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Aria The Uses of Enchantment (2003) comic books 2002-2004

  • Issue #1
    Aria The Uses of Enchantment (2003) 1

    (W) Brian Holquin (A) Lan Medina The Concept: Somewhere around the corner, just beyond the edge of perception, lies a world you never dreamed existed: A world where creatures of myth and gods long thought dead walk unnoticed among the crowded streets of Manhattan. Aria follows the adventures of Lady Kildare, a faerie princess living in Greenwich Village, and her strange circle of immortal friends. Combining sumptuous illustrations, deeply realized characters and deftly paced narrative, Aria is an unforgettable fairy tale for grown-ups. This Issue: Beginning an all-new miniseries: The Uses of Enchantment, a roadside theme park that flourished in the 1950s, has sat abandoned for decades. When a mysterious invitation literally drops into Kildare's lap, she is led to a remarkable discovery in a genuine magical kingdom hidden away in the Catskill Mountains. But a dark and terrible secret lies buried at the heart of this fairytale land, a reminder of the dangers of getting what you wish for. FC 32pp $2.95 Four-issue finite monthly series In stores the week of February 26th. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    Aria The Uses of Enchantment (2003) 2

    (W) Brian Holquin (A) Lan Medina (cover) Jay Anacleto FC 32pp $2.95 Four-issue finite monthly series In stores the week of April 23rd. The Concept: Somewhere around the corner, just beyond the edge of perception, lies a world you never dreamed existed: A world where creatures of myth and gods long thought dead walk unnoticed among the crowded streets of Manhattan. Aria follows the adventures of Lady Kildare, a faerie princess living in Greenwich Village, and her strange circle of immortal friends. Combining sumptuous illustrations, deeply realized characters and deftly paced narrative, Aria is an unforgettable fairy tale for grown-ups. This Issue: Arriving in a mysterious magic kingdom tucked away in the Catskills, Kildare is the guest of honor at a wondrous feast. We meet a number of unique characters: Hans, a talking Hedgehog; Ember, the Burning Girl; The shadowy Hunter; the remote and icy Queen Joyous -- and a strange being claiming to be Oberon, one-time king of Faerie. But Kildare soon suspects that beneath the foundations of this enchanted land lies a dark and tragic secret. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Aria The Uses of Enchantment (2003) 3

    (W) Brian Holguin (A) Lan Medina (Cover) Jay Anacleto FC 32pp $2.95 Four-issue monthly finite series In stores the week of May 21st The Concept: Somewhere around the corner, just beyond the edge of perception, lies a world you never dreamed existed: a world where creatures of myth and gods long thought dead walk unnoticed among the crowded streets of Manhattan. Aria follows the adventures of Lady Kildare, a faerie princess living in Greenwich Village, and her strange circle of immortal friends. Combining sumptuous illustrations, deeply realized characters and deftly paced narrative, Aria is an unforgettable fairy tale for grown-ups. This issue: After being led to a secret kingdom hidden away in the Catskill Mountains, Kildare discovers that leaving is not an easy thing. All roads through the forest seem to lead her back where she began. While the jealousy of Queen Joyous grows more violent, King Oberon makes an astonishing proposal. Meanwhile, Ember the Burning Girl visits the forbidden library to learn once and for all the nature of the Beast that dwells in the deepest dungeon. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    Aria The Uses of Enchantment (2003) 4

    (W) Brian Holguin (A) Lan Medina (Cover) Jay Anacleto FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly finite series In stores the week of July 23rd THE CONCEPT: Somewhere around the corner, just beyond the edge of perception, lies a world you never dreamed existed: A world where creatures of myth and gods long thought dead walk unnoticed among the crowded streets of Manhattan. Aria follows the adventures of Lady Kildare, a faerie princess living in Greenwich Village, and her strange circle of immortal friends. Combining sumptuous illustrations, deeply realized characters and deftly paced narrative, Aria is an unforgettable fairy tale for grown-ups. THIS ISSUE: Kildare's visit to a mysterious magical kingdom hidden away in the Catskill Mountains of New York comes to a cataclysmic end. Queen Joyous unleashes her revenge and the beast beneath the castle is set free. As the House of Entyre comes crashing down, Kildare finally learns the identity of the enigmatic Oberon and discovers the stunning lie at the heart of this strange little wonderland he has created. Don't miss the conclusion to this unforgettable series. Cover price $2.95.