Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cinderella: Fables are Forever #1

I've never really gotten into Bill Winnington's Fables series which sets various characters from fairy tales and folklore into the Vertigo Universe. This new six-issue mini-series from writer Chris Roberson centers around what might be the most accessable character for those unfamiliar to start with - Cinderella.

In the Fables universe Cinderella is Prince Charming's third wife and the world's best secret-agent. A girzzly murder and the calling card of an assassin from Cinderella's past sends her on a mission to Russia in search of a woman she believed was long dead.

I've got to mention the cover by Chrissie Zullo which immediately caught my eye and proved to be the deciding factor in picking up this issue. And I'm glad I did. This super-spy version of Cinderella is an intriguing take on the classic character, and one I wouldn't mind spending a few issues getting to know better.

Although there's not a ton of action in this first issue, we do see Cinderella's spy skills at work as well as learn the identity of the assassin she seeks. I'm not sure how this is going to play out, but it's a strong first issue that will make me take a look at next month's as well. Worth a look.

[Vertigo $2.99]

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