Fiction Squad 1

Fablewood is a pretty dangerous place, but no area is
more dangerous than the City of Rimes, deep in the heart of the Children’s
Realm. After transferring in from the realm of Mystery, a failed detective from
an unfinished prose novel, Frankie Mack, is about to uncover a conspiracy that
could unmake storytelling itself. After Humpty Dumpty is pushed to crack and
Jack (of Jack and Jill) goes AWOL, Frankie and his partner, Simple Simon, are
put on the case.
One would think that it’d be nearly impossible for me to
miss any awesome Kickstarters.  With so
many though, it’s bound to happen, and I’ve let more slip by than I’d like to
admit.  Case in point, I missed out on
BOTH of the Fairy Quest ones* (which I absolutely have to grab now), as well as
for this new spinoff Fiction Squad. 
Luckily, I still got to enjoy the first issue, even if I don’t have it
in hand.  Or with the cool exclusive
I love anything that has its roots in fairy tales, so
this was an immediate interest for me. 
Based on the Fablewood world, this looks to specifically follow the
adventures of realm transferee Frankie Mack. 
That in itself is one of the things that I adored about this universe,
is the multiple genre realms that are tied in together.  Now that he’s in the City of Rimes, Frankie
finds himself having to solve the crimes involving beloved fairy tales and
their characters.  First on the list in
this issue is who assaulted Humpty Dumpty, and he hopes to crack this case
quickly.  Egg pun included free of
Right from the cover, all the way through to the very
end, the art is just spectacular.  I
always appreciate when a book consistently has good artwork that mirrors the
cover and grabs me right away.  The
illustrations are so full of life, and the colors – wow the colors are just
fantastic.  If the premise of these books
wasn’t enough to sell me and make me want to get the first two volumes, the art
did the job.
I can’t sell up this book enough.  If you also dropped the ball like I did and
let Fairy Quest slip by, go out and grab it like I intend to.  In the mean time, this is totally a great way
to break into the Fablewood setting and is well worth picking up right away.

For more on Fiction Squad or other Boom titles, check out Boom! Studios.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

*in my defense, I think I actually saw the second one but just couldn’t spare the cash at the time.

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