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Preview: Fairy Quest Vol. 2 TP

Fairy Quest Vol. 2 TP

Writer: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Humberto Ramos

The adventures of Red and Mister Woof have only just begun. In Fablewood, all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side. But it is an evil place, overseen by the awful Mister Grimm and his cadre of Think Police. Red and Woof want to escape to a world where their friendship isn’t prohibited, but nothing can prepare them for what lies ahead in the Dark Forest.

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Preview: Fairy Quest: Outcasts #1 (of 2)

Fairy Quest: Outcasts #1 (of 2)

Writer: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Humberto Ramos

The adventures of Red and Mister Woof have only just begun. In Fablewood, all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side. But it is an evil place, overseen by the awful Mister Grimm and his cadre of Think Police. Red and Woof want to escape to a world where their friendship isn’t prohibited, but nothing can prepare them for what lies ahead in the Dark Forest.

Fairy Quest is the passion project of Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos, the team behind Revelations and a legendary run on Spectacular Spider-Man. They have put their heart, love, and creative wonder into this groundbreaking series, and we’re excited to explore more of the world of Fablewood!

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Interview: Paul Jenkins Talks Fiction Squad and Kickstarter

Ficition_Squad_001_Cover_BachsCrowdfunding has changed the comics landscape, in a way democratizing what gets published, with funders voting with their wallets. While numerous new creators are taking advantage, many well established ones are too, like Paul Jenkins. Jenkins really came on the scene in the mid 90’s with a run on Vertigo’s Hellblazer, and since then has penned some of the most iconic characters out there.

In 2012, he turned to Kickstarter, with artist Humberto Ramos, to launch Fairy Quest, a new series featuring some of the most well known fairy tale characters re-imagined in a whole new way. Almost two years to the day since that first project was funded Jenkins is back with his fourth Kickstater project, Fiction Squad, the third to featured the world of Fablewood.

Like the first two Fairy Quest volumes, Fiction Squad will be licensed by BOOM! Studios, once it’s all funded, and the publisher will produce it for the mass market… but, the Kickstarter project features numerous rewards for backers that you can only get there.

We got a chance to talk to Paul about the new series, Kickstarter, and crowdfunding in general. You can also see some of the interior art below!

Graphic Policy: So this is your third Kickstarter involving the Fairy Quest world, but your fourth overall. What is it about Kickstarter that first drew you to it?

Paul Jenkins: Kickstarter is a very honest form of publishing, I suppose. It revolves around readers and fans getting behind a particular project. It’s like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to find. I have found a ton of really interesting stuff there, and now I am starting to cast my net into the gadgets area, where I can back really cool ideas and inventions. Sometimes, I want the cool loot. Sometimes, I just want to help. It’s a very unique environment.

GP: Do you think this will become a regular part of your creator owned projects?

PJ: Yes, probably. I like the fact that I can communicate directly with the audience as the project is being created. It’s a kind of shared experience that is difficult to replicate elsewhere. If you have never tried backing a Kickstarter you should consider it. It’s fun. You feel like some kind of benign overlord, like a rich billionaire overlord (results may vary).

GP: What lessons have you learned over your three previous ones?

PJ: Lesson #1 is about fulfillment. It is difficult, and stressful. We had shipping issues with the first Fairy Quest and I think I gave birth to multiple kittens. Keeping the fans entertained and informed is also a must.

GP: Part of the process is staying in touch with the funders while the fundraising is being done as well as after until the project is delivered. Does this weigh in how you approach putting everything together, knowing you need to keep folks updated?

PJ: Yes, I think so. I mean, the design of the project is very difficult, and it is a fragile environment. I have sometimes added a pledge category, only to realize that addition was a terrible idea. On other occasions I have added something that I didn’t think was a good idea and it went out of the door like there was no tomorrow. People like limited edition stuff, I can tell you that! Some of it we try to predict, and other times we are flying by the seat of our pants after the landing gear has fallen off! It’s nuts.

FictionSquad_01_Cover_Dialynas_CLRGP: So tell us a little about Fablewood, how did you first come up with this world?

