NULL FAERIES #1
Writer(s): Chad Cicconi
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (pencils, inks), Eddy Swan (colors), Adam Wollett (letters)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (Covers A, B), Sorah Suhng (Variant – Cover C)
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
In NULL FAERIES, the latest release from Action Lab’s Danger Zone imprint, a massive shipment of pixie dust is stolen from the Faerie Queen, she must summon a forgotten champion — wounded, aged, and mortal — back into service as her Inquisitor, to solve the Faerie crime of the century and save the Faerie world from ruin. This story will appeal to adult fans of fantasy or magical worlds like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. It will also appeal to folks who enjoy Sherlock Holmes, police procedurals, and especially re-tellings of timeless myths, re-interpreted with modern sensibility, like Wicked or Into the Woods.
NULL FAERIES is a clever, beautiful, and thrilling interpretation of myths inherent in our culture and other cultures throughout the world. It shows us that the Faeries we read about in children’s stories or look for at twilight out of the corner of our eyes are not child-like or simple, but are fierce warriors, and experience crises, problems, intrigue, passions and sorrows as deep or deeper than any human would imagine, as they strive to serve and protect humanity from the dark forces of our world.
Creator/writer Chad Cicconi comments, “I first and foremost want readers to experience an exciting fantasy tale with a rich setting and compelling characters, that draws them along in wonder, horror, suspense and joy in equal measure as it unfolds. But more than that, I want readers to gain a renewed appreciation for our shared backdrop of myth and ‘faerie tales’, and appreciate how present and ripe our collective ‘fantasy’ world is with possibilities for new and enchanting stories.”
He continues to say, “Writing and drawing NULL FAERIES has been a journey of discovery, of frustration, of anticipation and despair. In creating it I have pushed myself beyond where I thought my capabilities were, and I am both proud and humbled by the result. Like the story’s main character, we have all felt alone and powerless in a world animated by forces we cannot touch. But, like her, intellect, work and perseverance can carry us through. To have the chance to place the Null Faeries in your hands is the culmination of 20+ year’s work as an amateur writer, and 10+ years’ work as a comic book artist. I sincerely hope you enjoy the journey of reading it as much as I did creating it.”
The first issue of this six issue fantasy epic story arc for NULL FAERIES will be available in a comic store near you on January 9th, 2019. Pre-order the three available covers with the