Series by Rod Espinosa. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics. 2015
A plucky, generous, good-hearted princess is kidnapped by an evil dragon. Using her keen mind she escapes (along with very powerful magical 'treasures). Along the way she meets Spiky - a cuddly talking porcupine and together they face all sorts of dangers while helping new friends.
This is a beautifully illustrated and strongly told story with faceted characters and a plot that weaves many famous fables and tales. With references to many well known fables and stories this can be paired with many other complex, authentic texts.