Fairlady, A Fantasy Detective Comic From Image, Promises 30 Page Stories for $3.99

This week sees the debut of Fairlady #1, a new Image Comics title from Brian Schirmer, Claudia Balboni, Marissa Louise and Shari Chankhamma. Described as having the procedural case-solving of Magnum, P.I. and Fables, but set in a vibrant, Rat Queens-like high fantasy world. It also promises a complete thirty page story in each issue for it’s $3.99 price.

Considering that the same from Marvel’s War Of The Realms #1 this past week cost you $5.99, and it was only chapter one, sounds a much better deal.

Here’s the trailer and solicits for the first three issues…

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FAIRLADY #1
(W) Brian Schirmer (A/CA) Claudia Balboni, Marissa Louise
SERIES PREMIERE

Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over?

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.

Writer Brian Schirmer, artist Claudia Balboni (Star Trek), and colorist Marissa Louise team up for FAIRLADY-an all-new series with the procedural case-solving of Magnum, P.I. and Fables, but set in a vibrant, RAT QUEENS-like high fantasy world.

Plus, this-and every-issue contains a complete 30-page story! In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

FAIRLADY #2
(W) Brian Schirmer (A/CA) Claudia Balboni, Marissa Louise
When a Fairman is declared dead after a mishap with a dragon, his widow hires Jenner Faulds-the land’s only Fairlady-to prove otherwise. Jenner’s investigation will bring her head-to-head with the local constabulary, surly Fairmen, and deadly black marketeers.In Shops: May 15, 2019
Final Orders Due: Apr 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99

FAIRLADY #3
(W) Brian Schirmer (A/CA) Claudia Balboni, Shari Chankhamma
When her client turns up dead, Fairlady Jenner Faulds thinks her biggest task will be figuring out whodunnit. Instead, she learns that the client was an imposter, that the assassin(s) might still be after the real guy, and that she might yet have a bigger role to play.In Shops: Jun 19, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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