Last month, we told you that the new Vertigo original graphic novel FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND debuted at #1 on THE NEW YORK TIMES’ Hardcover Graphic Books Best Seller list. Today, we’re pleased to share with you that last week’s NEW YORK TIMES’ Graphic Books Best Seller lists featured yet another title from within the FABLES universe: FAIREST, VOL. 1: WIDE AWAKE.
From Sleeping Beauty to Rapunzul, to fan favorite Cinderella, FAIREST explores the lives of some of the loveliest ladies in their respective homelands told by a rotating array of today’s best storytellers and artists.
Collecting issues #1-6 and written by FABLES ongoing series writer Bill Willingham with art by Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman, The Invisibles) and issue #7 written by Matt Sturges with art by Shawn McManus, FAIREST VOL. 1: WIDE AWAKE tells the story of Sleeping Beauty. Cursed at birth by a fairy godmother, Sleeping Beauty, otherwise known as Princess Briar Rose, has been awakened by true love’s kiss. But Ali Baba, Prince of Thieves, doesn’t seem a likely candidate for knowing true love. So how did his kiss work? And why does the icy Snow Queen want her captured? Get ready to find out just who is the fairest of them all.
For more on FAIREST, check out THE NEW YORK TIMES’ ARTS BEAT BLOG’s accompanying post to last week’s Graphic Books Best Seller lists. To read the full Hardcover list, including THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, VOL. 1, FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND, and Time Home Entertainment’s TOTALLY MAD: 60 YEARS OF HUMOR, SATIRE, STUPIDITY AND STUPIDITY, click here. And don’t forget to take a look at the full Paperback Graphic Book Best Seller list, featuring FAIREST, VOL. 1: WIDE AWAKE. Congratulations to all!