Briar: Vol. 1 (Paperback)
What would have happened had the Prince not kissed Sleeping Beauty and woken her up? She would have slept through the destruction of her people and woken up emaciated and feral. That’s what! Here lies another excellent twisted fairytale to add to your to-be-read stack. Boom! Studios continue to produce fantastic limited-run comics with really freakin’ engaging stories. Amazing art and a cool layout are all part of the comic experience, and this would be a great choice to get acquainted with comics for the first time, and if you’re already an aficionado, you’ll quickly see what a good choice it is. This team also worked on The Many Deaths of Laila Starr, so if you liked that, pick this up!
— From Juicy June Staff Picks
An apocalyptically dark take on Sleeping Beauty for fans of Monstress and Grim!
What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and had to save herself instead? One-hundred years after Briar Rose first fell into her slumber, the sleeper has now become the sleepwalker, and she must face a brutal, bleak world ruled by a tyrant from her past. Burdened by prophecy and betrayal, it will take everything Briar and her band of misfits have to survive the wasteland where magic went to die. As they journey through a land of untold terrors, Briar nurtures a burning pledge of vengeance. But will it be enough to bring some semblance of a happy ending to the land… and her heart? Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell (Iron Man, The United States of Captain America, Halt and Catch Fire) and rising star artist Germán García (Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land) reimagine the classic tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure. Collects Briar #1-4.