X-Men Fairy Tales

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X-Men Fairy Tales
Cover to X-Men Fairy Tales #1 (July 2006). Art by Sana Takeda.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule monthly
Format Limited series
Publication date(s) July 2006-October 2006
No. of issues 4
Creative team
Written by C. B. Cebulski
Artist(s) Sana Takeda
Letterer(s) Tom Valente

The X-Men Fairy Tales is a 4-part mini-series that was created by ex-editor C. B. Cebulski, with art by Sana Takeda.[1] It was published by Marvel Comics in 2006.

The 4-part mini-series seeks to re-enact the adventures told throughout the original X-Men comics, just through folk lore and fairy tales instead.[2] It was the first of the Marvel Fairy Tales which went to tell similar stories for other Marvel titles.

Release information[edit]

When X-Men Fairy Tales Volume 1 came out, it was sold out by May 2006.[3] Shortly there-after Volume 2 hit the shelves on June 21, 2006.[4]

Part 1[edit]

Specs[edit]

Release Date Written By Art By # of Pages
May 17, 2006 C.B.Cebulski Sana Takeda 32 Full Color Pages

Description[edit]

This volume re-enacts the old tale of Momotarō. It sets the X-Men into this story to play out the traditional roles of the characters within the original. Within the story, Momotaro has the abilities of the X-Man Cyclops, allowing him to shoot beams from his eyes. Because of this ability he remains in seclusion, until a great monk comes to him (symbolism as Professor X came to him during the original X-Men series) and convinces him to use his power for good. From this, they go off to defeat a horde of demons.[5]

Part 2[edit]

Specs[edit]

Release Date Written By Art By # of Pages
June 21, 2006 C.B.Cebulski Kyle Baker 32 Full Color Pages

Description[edit]

This volume retells the ancient story called "The Friendship of the Tortoise and the Eagle". It replays the old story of how Magneto and Professor Xavier originally met, but it's played through as the story of the fairy tale.[6]

Part 3[edit]

Specs[edit]

Release Date Written By Art By # of Pages
July 7, 2006 C.B.Cebulski Bill Sienkiewicz 32 Full Color Pages

Description[edit]

A blind Cyclops awakens the princess (Jean Grey) from her sleep, only to find that Wolverine is determined to keep her under her spell, or worse, dead.

Part 4[edit]

Specs[edit]

Release Date Written By Art By # of Pages
October, 2006 C.B.Cebulski Kei Kobayashi 32 Full Color Pages

Description[edit]

Pulling upon some fairy tales that originated in New Orleans, the love between Gambit and Rogue is re-created, though the roles are reversed, with Rogue/Anna as the ghost-communicating thief and Gambit on the side of the law with his partner, Bishop. Mystique takes the form of the voodoo witch that sells Rogue's talent, along with her other daughter, Irene. Coming home after closing, Rogue is surprised to have a customer, Emma Frost asking for her services. It is then that Emma's intent is not to communicate with the dead, but to control them, and she, along with the members of Hellfire will stop at nothing do so.[7][8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Overview Archived October 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.- Overview
  2. ^ fairy tales- Fairy Tales
  3. ^ Sellout Date-Sellout Date
  4. ^ Number 2 Release- Number 2 Release
  5. ^ Volume One- Volume One
  6. ^ Number 2- Number 2
  7. ^ Part 3- Part 3
  8. ^ Part 3 - 2nd ref Archived December 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.- 2nd Ref

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Cover Art - The cover art for the 4 comics.