Review: Fairy Quest Vol. 1

FairyQuest_V1_rev_Page_01Fairy Quest is the latest entry into the twisted tales genre, re-imagining and reworking classic fairy tales in new ways. The comic started as a Kickstarter campaign, one that I pledged to, and it was successfully funded. Now, everyone gets another chance to check out the series as BOOM! Studios had the luck and the opportunity to release this excellent series from writer Paul Jenkins and artist Humberto Ramos. Previously it’s been released as single issues, but this week sees those issues collected in a trade paperback.

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…

The story is great, an interesting world and something you haven’t seen in similar tales. This is a despotic world where mystery abounds. It’s basically a chase story. Red Riding Hood is on the run and being pursued. Along the way she meets various characters who inhabit this strange world.

There’s quite a lot of small details to make the series stand out. The way the world works, the characters and how they act, it’s all pretty unique and interesting.

Humberto Ramos’ art is amazing and one of the big draws for me when I backed the project. The art is stunning and it’s great to see him attached to this project.

Overall, the project is great. Jenkins’ writing, Ramos’ art, it’s a perfect package and a great buy. And, when the second volume is brought to Kickstarter, be one of the cool kids and hop on board to back the project.

Story: Paul Jenkins Art: Humberto Ramos
Story: 8 Art: 9.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy