Top Cow has announced that Paul Dini’s Dinicartoons has found a new home at Top Cow.Â Featuring Dini’s popular Jingle Belle, the first one-shot arrives in November, featuring Santa Claus taking on Frankenstein.
The Dinicartoons cast of characters includes: Little Rashy and Superrica the sock monkeys; Polly Green the Halloween witch; Ida Red, the spunky Texas cowgirl; Tashi Ounce, the snow leopard girl; and Hyper Hyena theâ€¦ well, the name says it all.
â€œSome Dinicartoons books will feature already known characters like Jingle Belle and Sheriff Ida Red,â€ said Dini. â€œOthers will be completely new creations.â€
Paul Diniâ€™s Jingle Belle comes to Top Cow in a special â€œHalloween collides with Christmasâ€ one-shot written by Dini and drawn by Stephanie Gladden (Powerpuff Girls, Chowder, Hopsterâ€™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 Shelleyâ€™s original novel (sort of), the story of Frankensteinâ€™s monster takes a new twist when he is found by Jingle in the Arctic wastes and â€œrehabilitatedâ€ to fit in with the elves at Santaâ€™s Workshop. All goes well until an ultra-PC city declares Santa Claus taboo and awakens Frankieâ€™s monstrous side in a misguided attempt to help his friend. Itâ€™s up to an ailing Santa and a reluctant Jingle Belle to stop their monstrous â€œapprenticeâ€ before he destroys the town and ruins the reputation of Christmas forever!
Cover A â€“ Stephanie Gladden
Cover B â€“ Greg Horn
Full ColorÂ Â Â Â Â 32 pagesÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â $2.99Â Â Â Â Â Â one-shot