PJ: Fablewood actually began life years ago as I was developing IP and ideas for my creator-owned stuff. It is a huge, uncharted forest where all of the stories that have ever been told live near each other, divided by genre borders. The various genres are divided into Realms. The thing I love about this idea is that I can tell a story about a character from one genre trying to interact with characters from a different genre. Fablewood has endless possibilities. The first Fablewood story was actually created as a separate idea by myself and Humberto – Fairy Quest. It’s the story of Red Riding Hood and the Wolf becoming friends and trying to live together outside of their Realm. But in fact, Fiction Squad was the original Fablewood idea.

GP: Remixing and mashing up classic characters in new ways has been very popular over the last decade or so, what did you do to make sure yours stood out from the pack?

PJ: I guess it is all in the implementation. I mean, there are lots of Zombie ideas but only one Walking Dead. I think the uniqueness lies in the potential of taking a character from, say, a song and having them deal with characters from science fiction. How would a horror character interact with a romance character? How would an elf make out in the world of Sherlock Holmes? Like I said: endless possibilities…

GP: How does Fiction Squad fit into the Fablewood world?

PJ: It’s set in the Realm of Children’s Stories, in a city where all of the nursery rhymes live. Our main character, a failed gumshoe detective named Frankie Mack has left the Crime Realm to work here, only to find out children’s characters are all mildly insane. His usual rules do not apply.  The Queens and the Witches are the Mafia, and the mayor is a Crooked Man. It’s all completely mental, and police procedure is optional. So in a way it is a comedy of errors with insane people at the helm.

GP: You’re working with Ramon Bachs on this volume. How did he come on board?

PJ: I asked him because he is amazing, talented, humble, and a really good person. He can flit between many art styles, and he delivers work so quickly and well.

GP: How did the project come to BOOM!?

PJ: Uhm. They asked me. And I love working with those guys, of course. So I said, “Yes, as long as you deliver a fresh aardvark to my door every Tuesday.” They agreed to those terms. I’m beginning to think I got the raw end of the deal as my house is overrun with aardvarks.

GP: This series is scheduled to be six issues, where the first volume of Fairy Quest was just two. What got you to want to expand the series into a longer narrative?

PJ: Well, to be fair Fairy Quest is also six issues, divided into three hardcover books. Fiction Squad is all six of the issues in one massive volume. Which is awesomeness, I feel, considering that readers can immediately get the entire collection for pretty much the same price as one volume of Fairy Quest.

GP: The description of it, it sounds like a good ole mob story. What are some of the classic tales of that genre that might be influencing this one or you consider your favorites?

PJ: I always wonder about influences but I can never really pin them down, it’s strange. I guess Roger Rabbit is an obvious comparison – a gumshoe trying to make sense of crazy cartoon characters. Obviously, any old Marlowe novel fits the bill. But I sometimes struggle to decide where influences may come from, and my usual answer is, “Real life.”

GP: What is it about the noir genre that got you to want to take a shot at that type of story?

PJ: Noir is misunderstood, in my opinion. I think noir is about fatalism, and Fiction Squad is not necessarily about that. It has a fatalistic style of narrative from Frankie, maybe. I would consider Fiction Squad to be more of a mixing of metaphors.

GP: How do you think crowdfunding has changed the comics landscape?

PJ: Changed in the past tense is a little premature. I think it is slowly changing things, and is about to grow and change a lot more. It affords creative freedom to people like myself. But it’s a difficult thing to organize. Let me get back to you on that one in a few years’ time…

GP: What advice would you have with someone going the crowdfunding route?

PJ: Be honest, be transparent, and always wear clean underwear. Not necessarily in that order.

GP: Thanks so much! For folks interested, you can contribute right now! Check out some of the interior art below.

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

Preview: Fairy Quest Vol.1

Fairy Quest Vol. 1

Writer(s): Paul Jenkins
Artist(s): Humberto Ramos

The world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live sidebyside, 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 combination of Paul Jenkins (DEATHMATCH, Inhumans) and Humberto Ramos (Amazing SpiderMan) delivered a smart, but sweet fairy tale we’re smitten with.

