Expected in May, 2007 is "Spider-Man Fairy Tales," written by C.B. Cebulski and illustrated by Ricardo Tercio. Molly Lazer explained, "We're doing a Little Red Riding Hood issue, which I don't think will be what people expect in regards to who's cast as what character and what we're trying to say using the Little Red Riding Hood story."
Lazer also said that additional "Fairy Tales" issues will feature stories based on Japanese myths and ghost stories; the African tale of the spider Ananse, Alice in Wonderland, the Wizard of Oz, and that a Marvel Cinderella story will also be coming along soon.
Coming later in 2007 is "Avengers Fairy Tales," also written by Cebulski and featuring cover artwork by Claire Wendling. Said Lazer, "Claire Wendling's doing all of our covers. She's done the first one, and it's so beautiful." Illustrating the "Avengers" book will be Joao Lemos. "His designs for that are mind-blowing. They're so simple, but so beautiful. He's putting so much work into it and doing a crazy amount of research into the story." Cebulski's story is a Marvel twist on the tale of Peter Pan, who in the book is represented by Captain America.
C.B. Cebulski posted in his MySpace blog additional images and information about more of these forthcoming "Fairy Tale" projects, noting, "The artistic line-up is incredible, but you'll have to wait for more details on that, I'm afraid."
"The fun thing about 'Avengers Fairy Tales,' like in the 'X-Men Fairy Tales,' " Molly Lazer said, "is that there are so many characters to play with, and each of the characters comes with their own backstory that we can use to compare them to the characters from classic literature and find new and interesting things to say about them. We're trying to not just give the reader an Avengers story and not just the story of Peter Pan or Little Red Riding Hood. We're going to twist it, so they meld together to say something new about both the fairytale characters and the Marvel Universe characters.
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