Fairy Quest: Outlaws #1
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Fairy Quest: Outlaws #1

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 6, 2013 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by- side, is a sinister place indeed! Under the watchful eye of the dreaded Mister Grimm and his Think Police, Red Riding Hood and her Wolf must risk everything to try and escape and find sanctuary in a mysterious place called the Real World… Written by industry legend Paul Jenkins (SENTRY, DEATHMATCH) and drawn by comics superstar Humberto Ramos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), the smash Kickstarter with product details success story, FAIRY QUEST, is now available in single issue format for the first time!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 6, 2013

    It’s very rare that I’ll review a series twice. After all, what more could I possibly have to say about it? The thing is, I’m dying to talk about this series. I loved the story and I’m eagerly waiting for more and I’m hoping that these single issues will be the key to making that happen. Also, I just love talking about this book and so a second opportunity is actually pretty awesome. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Justin Barnes Feb 7, 2013

    It's no surprise that I am giving this issue a 10/10. It's one of those stories that you get so involved that you forget that you are reading a comic. I would highly recommend this issue; I'm sure anyone will enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 8, 2013

    Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos are two top names in comics, and they definitely deliver. Sure the market for fairy tale related series is a bit over saturated at the moment, but when one is done right it still stands out. The general theme and the plot of the book feel right, and the twist of Red Riding Hood and the Wolf being friends is actually kind of reminiscent of The Fox and the Hound. . . or that might just be me. Basically it's a fun book and definitely worth checking out, especially if that means volume 2 will come out sooner! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Feb 7, 2013

    Fairy Quest was initially something I was a bit leery of, but, man, I enjoyed it. It's a simple, fun story with wonderful art and fun storytelling. It's an interesting story that takes familiar concepts, things we all grew up with as children, and turns them completely on their heads. I'm very much looking forward to the rest! This issue could be great for anyone looking for something outside the normal superhero fare or something with a bit more relaxed and fun style. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 6, 2013

    Fairy Quest #1 proves itself to be a good choice for young readers, as it deals with relatively straightforward lessons about friendship and loyalty in the face of adversity, but as with any self-respecting all-ages story, it refuses to patronize its audience. Jenkins spins a tale of totalitarianism and resistance into this confection of a story, expertly weaving the heavier themes of oppression and subversion into the brightly colored land of Fablewood. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 6, 2013

    Overall, the project is great. Jenkins' writing, Ramos' art, it's a perfect package and a great buy. And, if the second volume is brought to Kickstarter, be one of the cool kids and hop on board to back the project. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Feb 6, 2013

    Even though it started as a graphic novel, Fairy Quest really lends itself well to the single issue format and I look forward to issue 2. If you are a fan of adventure or the creators, then you owe it to yourself to pick up this extremely strong first issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 9, 2013

    I am not sure the long term plans for this book. The "Outlaws" title seems to imply more than one mini-series and this one is only two issues so I doubt the second issue will resolve a whole lot. Hopefully the series will continue but as far as this issue goes it's a good comic book that is equal parts fun and unique. I highly recommend checking this comic out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Feb 12, 2013

    Paul Jenkins writing brings a whole new perspective to traditional fairy tales with his charming re-imagining of the original stories. Its obvious that he has a firm understanding of the quintessential aspects the genre needs to appeal to the masses, as he scribes a light-hearted adventure tale, with slightly sinister undertones, that will leave readers wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Feb 6, 2013

    Ultimately the story lives and dies by the characters who, quite frankly, don't get a lot of airtime. This issue spends most of its time breaking down the premise and the world they live in. Most pages and panels seem to be created simply to allow Ramos the ability to draw what he likes. That's not completely bad, but the story does read a little thin due to this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 6, 2013

    Last but not least, it feels like Jenkins and Ramos had planned for the eventuality right from the start, offering up a natural break-point halfway through so that "Fairy Quest: Outlaws" #1 wouldn't end in mid-stream. A lot is still going to hinge on the second half of this story, but for now I'm entertained. It's not deep, but it's enough fun to want to see how this wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Feb 7, 2013

    While the concept behind "Fairy Quest" is much more interesting than its bland name might suggest, it doesn't quite hit all the bases. Despite its experimentation, Jenkins unintentionally dulls the book's edge, and even though Ramos's art is in top shape stylistically, he has let his usually honed sense of dynamic motion fall on the wayside. Still, while many all-ages books are fine with treading water, Jenkins and Ramos are trying to push the envelope, and even if the landing hasn't quite stuck, it is an admirable effort. Read Full Review

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