Cover for Fairest #1 (May 2012). Art by Adam Hughes.
|Genre||Contemporary fantasy, dark fantasy, urban fantasy|
|Publication date||March 2012 – January 2015|
|Number of issues||33|
|Main character(s)||Briar Rose, The Snow Queen, Ali Baba, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, Princess Alder, Reynard the Fox, Nalayani, Prince Charming, Goldilocks, Cinderella|
|Writer(s)||Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, Lauren Beukes, Sean E. Williams, Marc Andreyko|
|Penciller(s)||Phil Jimenez, Shawn McManus, Inaki Miranda, Barry Kitson, Stephen Sadowski, Phil Jimenez, Meghan Hetrick-Murante|
|Inker(s)||Andy Lanning, Shawn McManus|
Fairest, a spin-off of Fables, is a monthly comic series created by Bill Willingham, published by DC's Vertigo. Fairest details the adventures and stories of Fabletown's female citizens and heroines. Willingham has stated that Fairest will comprise a lengthy six-issue story arc followed by a single, standalone issue.
It was announced in November 2013 that the series would end in early 2015.
Aldered States (issue 14): Princess Alder tells her tales of woe to Reynard the Fox.
The Return of the Maharaja (issue 15 to 20): When Nalayani's village is attacked, she is sent on a quest that will transform all of Fables forever.
Of Men and Mice (issue 21 to 26): After an assassination attempt on Snow White, Cinderella is called back into service to unravel an age-old conspiracy that dates back to that fateful midnight ball.
Clamour for Glamour (issue 27 to 32): Refugees from Fabletown have returned to New York's Castle Dark, and Reynard, now able to shapeshift from fox to man, travels the mundane world to regale the animals with tales of his exploits.
(issue 33): final issue
|#||Title||ISBN||Release date||Collected material|
|1||Fairest Vol. 1: Wide Awake||ISBN 1-4012-3550-6||November 27, 2012||Fairest #1–7|
|2||Fairest Vol. 2: Hidden Kingdom||ISBN 1-4012-4021-6||July 30, 2013||Fairest #8-14|
|3||Fairest Vol. 3: The Return of the Maharaja||ISBN 1-4012-4593-5||June 3, 2014||Fairest #15-20|
|4||Fairest Vol. 4: Of Men and Mice||ISBN 1-4012-5005-X||October 7, 2014||Fairest #21-26|
|5||Fairest Vol. 5: Clamor for the Glamor||ISBN 1-4012-5426-8||August 19, 2015||Fairest #27-33|
|Fairest In All the Land||ISBN 1-4012-3900-5||November 26, 2013||Original Graphic Novel|
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- "Bill Willingham Explains Why FABLES is Ending with #150". Newsarama.com. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Fairest In All the Land". Retrieved 4 July 2013.
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