Image Comics recently launched the whodunit fantasy series Fairlady, written by Brian Schirmer (Black Jack Ketchum) with artist Claudia Balboni (Star Trek) and colorist Marissa Louise (Hex Wives). Following early fan support from the West Coast signing tour, Fairlady #1 is getting a second printing.
The debut issue and each following issue will feature a complete 30-page story and blends the procedural case-solving of Magnum, P.I. and Fables, with a Rat Queens-like fantasy aesthetic.
In Fairlady, 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.
Fairlady #1, second printing will be available on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 22. It will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms.