Tuesday, November 11, 2008 – We are happy to reveal the second cover for the forthcoming Top Cow book, Jingle Belle: Santa Claus Vs. Frankenstein!
This stunning yet playful cover was drawn by Wizard Fan Award-winning artist Greg Horn (Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk) and features the book’s title character, Jingle Belle. This one-shot issue kicks off the move of superstar creator Paul Dini’s line of characters in the Dinicartoons universe to Top Cow.
Jingle Belle: Santa Claus Vs. Frankenstein
(W) Paul Dini (A) Stephanie Gladden (Cov) Stephanie Gladden, Greg Horn
Paul Dini’s JINGLE BELLE comes to Top Cow in a special “Halloween collides with Christmas” one-shot written by Dini and drawn by Stephanie Gladden (POWERPUFF GIRLS, CHOWDER, HOPSTER’S TRACKS). In years past, Santa has triumphed over a variety of enemies, including the Devil himself. Now, St. Nick gets ready to face his greatest challenge ever in JINGLE BELLE: SANTA CLAUS VS. FRANKENSTEIN!
Inspired by Mary Shelley’s original novel (sort of), the story of Frankenstein’s monster takes a new twist when he is found by Jingle in the Arctic wastes and “rehabilitated” to fit in with the elves at Santa’s Workshop. All goes well until an ultra-PC city declares Santa Claus taboo and awakens Frankie’s monstrous side in a misguided attempt to help his friend. It’s up to an ailing Santa and a reluctant Jingle Belle to stop their monstrous “apprentice” before he destroys the town and ruins the reputation of Christmas forever!
Cover A – Stephanie Gladden
Cover B – Greg Horn
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 one-shot
The issue is schedule to be in stores on Dec. 3rd.