The first issue of X-Men: Fairy Tales, the series combining mutants and cultural myths and legends, has sold out at Diamond.
"Once upon a time, when I had the original idea of doing X-Men Fairy Tales, I never would have imagined it would have been this well received," says writer C.B. Cebulski. "Waking up to news of a sell out just makes my day. My heartfelt thanks go out to all the fans and retailers, as well as the fine folks at Marvel, who took a chance on this book and helped make X-Men: Fairy Tales the success that it is. It's good to see this story ends happily ever after."
Cebulski also hinted at possible stories in the future. "It's great to see that the combination of these timeless international fairy tales and classic Marvel stories are being embraced by readers of all ages. Who knows? Maybe the Avengers are next in line for a series of storybook retellings!"
The next issue, X-Men: Fairy Tales #2, features an X-Men reinvisioning of the ancient African tale "The Friendship of the Tortoise and the Eagle." The tragic origin of Professor Xavier and Magneto is show anew in this innovative take on a classic tale.
X-Men: Fairy Tales #2 is sure to be just as successful as the first issue thanks to illustrations by none-other-than Eisner Award-winning comics legend Kyle Baker. And you have to pick it up to see Xavier and Magneto as you have never seen them before: as a tortoise and an eagle.
Marvel currently has no plans of going back to press on X-Men: Fairy Tales #1. Copies may still be available at the retailer level.
X-MEN: FAIRY TALES #2 (OF 4) (APR062072)
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI
Pencils & Cover by KYLE BAKER
A re-imagining of the tragic origin of Professor Xavier and Magneto! In the ancient African tale, "The Friendship of the Tortoise and the Eagle," dangerous circumstances cause two pals to take violently different life paths. This tale of friendship and fate is masterfully illustrated by Eisner Award-winning comics legend Kyle Baker (Why I Hate Saturn, Captain America: The Truth, Plastic Man)!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
FOC - 6/1/2006, On Sale - 6/21/2006