Published on February 9th, 2016 | by Richard Boom

Uncover The “Tooth Fairy Murder Mystery” In ‘Fake Empire’

Fake Empire TPB Vol 1 Cover PrelimFAKE EMPIRE, a fantastical new full-length graphic novel, releases from Darby Pop Publishing and Magnetic Press on March 30th. The fantasy/ crime thriller was written by Eric Palicki and illustrated by Vinnie Rico, with colors by Fred C. Stresing, letters by Erica Schultz, and a cover illustration from Sina Grace.

“There are few writers whose upcoming works I await as anxiously as those of writer Eric Palicki. Period.” — Dirk Manning, TALES OF MR. RHEE, WRITE OR WRONG, NIGHTMARE WORLD.

Logline: When the Tooth Fairy is brutally murdered, her Sisters desperately search for the Killer. What they find instead is a terrible truth regarding their own Parents, and the steps that have been taken to keep their kingdom hidden from Humankind.

Fake Empire TPB artworkSynopsis: Who killed the Tooth Fairy? Fairies have always existed in secret, living side-by-side with humankind. But, when one of his daughters is murdered, King Oberon tasks his remaining offspring — a newly-minted NYPD detective (Charli) and a wingless, feral “black sheep” (Lucy) — with finding her killer by any means necessary. As Charli and Lucy are sucked deeper into the mystery, and certain danger, they begin to uncover the extraordinary measures their Kingdom has taken to keep their society “safe” in an increasingly violent world. For Charli and Lucy, discovering the truth will mean confronting their own blood-drenched legacy.

“With a clean art style that subverts its noir sensibilities, FAKE EMPIRE will appeal to fans of Preacher and Vertigo-era Hellblazer. As inquisitive detectives in a fantastic setting, Lucy and Charli hold their own alongside Joss Whedon’s ANGEL, Richard Kadrey’s SANDMAN SLIM, and Jim Butcher’s HARRY DRESDEN. But, it’s the political intrigue and familial revelations that truly make FAKE EMPIRE special,” said Jeff Kline, founder of Darby Pop Publishing.

fakeempirecvrink03_csmOr, as Adrianne Palicki (Agents of Shield, John Wick, G.I. Joe) has commented: “Who knew fairies could be so badass?”

FAKE EMPIRE hits comic book stores and bookstores on Wednesday, March 30th at a $14.99 cover price. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code JAN161563. It can also be pre-ordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound where it’ll be available for sale on April 12th.

For a listing of FAKE EMPIRE, visit

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About the Author

Richard is the driving force behind Comics for Sinners. His love and admiration for female comic book characters is virtually unparalleled, which immediately explains his biggest 'sin': his Hot Mummy fetish. This sketchbook theme is philogynistic in nature and even the source of his WIP comic book series "The Sisterhood".

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