Courtesy of ComiXology, we have an exclusive look at Adora and the Distance, a new ComiXology Originals graphic novel out June 15th. Written by Marc Bernardin with character designs and art by Ariela Krisantina, the new YA fantasy graphic novel follows the epic adventures of Adora, a brave young woman of color who lives in a fantastical world with underground pirates, ghosts, and a mysterious force called “The Distance” which threatens to destroy it all.
To get a little more backstory on the characters in this new story check out character bios and designs below!
She’s the heroine of our story. Not that she wants to be — Adora would be content to just live the life of a carefree girl in a seaside city, playing with the wind in her hair. But she’s plagued by prophetic dreams. She’s called to face an all-encompassing force known as…the Distance.
Adora’s handmaiden and best friend. She adores her younger charge and won’t let her journey into the wilds alone.
El Moor is more than a bodyguard. Or, at least, Adora thinks so, given that El Moor never says a word — but remains ever vigilant. Always by her side.
As a father figure to Adora — but not her father — Rafael cares deeply for his young ward and tries do to everything in his considerable power to keep her from venturing out into the dangerous world.
What, you’ve never met the pirate captain scourge of an underground network of rivers?
Chosen for the Quest:
Gregoire—from the Gallic Empire
A master of the mystic, Gregoire will help Adora access parts of her psyche she never thought possible.
Antonio—from the great city of Roma
Jolly, rotund, a bit of a braggard. But his heart is in the right place and will do whatever’s necessary to see the journey through to its end.
Jaffar—from distant Arabia
He’s seen a lot in his days. Things that no man should see. But despite the memories he carries—or maybe because of them—Jaffar finds respite in his own dreams. Which means he likes to catch a nap whenever he can.
Mur Rey—from the Turkish Kingdoms
Mur Rey’s music can work wonders: it can delight the heart, unburden the soul, and lift spirits…among other things.
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