Writer Brian Schirmer, artist Claudia Balboni (Star Trek), and colorist Marissa
Louise team up for Fairladyâ€”an all-new fantasy series from Image Comics this April.
“I realized that there wasn’t a fantasy series that focused on a female private detective, and then I realized how much I needed that to be a thing,” said Schirmer. “I took a love of ’70s and ’80s shows like Magnum, P.I. and The Rockford Files, poured that into a big bowl of Middle Earth, and added dashes of China MiÃ©ville, Michael Moorcock and Mignola, and Barbarians Conan and Thundarr. Then we dropped in a tough outsider in the form of our protagonist, Jenner Faulds, the land’s only female private investigator. Let the limitless stories begin!”
In Fairlady, after posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a â€œFairmanâ€â€”a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didnâ€™t end on the battlefield, and as the only â€œFairlady,â€ Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feldâ€™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.
Fairlady #1 Cover A by Balboni and Louise (Diamond Code FEB190020) andFairlady #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.
Fairlady #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
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