FAIRLADY 1

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over? 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. Writer Brian Schirmer, artist Claudia Balboni (Star Trek), and colorist Marissa Louise team up for FAIRLADY—an all-new series with the procedural case-solving of Magnum P.I. and Fables, but set in a vibrant, RAT QUEENS-like high fantasy world. Plus, this—and every—issue contains a complete 30-page story!

Let’s just preface this with if you’re not into witty female heroines you probably should not read this comic. But man, if you are, this is right up your alley. I also want to say that, as a woman, I appreciate artists that don’t over sexualize female heroines. I think it speaks volumes to the younger generation that could be reading these comics that a female can be bad ass without her boobs and butt hanging out or having a super tight outfit on.  Jenner is fully covered and fully bad ass.

I really enjoy the partnership between Jenner and Oanu. They have this trust in each other without necessarily knowing everything about each other. It’s interesting mainly because Jenner does not need him to really be there. She can beat the news out of people the same way he can but I think they both like having each other around. That is how it goes with most hero duos. They can do it themselves but having some form of support is always better.

This comic had me laughing within the first couple of panels. The whole “you shouldn’t have said that” line is one of my favorites.  Plus the guy being punched in the face by Oanu (who is basically a giant cat man) and it saying PAWWWW. That is the good stuff. Jenner has plenty of other witty moments which I do not want to spoil.  

As I said earlier I enjoyed the way the characters were portrayed. This book did a great job of building the characters and the world that they are in. It also has some deeper issues, like racism. You realize that Oanu’s race is not liked or respected. I am looking forward to the next book. From what I have read there will be a mystery they solve each book but also an overarching storyline.

I give this book a Gotta Go!.

Seriously get it on your shelves. Well, off your shelves because you should be reading it.

RATING: GOTTA GO!