Jenkins and Ramos took fairy tales and created a rich, unique world that is at once familiar and wholly original. Adventure, beautiful art, and a girl and her wolf. What’s not to love?

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BOOM! Studios in December 2013

DECEIVERS #1

Author: Steven Grant
Artist: Jose Holder
Cover Artist: Stephane Roux
$3.99

WHY WE LOVE IT: Everybody loves a good underdog story, and we’re no exception. Make that double for your classic Robin Hood-style “steal from the rich, give to the poor” yarns, and when you couple that with Steven Grant’s (2 GUNS) crackling dialogue and beautiful artwork from Jose Holder? We couldn’t resist!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: DECEIVERS is a globetrotting espionage action/comedy populated by charming, clever characters and thrilling sleight of hand, perfect for fans of films like Catch Me if You Can and the Ocean’s 11 series.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Lincoln McCord and Prince Adony Zaruka are two American con men living abroad in Europe, posing as an oil magnate and the descendant of long-lost royalty to live the high life by leeching off the European elite. But when an international thief begins wreaking havoc on their marks, the deceivers are enlisted by a rogue CIA agent to help entrap him.


DAY MEN PEN & INK #1

Author: Matt Gagnon & Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Cover Artists: Brian Stelfreeze

WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s pretty simple. We think Brian Stelfreeze is one of the industry’s best artists and storytellers and deserves to be showcased in his purest form. As fans of Brian’s art, we wanted this for ourselves.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Stelfreeze is known around the convention circuit as a great mentor to young creators with an understanding of the craft of making comic books that is second to none. A rare opportunity to learn the creative process of a comics industry luminary.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Collecting DAY MEN #1-2 in an over-sized prestige format, DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1 presents Brian Stelfreeze’s artwork stripped down to the inks side-by-side with in-depth annotations from the entire creative team. This item will be limited to the initial print run.


THE MIDAS FLESH #1

Author: Ryan North
Artist: Shelli Paroline & Braden
Cover Artist(s): A: John Keogh B: Emily Partridge C: Noelle Stevenson D: Signed “Writer’s” Edition

WHY WE LOVE IT: We have been having so much fun with writer Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure) on ADVENTURE TIME that we couldn’t resist the opportunity to publish a new original idea of his. And it is​ original.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: We’ve all heard of The Midas touch. You know, the Greek Mythology about the man who did a number on himself by wishing for everything he touched to turn to gold? Who better to turn that tale on its head with a heavy dose of sci-fi than Ryan North? Also, did we mention the Utahraptor?

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Fatima and her space crew have decided to return to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—to find out exactly what happened to this once thriving planet and see if they can use that knowledge against the evil empire that’s tracking them down. As luck would have it, they just landed the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy’s body.


PROTOCOL #2

Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Mariano Navarro
Cover Artist: Stephane Roux

Being a member of this family means a lifetime of death, danger, changed identities and buried memories. After the mysterious murder of a fellow orphan, our agents are thrust head first into another mission. On the tail of the high society funders of the terrorist-operation Black Friday, our agents are further from the truth then they could ever imagine.


 IMAGINE AGENTS #3

Written: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artist(s): A:  Khary Randolph  B. Felipe Smith

Elliot is kidnapped and Dapple’s sinister plan is in full effect. With imaginary friends from all around the world gathering together, mankind may finally lose the upper hand. IMAGINE agents, Terry and Dave, may not have the wits to save the day, but with the help of  Elliot’s mother and imaginary friend, they may just have a chance.


SONS OF ANARCHY #4

Author: Christopher Golden
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Gary Brown

With Kendra’s life on the line, tensions rise and guns are drawn. As the Ghost Brothers close in on Kendra’s location, Jax must win Lin over to the side of  honor and family, driving the Sons closer to war with Griggs.


HIT #4

Author: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Ryan Sook

There’s no honor among thieves, and the same goes for crooked cops… Beaten, bloodied, and betrayed in an abandoned junkyard, the end looms near for Slater as Blair reasserts his control over the Hit Squad and exacts his plan to bring Los Angeles to its knees.


