The world of Vertigo Comics' "Fables" is returning to print in a new series titled "Everafter: From the Pages of Fables." From the creative team behind "Fables: The Wolf Among Us" -- writers Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus, interior artist Travis Moore and cover artist Tula Lotay -- comes the return of fan-favorite "Fables" characters Bo Peep, Peter Piper, Hansel, and Connor Wolf, in addition to a slate of newcomers.
The description for "Everafter" reads, "In a post-FABLES world where magic abounds, it can be wielded for the greater good or used to sow the ideas of anarchy and terrorism. Enter The Shadow Players, a global network of agents-both Fable and mundane-tasked with policing a newly enchanted world and protecting humanity from itself."
"EVERAFTER is a spy thriller featuring a covert-ops team whose mission is to save this newly magical world from itself," co-writer Dave Justus told the Vertigo Comics blog. "The story has a uniquely Vertigo flair, filled with twists, double-crosses, and agents willing to give their lives for (fairy) queen and (goblin) country!"
"We've always hated that feeling of getting to the end of a great book and wondering, 'But then what happened?'" said co-writer Matthew Sturges. "Bill Willingham planted so many seeds in the final issue of FABLES that it was impossible for us to let it lie."
Creator Bill Willingham gave his blessing for the series, saying, "The terrific job Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, and Travis Moore did on the comic adaptations of the Wolf Among Us video games made them the perfect team to carry this new spin-off series...There are some terrific surprises ahead in a world that is no longer mundy. What happens in a world that now knows about Fables and the sharp rise of magic in their midst? EVERAFTER is going to show us."
"Everafter: From the Pages of Fables" kicks off in September.