Monday, August 23, 2010

Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love

Cinderella: From Fabletown with LoveCinderella: From Fabletown with Love Chris Roberson

Here we go! This is the first Fables-verse story where Bill Willingham doesn't get top billing. In fact, he's not even on the cover. He's listed as a consultant on the title page...

Long-term fans of the series know that Cinderella appears as a flaky socialite, but is really one of Fabletown's top spies. Sometime after the war, before Fabletown is destroyed, Cinderella is sent on a mission to see who is smuggling guns into the Homelands and smuggling magic items into Mundy.

She has to team up with Aladdin and face some demons from her past...

Meanwhile, there's her cover life back in Fabletown, as the owner of a shoe store that she's too busy jetting around the world to actually work in. Crispin, her poor abused employee has some own ideas up his sleeves about what type of shoes they should be selling...

Very fun. I liked the adventure of it-- I fun spy story with some fun twists. I also liked the world of Ultima Thule (think East of the Sun, West of the Moon). The art was a little weird-- for the most part, it looked like most of the Fables art, but the Beast was a little off as was Cinderella in profile. BUT! I did like all the pink and how it was used to outline certain frames and panels.

And, of course we get more Frau Tottenkinder-- just what types of favors is she asking of Cinderella and will we ever find out?

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm really looking forward to this and I just love the cover. I'm a little behind on Fables and Jack of Fables but hope to catch up soon.