One can hardly be a fan of fantasy and science fiction without knowing the name Caitlin R. Kiernan. She is the author of nine novels, several comic book series, and over two hundred short stories and novellas. Kiernan has now teamed up with Dark Horse comics to fulfill the project of turning her book Alabaster into a comic series.
The Upcoming Comic as described by the Dark Horse Press Release:
Alabaster is based on Caitlín R. Kiernan’s fan-favorite Dancy Flammarion stories, a dark fantasy series centered around a female teenage protagonist of striking appearance and hidden, terrible depths. For nearly as long as she can remember, seventeen-year-old Dancy Flammarion has fought monsters, cutting a bloody swath through the demons and dark things of the world, aimed like a weapon by a merciless seraph, more taskmaster than guardian.
Part continuation, part reimagining, the series begins with Dancy making and breaking an oath in the name of her seraph, who subsequently abandons her. Injured and alone, Dancy has to find her own way for the first time in her life—and the wolves are closing in.
The first appearance of Alabaster will be in Dark Horse Presents #9, which will be on sale February 22, 2012. Afterwards, a five-issue miniseries Alabaster: Wolves will begin publication. Alabaster: Wolves “throws readers into Dancy’s world with a bang, strips away her seraph, and introduces two characters who will become her long-term supporting cast. This miniseries will be on sale Aprill 11, 2012. Alabaster features artwork from Eisner Award-nominated artist Steve Lieber and cover art by Greg Ruth.