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A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick, sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished with only a scrawled-out address on a scrap of paper as a trace. In his newest chiller, Richard Sala takes the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling it from Prince Charming's perspective (the unnamed traveler) in a contemporary setting. This twisted tale includes all the elements of terror from the original fairy tale, with none of the insipid saccharine coating of the Disney animated adaptation. Yes, there will be blood.

Originally serialized as part of the acclaimed international series, Delphine is executed in a rich and ominous duotone that shows off Sala's virtuosity just as much as last year's full-color post-apocalyptic horror fantasy The Hidden did; punctuated with stunning full-color chapter breaks.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:128 pages

    Delphine Reviews

  • Melki
    Jan 08, 2014

    A young man goes in search of a special girl he met at school and ends up in a creepy, unending, sepia-toned nightmare,. Are those people really witches and goblins or just innocent merchants and town...

  • Jan Philipzig
    Jan 14, 2016

    Darker and maybe more ambitious than your typical Sala book, though not necessarily better. The pacing felt a little off to me, and I am not sure it all really added up to much. Still, I doubt Sala is...

  • Sam
    Dec 17, 2013

    This is a fairy tale in the true sense (rather than the Disney sense) with a grave sense of foreboding from start to finish and a dark gloomy atmosphere that sends shivers up your spine. Sala has take...

  • Sam Quixote
    Jan 14, 2013

    A young man and woman fall in love while at university but her father’s poor health drives the girl, Delphine, back to her hometown to look after him. The two never meet again but later on the man (...

  • Michael
    Sep 10, 2015

    "...ich kann nicht glauben, daß in irgendeinem Märchen um irgendeine Frau mehr und verzweifelter gekämpft worden ist als um Dich in mir, seit dem Anfang und immer von neuem und vielleicht für imme...

  • Megan
    Feb 27, 2013

    Wtf just happened? That's all I could think after I read this. I picked this up from the library after skimming through some goodreads reviews that said it was like a dark, twisted Snow White story in...

  • Afro Madonna ?
    Jan 09, 2017

    Mahn this was trippy as fuck . ...

  • Michelle Morrell
    Nov 28, 2016

    A young man goes searching for a lost love and finds far more than he ever expected. Creepy, messed up, never trust those isolated little towns next to malevolent woods! ...

  • Leew49
    Jul 28, 2013

    A number of popular fairy tales (Sleeping Beauty might be the best example) are about an innocent young beauty held hostage who must be rescued by a courageous and noble prince. "Delphine" turns the l...

  • Harris
    May 22, 2013

    I had not been familiar with the work of Richard Sala before checking out this intricate dark fable in graphic form, but I will definitely be checking out more of his comics. Sala's drawing style is i...

About Richard Sala

Richard Sala

Richard Sala grew up with a fascination for musty old museums, dusty old libraries, cluttered antique shops, narrow alleyways, hidden truths, double meanings, sinister secrets and spooky old houses. He has written and drawn a number of unusual graphic novels which often combine elements of classic mystery and horror stories and which have been known to cause readers to emit chuckles as well as gas