ROBOCOP: LAST STAND #5

Story: Frank Miller
Sequential Adaptation: Steven Grant
Artist(s): Korkut Öztekin
Cover Artist(s): Declan Shalvey

RoboCop and Marie have been set up. Fighting with every ounce of strength and wit they can muster, Marie and RoboCop must face an army of android Ottomos coming at them from all directions. With no chance of survival, they can only hope that their deaths will mean the end of OCP.



3 GUNS #5

Author: Steven Grant
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque

Burned by her government handler and left for dead, Joey must team up with Bobby and Marcus to fight their way through both the separatist militia and the Russian mafia with stolen weapons and money intact.


SUICIDE RISK #8

Authors: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards

When Leo decides to fully embrace his powers, something hidden deep inside him will finally find its way to the surface With Nightmare Crew’s plan in full affect, Leo will  make a decision to change everything.


CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT #8

Author: Clive Barker & Mark Miller
Artis: Haemi Jang
Cover Artist: Goni Montes

Tristan & Elspeth finally reach Providence, but after Wick’s latest strike, their efforts may be in vain. And what does Julian want in Paris?


HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH #11

Author: Clive Barker & Brandon Seifert
Artist: Tom Garcia
Cover Artist: Lorena Carvalho

As the war between Hells rages, the three people to hold the title of Lead Cenobite — Elliott Spencer, Kirsty Cotton, and Harry D’Amour, each attempt to end the conflict in their favor.


REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS #2

Author: Mad Rupert
Artist: Mad Rupert
Cover Artist(s): A: Mad Rupert  B: Kory Bing  C: Sabrina Scott  D: Rachel Saunders

This vacation isn’t what it seems and Skips is starting to think there is a lot more going on with the tourists then just fanny packs and sunscreen. Will he be able to figure out what is really going on before his day suddenly repeats? Join Skips in this crazy adventure…that just might never end.


HEROBEAR AND THE KID: THE INHERITANCE #5

Author: Mike Kunkel
Artist: Mike Kunkel
Cover: Mike Kunkel

It’s the final issue for HEROBEAR AND THE KID: THE INHERITANCE! Tyler and Herobear finally face off with the mastermind behind all of their trouble, Von Klon! The secret behind Tyler’s grandpa is revealed…


ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS #6

Authors: Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists: A: Yuko Ota B: Emily Warren C: Fellipe Martins D: Andy Hirsch

It’s the conclusion to this sugary sweet mystery of a series! Has Peppermint Butler finally found Ooo’s new protectors? Will Cinnamon Bun ever stop trying to help? You definitely don’t want to miss this final issue as Peppermint Butler and Cinnmon Bun finally figure out what has happened to Finn and Jake!


 

REGULAR SHOW #9

Author: KC Green
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists: A: Ian Bertram B: Laura Birdsall C: Tom Hunter D:  Michael DeForge

Mordecai and Rigby have a plan! It’s only a matter of time before our friends finally have their time in the sun, but will they be able to make it? Will Benson finally be able to stop their shenanigans for good? It’s going to be a crazy issue starring our favorite park employees!


GARFIELD #20

Author(s): Mark Evanier & Scott Nicke
Artist(s): Andy Hirsch & Gary Barker
Cover Artist(s): Gary Barker & Mark & Stephanie Heike

We’re got a holiday season treat for you — Pet Force! Planet Dorkon’s finest are back for an all-new adventure and the fur will fly.


BRAVEST WARRIORS #15

Author: Eric Esquivel
Artist: Mike Holmes
Cover Artists:  A: Tyson Hesse  B: Kali Fontecchio  C: Laura Knetzger  D: Ian Bertram

Have you ever wondered where the Bravest Warriors got their super rad weapons? Were they found in a yard sale, was it some prize after a series of training, or was it just a twist of fate and a lot of luck that lead our heroes to their most trusted weapons? Find out the true story in this issue!


