Fairest is a spin-off of the great Fables–a fairy tale series for grown-ups. The first Fairest arc was by Fables writer, Bill Willingham. This will be the start of a new story arc and the first arc without Willingham. This worries some folks, but it’s exciting to me. The creators of this arc–starring Rapunzel–have not done much at Vertigo. This could be the start for a new Neil Gaiman or Grant Morrison! I haven’t read anything from this writer, but I have seen Inaki Miranda‘s art and it looks fantastic.
Vertigo says: “Part one of “The Hidden Kingdom,” written by 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning writer Lauren Beukes (Zoo City)! Rapunzel’s fast-growing hair is the least of her problems. Her adopted witch mother thinks she’s a slut, origami birds carrying a sinister message are attacking her window – and now, she has to defy Bigby and Snow‘s orders to travel from New York to Tokyo and resolve a mystery from her troubled past. Hungry ghosts, talking cats, vengeful lovers scorned and monstrous yakuza await under the hot neon lights as Rapunzel seeks answers…and vengeance. Don’t miss this exciting jumping-on point to the best-selling Vertigo series which features a star-studded cast of Fables including Frau Totenkinder, Jack of Fables and many others!”