Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID Is A Perfect Series For Young Readers

FIRST IMPRESSION

An amazing series for young readers featuring some very charming visuals.
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Dark Horse Comics has partnered with Disney to produce a new line of comics featuring their classic titles including The Little Mermaid. Is an adaptation of a classic series everyone already knows unnecessary or is it a way of reaching a brand new demographic?

Summary

Experience the unforgettable tale of Disney’s The Little Mermaid through the first-person perspective of Ariel in this comic retelling.

The Little Mermaid

Writing

Thought the story is one many already know, there are always those who have yet to know the story of The Little Mermaid. This new comic series seems like a great way to reach a new demographic of readers by offering them a story and characters they recognize. Being able to give younger readers a book like this will help to keep their interest and help them to grow as readers.

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Thought the story is familiar this doesn’t mean the writing by Cecil Castellucci is a simple transferring the film script to the comic. There is a shift in this comic to a first-person perspective allowing the reader to experience the internal dialogue of Ariel as she the adventure unfolds around her. This new viewpoint allows for a great way to look at the story from a familiar yet fresh look at the story. Castellucci does a fantastic job of capturing the character’s curiosity and mental struggle to find her place in the world.

Artwork

The artwork by Zulema Scotto Lavina finds a way to perfectly capture the look and style of the original film. Special attention is paid to Ariel’s facial expressions especially looks of longing and inquiry as she explores the wonders of the human world.

Thanks to the coloring work by Piky Hamilton the book has a very impressive aesthetic. The book takes place under the sea and it feels like it the entire time. Through the attention to detail colorwork employed the comic is able to obtain an atmosphere similar to the movie.

The lettering by Richard Starkings comes into sharp focus thanks to thought boxes containing Ariel’s internal dialogue. This new feature is what makes the book worth picking up. Seeing Ariel’s mental struggle as she fights against Urusela and struggles to obtain Prince Eric’s heart will be even more applying thanks to employing this new detail.

Conclusion

The new The Little Mermaid comic from Dark Horse comics offers a recognizable story but has enough new material to warrant checking out. Though its only the first issue, as long as the rest of the series plays out at the level of quality than fans will have nothing to worry about. This will be an ideal graphic novel to give to young readers when the collection is finally released.


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Anthony Wendelhttp://www.thegiganticproject.com
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peaks, Giant Monsters and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves nostalgic properties like Jem, The Transformers, and My Little Pony comics. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His book, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack is available on Amazon.

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