those of Alison's globetrotting, planet-saving relatives. Whether it's magic genies, super-powered bank robbers, or a dastardly baron bent on world domination, Alison Dare delivers the best thrills since Indiana Jones and more action than Lara Croft!

J. TORRES is the acclaimed writer of such kid-friendly comics as Teen Titans Go! and Jason & the Argobots. His partner, artist JASON BONE, is an accomplished cartoonist whose work has graced Spiderman: Tangled Web and Paul Dini's Mutant, Texas.
Title:Alison Dare, Little Miss AdventuresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.66 × 0.44 inPublished:May 11, 2010Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887769349

ISBN - 13:9780887769344

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun Indiana Jones-type + Super Heroes for Girls Reason for Reading: The summary intrigued me as did the fact that both the author and Illustrator are Canadians. Alison Dare is a 12-year-old girl with the heart of an Indiana Jones. She wants "swashbuckling adventure, death defying danger, a little intrigue, romance, action" and she doesn't have to look far it. Her mother is a world renowned archaeologist and her father is the superhero the Blue Scarab. Both her mother and father are being stalked by an evil baron and various other bad guys and if she doesn't find adventure when she's with them she seems cable of discovering it easily enough on her own. This was a real fun, action-packed comic which at times was either following and Indy Jones vibe or full of superhero action. Alison is always accompanied by her two best friends, one is the brains, the other the squeamish beauty. This particular volume is divided into three separate stories. The first involves Alison finding a Genie lamp while on an excavation with her mother during spring break and as most people find out, you must be careful what you wish for. In the second story Alison tells her two friends the story of how her parents met and how her father became the Blue Scarab, all in the middle of a newscast which reports on the Blue Scarab fighting near death with the Ice Woman. Finally the last story brings everyone together as Alison tries to get her parents back together by planning a picnic at the museum where her mother is working on a display of an Incan mummified baby. While that's not working out as planned the evil Baron von Baron descends upon them capturing them and stealing the mummy plus we get to meet another member of the Dare family, Uncle Johnny, a secret spy agent. Each story was fun and exciting. I enjoyed Alison Dare. Her ego is a bit big for her boots but then aren't all adventurers like that, Indiana Jones, Laura Croft, etc. This will especially appeal to girls and is an entertaining, sometimes humorous read.
Date published: 2010-06-13

Editorial Reviews

"Meet 12-year-old Alison Dare, a youngster with a flair for action and adventure…. The fluid, confident B&W art can be detailed, and there’s a lot of dialogue to digest, but they give the sometimes predictable storyline a charm and freshness." – Publishers Weekly"These are the comics I wish I had as a kid! … Jason Bone’s art really brings the story to life; it’s expressive without being exaggerated, and he really brings out the goofy humor of the stories." – Comic Book Resource"…Bone’s open art is a wonderful counterpart to these funny tales of derring-do that don’t quite go as expected. His figures are simple and compact, suggesting unexpected power and ability…. Torres’ writing is playful, with occasional pop culture references…. It’s his humor that gives Alison Dare its unique twist. Many kids dream of magical adventures, and Alison’s experiences fill that desire nicely." – Johanna, Comics Worth Reading