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Graphic Novels

See new interpretations of favorite fairy tales and characters.

by Bill Willingham

Legends in Exile (Fables, Book 1) by  Bill WillinghamAnimal Farm (Fables, Book 2) by  Bill WillinghamFables 3: Storybook Love by  Bill Willingham

Fables 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham Fables Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons by Bill WillinghamFables Vol. 6: Homelands by Bill Willingham

Fables Vol. 7: Arabian Nights (and Days) by Bill WillinghamFables: Wolves by Bill Willingham Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham

Fables 9: Sons of Empire by Bill Willingham Fables 10: The Good Prince by Bill Willingham Fables 11: War and Pieces by Bill Willingham

Fables 12: The Dark Ages by Bill Willingham

Jack of Fables (Spin-off series)

Jack of Fables Vol. 1: The (Nearly) Great Escape by Bill Willingham Jack of Fables Vol. 2: Jack of Hearts by Bill Willingham

Jack of Fables 3Jack of Fables 4: AmericanaJack of Fables 5: Turning Pages

Graphic novel compilations of the Fables comic book series from Vertigo.

Fables Covers: The Art of James Jean Vol. 1

Fairies Tell

Fairies Tell 1 by Lynx Delirium

Fairies Tell #1.1 by Lynx Delirium
The debut issue of this ongoing series recounts the tragic story of Little Miss Muffet as Missy Muffet encounters Itsy Bitsy Spider. Will Missy's uncontrollable obsession lead her into darkness? This issue also features appearances by many of the other characters such as Alice, Georgie Porgie, Rose Red, Queen Mab and more who will take the spotlight in future issues as well as a Missy Muffet pinup by artist Phil Good (Teen Titans Go!) and the short story of Old Mother Hubbard!

Coming Up:
Fairies Tell #1.2 - Little Bo Peep; Georgie Porgie
Fairies Tell #1.3 - Little Jack Horner with a specatular pinup of Jack by Patrick Fillion (Naked Justice)

Published by Carabosse Comics

Maxx Hamm, Fairy Tale Detective

Max Hamm: Fairy Tale Detective: Volume 3
Now the first four volumes are available in one volume!

Max Hamm: Fairy Tale Detective: Volume 1 The Big SleepMax Hamm: Fairy Tale Detective: Volume 2

Max Hamm: Fairy Tale Detective: Volume 3Max Hamm: Fairy Tale Detective: Volume 3

Frank Cammuso writes and produces this fun series featuring Max Hamm, Fairy Tale Detective and some better known characters from fairy tale and fable. Think the hard boiled detective meets the third little pig with Snow White as the femme fatale.

Nightmares and Fairy Tales

Nightmares & Fairytales Volume 1: Once Upon a TimeNightmares & Fairytales Volume 2

Nightmares & Fairy Tales is a continuing series filled with dark fairy tales and horror stories, all narrated by Annabelle, a disturbingly creepy-cute little doll. Issue one focuses on Morgan who has just recently acquired Annabelle along with the troubles of her deranged friend Dominique. Morgan finds herself wrapped up in a series of horrible events, it seems that all her friends are turning up dead and poor Morgan is afraid that she may be responsible for the murders. Join Annabelle (our narrator) in the first of many spooky stories to come. N&FT is written by Serena Valentino of Gloomcookie fame, and illustrated by the amazing Singapore-based artist Foo Swee Chin (or Fsc, as she prefers).

Many of the story arcs in this series use fairy tale themes from tales such as Cinderella and Snow White.

You can read more about the series on SlaveLabor.com.

Big Book of Grimm

Over 50 artists render familiar tales from the Grimms in graphic form. Don't miss Charles Vess' contribution!

Castle Waiting

Castle Waiting by Linda Medley

Castle Waiting Volume 1: Lucky Road by Linda MedleyCastle Waiting Volume 1: Lucky Road by Linda MedleyCastle Waiting The Curse Of Brambly Hedge by Linda Medley

Castle Waiting (from the publisher): "The multiple Harvey and Eisner award-winning fantasy is now collected in one volume!

"The 450-page Castle Waiting graphic novel tells the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil—but about being a hero in your own home.

