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Disney's Cruella Inspired 'EVIL THING: A Villains Graphic Novel by Serena Valentino' Coming Soon

The rise and fall of the deranged and glamorous fan-favorite Cruella De Vil is front and center in Serena Valentino's New York Times best-selling Villains series, now adapted for an ever-growing graphic novel audience. Serena Valentino returns to her graphic novelist roots, adapting her own series for this visually stunning new format.

“Sure, you know the story of those wretched Dalmatians. But don’t I deserve a chance to tell my own side of the story? It is fabulous, after all.”

You may think you know the tale: a happy young couple, one hundred and one Dalmatians, and the woman determined to turn them into a perfectly spotted fur coat. But who is that monster, that scene-stealer, that evil thing? Who is the woman behind it all? Before the car crash, before the dognapping, before furs became her only true love, there was another story. This is the story of Cruella De Vil—in her own words. Even the cruelest villains have best friends, true loves, and daring dreams. After all, nothing is as simple as black and white.

In this first graphic novel adaptation of the New York Times best-selling Villains series, Arielle Jovellanos brings Serena Valentino’s darkly captivating world to life with beautiful and haunting illustrations in a stunning new visual format.

Serena Valentino has been weaving tales that combine mythos and guile for the past decade. She has earned critical acclaim in both the comic and horror domains, where she is known for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty, and extraordinary protagonists. The books in her best-selling Villains series are best enjoyed when read in the following order: Fairest of All, The Beast Within, Poor Unfortunate Soul, Mistress of All Evil, Mother Knows Best, Odd Sisters, Evil Thing, and Cold Hearted.

EVIL THING: A Villains Graphic Novel by Serena Valentino will be available on September 28, 2021!

Check out our Creepy Book Club podcast / live stream episode on the novel version of EVIL THING.


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