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Preview: Punky Brewster Vol. 1


by Joelle Sellner, illo. by Lesley Vamos
Pages: 112
Format: Trade Paperback
SRP: $12.99
Age Range: Middle Grade (6-10)
Publisher: Roar Comics (an imprint of Lion Forge Comics)
Distributor: IDW Publishing / Diamond Book Distributors
Pub Date: July 29, 2015
Item Code: MAY150458
ISBN: 978-1-63140-314-9

When the classic NBC series Punky Brewster went off the air in 1988, its charming story stayed in our hearts. I think it’s because Punky, her foster dad Henry, and her loyal dog Brandon may not look like a traditional family, but their irrepressible love for each other can overcome all obstacles. It’s a transcendent message that’s especially worth retelling today, and that’s exactly what Roar Comics has done with its all-new Punky Brewster graphic novel series for middle-grade readers.

Just like the original, the graphic novel Punky is a bright eight-year-old girl who has been abandoned by her mother and lives on the streets of Chicago with her puppy sidekick. Punky thinks she doesn’t need help, but after getting picked up by the police she enters a foster home where she meets Henry, a long-lost relative. Punky decides he’s the adoptive dad for her but she has to convince the foster home, judges and lawyers, and possibly Henry himself. Luckily, she’s got an unbeatable resource — her limitless reserve of Punky Power!

Television veteran Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) and breakout new art talent Lesley Vamos have crafted a fun, funny, and real story about one little kid’s unassailable optimism and indefatigable search for a place to call home.