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Top Cow has announced Greg Horn is lending his artistic talent to the upcoming Jingle Belle: Santa Claus vs. Frankenstein one-shot written by fan favorite Paul Dini.  If you are used to seeing Stephanie Gladden’s traditional interpretation of Belle, get ready for a bit of a head twist with Horn.

Jingle Belle: Santa Claus Vs. Frankenstein
(W) Paul Dini       (A) Stephanie Gladden       (Cov) Stephanie Gladden, Greg Horn

Paul Dini’s JINBLE 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!

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Cover A – Stephanie Gladden

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Cover B – Greg Horn

via Top Cow

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Stephen Schleicher

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4 Comments

  1. November 13, 2008 at 9:16 am — Reply

    … well, I guess it’s nice that Greg Horn is getting to trace Playboy photoshoots for more than just Marvel, now.

  2. Lifeisaglitch
    November 13, 2008 at 9:35 am — Reply

    Jacin B.

    Hey least theres no trace of a pornface…well except Santas.

  3. November 13, 2008 at 10:47 am — Reply

    That’s actually a much better cover than what I was expecting. It looks like he actually attemped to draw the character he was hired to draw, instead of tracing over some supermodel.

  4. November 13, 2008 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    Is it just my imagination, or is she grabbing a cookie out of the jar using a Ditko finger pose? Homage or blatant rip-off? You decide! (Then again, it could just be a meaningless coincidence…)

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