Now, An Endless Lullaby...
it won't put you to sleep...
the wake of movies like Shrek and comics series like Fables
and the underrated Max Hamm, Fairytale Detective, Alias
put their own spin on things.
resisted. What could be done differently that Bill Willingham
hadn't already turned on its head?
Wisdom Seeker proved me, once again, to have jumped to conclusions
instead of waiting and seeing.
without being alienating for younger readers, Lullaby: Wisdom
Seeker put an intriguing spin on some denizens of children's
literature. Their take on Pinocchio? Brilliant. And Alice
-- well, she's not exactly Alice, but as "The Hand
of the Queen," a strong character in her own right.
These aren't the fictions you know, but they're some you'd
want to get to know. So I greet this news from Alias with
ALIAS Comics's LULLABY:WISDOM SEEKER hit shelves earlier
this year to massive critical and popular acclaim. It's
not hard to see why; the book featured a fairy-tale story
featuring many popular literary characters and had a fun,
manga-styled look to boot. Readers enjoyed following the
adventures of Jim Hawkins, Pinnochio, Alice (from Wonderland),
Red Riding Hood and the Pied Piper as their individual journeys
crossed paths and the fellowship was formed.
now the adventure continues with LULLABY: the series, the
continuing saga of these characters as they search for the
source of a mysterious evil that is pervading their lives
and causing strange things to happen in the world of fairy
took a big risk with LULLABY, and I'm glad we did,"
said Mike S. Miller, Executive Director of ALIAS Comics
and Writer/Director for the project. "When we started,
people were telling us that there was no way an all-ages
book could succeed in the comic book market. But fans have
really enjoyed the story, and Hector Sevilla is becoming
very well known for his unique style of art and visual storytelling."
first issue of the new saga will debut in September, 2005
and will continue the story written by Miller and Ben Avery
(THE HEDGE KNIGHT, THE IMAGINARIES, ARMOR QUEST, THE OZ/WONDERLAND
CHRONICLES). Hector Sevilla will also continue to astound
with more of his incredible talent as a creator, conceptual
artist and storyteller. Ulises Arreola is also back adding
the incredible painted colors that have astounded fans by
a real joy to be working on a book that appeals to people
of different tastes and ages,” said Miller. “LULLABY
has fans that span just about every type of audience, and
we’re glad to know that our hard work in bringing
this story to print has been met with such enthusiasm.”
advance edition of the trade paperback collecting the original
story was one of our top sellers at the WizardWorld Chicago
this past weekend,” said Sean J. Jordan, Managing
Editor for ALIAS Comics. “Retailers and fans alike
love this book, and we nearly sold out of our entire stock
before the show ended. Based on the number of people who
we spoke to over the weekend, we anticipate that the next
series is going to be huge.”
#1 will ship with 4 separate covers: one by Hector Sevilla,
one by Jack 'Lions, Tigers and Bears' Lawrence, one by Randy
'Emma Frost' Green, and a special retailer incentive cover
by Mike S. Miller.
will be available at comic book retailers everywhere in
September and distributed through Diamond Distributors,
Inc, order code JUL052561.