Magnum PI Meets Fables In ‘Fairlady’ From Image Comics

by Oliver MacNamee

If you liked Fables or the Disney rip-off Once Upon A Time, then you may well want to check out this new one from Image Comics. Writer Brian Schirmer, artist Claudia Balboni (Star Trek), and colourist Marissa Louise, are bringing new fantasy series Fairlady to comic book stores this April from Image Comics

In Fairlady, after posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a “Fairman”—a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn’t end on the battlefield, and as the only “Fairlady,” Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feld’s overlooked mysteries, Jenner finds that the smallest cases hide the biggest secrets.

Fairlady blends the procedural case-solving of Magnum, P.I. and Fables, but is set in a vibrant, Rat Queens-like high fantasy world. This debut issue and each following issue will feature a complete 30-page story.

From this elaborate advert-preview it looks like a fun premise with some equally fun characters too. And, who doesn’t like a good cop drama. Even if it is set in a world of make believe.

Fairlady #1 Cover A by Balboni and Louise (Diamond Code FEB190020) and Fairlady #1 Cover B by Tula Lotay (Diamond Code FEB190021) will be available on Wednesday, April 10. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 18.

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