ADVENTURE TIME #23

Author: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
Cover Artist(s): A: Mike Holmes B: Brad McGinty C: Genevieve Farley-Tremblay D: Bryan Turner

Will Princess Bubblegum be able to stop her creation from spreading, or is already too late for the Kingdom of Ooo?! With the Kingdoms Heroes under it’s influence it leaves Marceline and Princess Bubblegum in a race again time as they try to find a way to not only save themselves, but everyone else in Ooo!


PEANUTS #14

Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz

Schroeder could not be more excited. It is the most important day of the whole year…Decemeber 16th! Beethoven’s birthday! Unfortunately, no one but Schroeder seems to have remembered. Enjoy this twist on the birthday spirit along with a wonderful series of new and classic Peanuts stories.


DEATHMATCH VOL. 2

Author: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Paul Jenkins
$14.99

The second round of the ultimate battle royale begins here, as the world’s greatest superheroes are forced to fight each other to the death in a mysterious, other-worldly prison. The mysteries grow deeper and the casualty list grows longer as DEATHMATCH continues.


 POLARITY VOL 1

Authors: Max Bemis
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artist: Frazer Irving

WHY WE LOVE IT: The combination of a very personal story with a completely fresh take on the nature of super powers had us hooked from the beginning.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Max Bemis is not only an incerdibly talented songwriter (and lead singer for the band Say Anything), but an exciting, fresh voice in comics. Jorge Coelho serves up dynamic, expressive action while keeping POLARITY grounded. Plus everyone hates hipsters, right?

WHAT IT IS: What if having super powers meant losing your mind?Tim Woods is a bipolar artist stuck in the world of hipsters, meaningless sex, and vain art — better known as Brooklyn. But after he survives a near fatal car accident, Tim discovers that his mental instability is more than just a disorder, and that his bipolar medication hasn’t just been subduing his manic depression…it’s been suppressing his super powers.

This collection comes with a free download code for the entire POLARITY E.P., including a fifth original song written and performed by Max Bemis!


Fairy Quest VOL 1: Outlaws

Authors: Danielle Corsetto
Artist: Zack Sterling
Cover Artist: Stephanie Gonzaga

WHY WE LOVE IT: The combination of Paul Jenkins (DEATHMATCH, Inhumans) and Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) delivered a smart, but sweet fairy tale we’re smitten with.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Jenkins and Ramos took fairy tales and created a rich, unique world that is at once familiar and wholly original. Adventure, beautiful art, and a girl and her wolf. What’s not to love?

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: 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…


ADVENTURE TIME: EYE CANDY VOL 1

Author: Various
Artist: Various
Cover Artist: Paul Pope
$24.99

WHY WE LOVE IT: One of our favorite parts of working on ADVENTURE TIME is how we’ve been allowed to let all sorts of unique artists play in this magical world with a monthly assortment of inspired covers.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Not everyone can find or buy every ADVENTURE TIME cover, but fans of the series and fans of art will not want to miss this cover gallery collection.

WHAT IT IS: The ADVENTURE TIME collection every fan has been waiting for! This book collects every cover from the ADVENTURE TIME ongoing series from issue #1 to #15.


HAWKEN: MELEE #1 (OF 5)

Author: Dan Abnett
Artist: Federico Dallocchio
Cover Artist: Tim Bradstreet
$3.99

A new, bi-weekly miniseries featuring high-action mech combat from the world of HAWKEN, the award-winning online video game from Meteor Entertainment! This premiere issue features the heart-racing pace of cat-and-mouse combat in a tale by Dan Abnett and Federico Dallocchio entitled “20 Seconds,” with cover art by Tim Bradstreet!


HAWKEN: MELEE #2 (of 5)

Author: Jim Mahfood
Artist: Jim Mahfood
Cover Artist: Jock
$3.99

High-action mech combat from the world of HAWKEN, the award-winning online video game! This issue is written and illustrated by street-funk, fan-favorite artist Jim Mahfood, spreading a madcap, cautionary tale of celebrity arrogance in the midst of heavy metal corporate warfare entitled “Friendly Fire”! Featuring cover art by Jock!