"For the first time, Fantagraphics' Castle Waiting collects the entire story into one mammoth volume—and includes the concluding chapter written and drawn especially for this volume.

"Wittily reinterpreting the Grimm Brothers classic tale "Briar Rose" (Sleeping Beauty) as a story of love, enchantment, and sibling rivalry, the opening chapter "The Curse Of Brambly Hedge" sets the stage for the story.

"In the second chapter, "The Lucky Road," Lady Jain's fairy-tale life turns out not-so-happily ever after, as she leaves to search for Castle Waiting, a wondrous, mythical refuge where "all are welcome." Jain soon finds the castle is very much a home as well as a refuge, and learns to fit in with its eccentric inhabitants as she discovers how she can help them bring the lonesome, dilapidated place back to life.

"The third chapter, "Solicitine," tells the story of Peaceful Warren, a young woman destined and determined to live an unconventional life. From the barroom to the circus to the convent and beyond, this chapter is a tale of an extraordinary adventure, an extraordinary friendship, and of making a place for oneself in the world.

"An artist with 20 years' experience in comics and children's books, Linda Medley lavishly illustrates Castle Waiting in a classic visual style reminiscent of Arthur Rackham and William Heath Robinson. Blending elements from a variety of sources—fairy tales, folklore, nursery rhymes—Medley tells the story of the everyday lives of fantastic characters with humor, intelligence, and insight into human nature. Castle Waiting can be read on multiple levels and can be enjoyed by children and literate adults."

Junko Mizuno

Cinderalla by Junko Mizuno Hansel and Gretel by Junko Mizuno

Cinderalla: This is the classic fairy tale turned on its head. In Cinderalla, Dad and the stepsisters are zombies, the family runs a yakitori restaurant, and the prince is so sick he’s on a permanent IV support system. Junko Mizuno’s work possesses a postfeminist consciousness, and the book’s psychedelic tone is enhanced by the artist’s playful, “grotesque-cute” color illustrations.

Hansel and Gretel: Everyone knows Hansel and Gretel - Hansel's the squatty kid with a tuna can strapped over his mouth to prevent it from shattering everything around him; Gretel's the tall, pink-haired schoolgirl in the sailor suit, attacking bullies with her bamboo sword. At least that's Junko Mizuno's version! In this twisted take on the classic fairy tale, the kids' parents run the mountain grocery store, fielding visits from the green girls who grow spinach from their scalps and the 40-foot-tall piglet who slices cuts to order off his big belly. More madness comes with the arrival of Queen Marilyn and her insidious black magic! Can the kids save the day? This novel represents a new phase in Mizuno's art, one marked by psychedelic hues that give the arresting story the feel of a dark dream. This tale from the master of the cute and the grotesque is color illustrated throughout.


Pretear 1 by Kaori Naruse, Junichi SatouPretear 2 by Kaori Naruse, Junichi Satou

Pretear 3 by Kaori Naruse, Junichi SatouPretear 4 by Kaori Naruse, Junichi SatouPretear DVD set by Kaori Naruse, Junichi Satou

Pretear (4 volumes): Himeno is a high school freshman who's having trouble adjusting to the lifestyle of the very rich. Her father Kaoru is a one-time famous author of young girls' novels. One of his greatest fans was Natsue, a wealthy woman who liked Kaoru so much that she snatched him up from the rundown apartment and married him! But Himeno's life is far from rosy. Her dad tends to take the side of Natsue rather than her, and Natsue's two daughters from a previous marriage aren't very fond of their new stepsister. One day, Himeno takes a shortcut to school and meets a young boy. When she takes the boy's hand, she's transported to a fantasy world that lies on the brink of extinction. And the one person that can stop it is the girl called "Pretear."

Marvel Comics Fairy Tales Special Editions

Avengers Fairy Tales by C. B. Cebulski (Author), Joao Lemos (Author), Nuno Plati (Author), Takeshi Miyazawa (Author), Ricardo Tercio (Author)Spider-Man Fairy TalesX-Men Fairy Tales

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Fables 11: War and Pieces by Bill Willingham

Jack of Fables 4: Americana

Jack of Fables 3

Fables 9: Sons of Empire by Bill Willingham

Max Hamm: Fairy Tale Detective: Volume 3

Big Book of Grimm

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