Did you really think Fables would be gone forever? Vertigo has announced a new chapter in the Fables by Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus.
While Everafter may not be a Bill Willingham/Mark Buckingham joint, Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus did work on Fables: The Wolf Among Us, and Sturges and Willingham are really good friends, so I have a feeling the new series will be in good hands.
“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,” said FABLES creator Bill Willingham in a statement to the press. “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.”
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. The series will feature fan-favorite characters, including Bo Peep, Peter Piper, Hansel, and Connor Wolf, as well as exciting new characters and a terrifying new villain.
“Everafter is an extraordinary opportunity for us to build onto the stories of characters from Fables that we love, offer new revelations, flesh out the lives of some lesser known characters, and bring brand-new Fables into the mix,” explains artist Travis Moore. “For me, it’s always a joy to get to design new characters; I’m bringing a more dynamic action style to the FABLES community than fans have seen from me.”
Everafter: From the Pages of Fables arrives on September 7th.