SIEGFRIED VOL. 2: THE VALKYRIE HC

Author: Alex Alice
Artist: Alex Alice
Cover Artist: Alex Alice
$24.95

A three-part story inspired by Wagner’s classic opera The Ring of the Nibelung: Siegfried, born of the love between a mortal man and a Valkyrie, is a young orphan being raised by Mimé, one of the last of the dwarf-goblin Nibelungs, in a dark forest with only wolves for friends and family. While his foster parent only wants to live in peace and solitude, Siegfried yearns to discover who his real parents were and live amongst his own kind, not knowing that Odin, father of the Norse gods, has a destiny planned for him: to fight the dragon Fafnir, guardian of the Rheingold. In this second volume, Siegfried sets off from his safe, forest home to find the world of men. With Mimé as his reluctant guide, Siegfried plunges headlong into the dangers of the swamp of the sorcerer Volva, where he learns of his destiny to confront the dragon Fafnir!

SDCC 2013: BOOM! Studios SDCC 2013 Bundle Packs

BOOM! Studios has unveiled its exclusive comic and hard cover items for San Diego Comic-Con 2013, which include exciting new debut material and fan favorite series. For the first time, BOOM! will give fans and collectors a unique opportunity to guarantee they secure every exclusive item by offering four pre-order packages. These pre-order packs will be offered only via the BOOM! Studios web store and will allow purchasers to pick up their items at their convenience from the BOOM! Studios booth in San Diego.

The four special sets that BOOM! Studios will be offering are as follows:

  1. The kaBOOM! Pack: contains all exclusives for the all-ages line, including connecting covers for Adventure Time: Candy Capers: #1 and Adventure Time #18, variant exclusives for Regular Show #1, Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake #1 and #6, Herobear and the Kid #1 Animation Cell, Peanuts #9 and Bravest Warriors #10, the Regular Show Mini-Comic, and trades/hardcovers for Adventure Time Vol. 1 Enchirdion EditionAdventure Time Vol. 2 Mathematical Edition, and Adventure Time Vol. 1 Playing With Fire OGN 3-D variant cover.
  2. The BOOM! Studios Pack: contains all exclusives for the BOOM! Studios line, including variant exclusives for Suicide Risk #1, Six-Gun Gorilla #1 and Day Men #1 as well as the BOOM! exclusive edition of the Fairy Quest: Outlaws hardcover and the hardcover edition of Robocop Vol. 1.
  3. The BOOM! Prestige Pack: contains all hardcover and trade paperback exclusive for both the BOOM! and KaBOOM! Studios lines, including the Regular Show Mini-Comic, Adventure Time Vol. 1 Enchirdion EditionAdventure Time Vol. 2 Mathematical EditionAdventure Time Vol. 1 Playing With Fire OGN 3-D variant cover, the BOOM! exclusive edition of the Fairy Quest: Outlaws hardcover, and Robocop Vol. 1 Hardcover.
  4. The Whole BOOM! Shebang: contains every title listed above for both the BOOM! and KaBOOM! Studios lines. For this package alone, BOOM! will also be offering a limited edition Peanuts Vol. 1 Hardcover (valued at $50) absolutely free to the first 100 orders placed.

While all items will be offered at retail price individually at the BOOM! Studios booth, these special sets will be available only on the BOOM! Studios website for pre-order beginning Monday, July 1st.

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Review – Fairy Quest

FairyQuest_01_preview_Page_1Fairy 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 a chance to check out the series as BOOM! Studios gets the opportunity to release this excellent series from writer Paul Jenkins and artist 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…

I’ve read the entire first volume, but this week sees the release of the second issue. 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, if 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

Preview – Fairy Quest #2

FAIRY QUEST #2

Written by Paul Jenkins
Art Humberto Ramos
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER Artist: Humberto Ramos
Diamond Code: JAN13 0951

The world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side, is a sinister place indeed! The thrilling adventure of Red Riding Hood and her Wolf continues as they try to escape and find sanctuary in a mysterious place called the Real World, all the while staying one step ahead of the dreaded Mister Grimm and his Think Police! 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!

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