FOr those that missed Disney's Limited Series "Little Mermaid" Comics of 1992, this collection reprints the first two comics. Set as a prequel, it tells the story of how Ariel, on one of her treasure hunts, passes through the Black Chasm to run into the Eel People, who have never seen a mermaid before. Adding to this is the emergence of Aquata, Triton's oldest daughter, who is beset by problems of leadership. Someday she will rule, but she can't get any of her sisters to take her serious. In trying to hunt down Ariel, she, too, is captured by the Eel People and is to be fed to the Serpentine, a giant sea dragon. Ariel rises to the occasion with spunk and determination, resolving a situation with intelligence The artwork is very fine, abetted by Philo Barnhart, the man who came up with the character design of Ariel. It is great for children, who see a more serious and grown-up Ariel. It is nice for collectors for the gorgeous artwork and history of Ariel and her life.