Nov 13th 2012 By: Andy Khouri
One of the early comic book successes of the Kickstarter crowd funding platform was Fairy Quest: Outlaws
, the first in a planned series of short graphic novels created by industry veterans Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos
. The pair, who'd collaborated previously on a popular run of Marvel Comics' Spectacular Spider-Man
, proposed a lavishly illustrated story about a world where fairy tale characters like Little Red Riding Hood exist only to replay their famous legends again and again, like a kind of job, and where any deviation is punished with a citation from a Grimm authority. Unhappy with the state of affairs, a group of characters decide to abandon this world for ours. Backers funded Fairy Quest
to the impressive tune of $95,000
, ensuring future volumes. The first 48-page hardcover collection is now available
from Ramos and Jenkins directly for the price of $29.95.
If you're a fan of these creators and/or curious about this quirky take on the fantasy genre but do not wish to take the 30-dollar hardcover plunge, BOOM! Studios
has made a deal to serialize Fairy Quest in standard periodical format
beginning in February. The first graphic novel will be split into a two-issue limited series at $3.99 an issue. You can check out a preview below.
FAIRY QUEST #1
Paul Jenkins & Humberto Ramos
The world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side, is a sinister place indeed! Under the watchful eye of the dreaded Mister Grimm and his Think Police, Red Riding Hood and her Wolf must risk everything to try and escape and find sanctuary in a mysterious place called the Real World...
Written by industry legend Paul Jenkins (SENTRY, DEATHMATCH) and drawn by comics superstar Humberto Ramos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), the smash Kickstarter success story, FAIRY QUEST, is now available in single issue format for the first time!