Frozen is set to return to the big screen later this year, but if you can’t wait to catch up with Anna, Elsa, and your other favorite residents of Arendelle, Dark Horse Comics has you covered. The publisher has announced two new Frozen graphic novels, set to come out later this year.
The first of the two books, Disney Frozen Adventures: Flurries of Fun, collects in one volume a handful of different Frozen stories that were previously available from other publishers. Creators on this new collection include writers Alessandro Ferrari and Tea Orsi, and artists Emilio Urbano, Michela Frare, Nicoletta Baldari, Miriam Gambino, Veronica Di Lorenzo, and Marino Gentile.
The second, Disney Frozen YA Retelling, is just what it sounds like: a young adult graphic novel retelling of the story of the first Frozen film. The adaptation is written by Joe Shuster Award winner Cecil Castellucci, with an artist still to be announced.
The new books are the latest in the continued relationship between Dark Horse and Disney. The publisher has previously published two three-issue Frozen miniseries, Breaking Boundaries and Reunion Road. Both of those series were written by Joe Caramagna, with art on Breaking Boundaries by Kawaii Creative Studios, and art on Reunion Road by Eduard Petrovich, Nastia Beloushova, and Yana Chinstova. Tie-in graphic novels for Aladdin and The Lion King are also forthcoming from Dark Horse, as is an anthology collection of new stories spotlighting Disney’s famous locations.
Check out the cover to Disney Frozen Adventures: Flurries of Fun, as well as the full press release from Dark Horse announcing both new books, below. Flurries of Fun is due in stores in September, while the YA adaptation of Frozen is scheduled for release in October.
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (May 6, 2019)—Dark Horse and Disney are pleased to bring you two new graphic novels from the kingdom of Arendelle with Disney Frozen Adventures: Flurries of Fun and Disney Frozen, YA Retelling.Embark on the adventures of Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf in a collection of exciting comic stories in Disney Frozen Adventures: Flurries of Fun! Discover something new about the characters you love and experience this wonderous world of joy, laughter, and adventure with every turn of the page. The 240-page collection of previously released Disney Frozen comics brings you back to Arendelle with a mighty creative team including writers Alessandro Ferrari, and Tea Orsi, and artists Emilio Urbano, Michela Frare, Nicoletta Baldari, Miriam Gambino, Veronica Di Lorenzo, and Marino Gentile!That’s not the end of the Frozen fun though! Gain new insight into the original and timeless Oscar®–winning film, Disney Frozen, from the perspectives of Anna and Elsa themselves in an introspective graphic novel retelling for young adults, Disney Frozen YA Retelling!Return to the unforgettable world of Frozen and experience the captivating story of family, love, acceptance, and magic from the first-person perspective of the two sisters! Disney’s 2013 stunning big-screen masterpiece is expanded upon by award–winning author Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home, Shade, The Changing Girl) in the 72-page graphic novel! Elsa and Anna begin an epic journey joined by Kristoff, his reindeer best friend Sven, and everyone’s favorite little snowman Olaf, to bring peace and Spring back to Arendelle!
Ahead of the November theatrical release of Frozen 2, Disney Frozen Adventures: Flurries of Fun TPB goes on sale September 3, 2019 for $10.99 and can be pre-ordered through Amazon and Barnes & Noble or at your local comic shop. Disney Frozen YA Retelling TPB hits comic shops and bookstore October 1, 2019 and retails for $12.99.
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