Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cinderella: Fables are Forever #3

Month after month Cinderella: Fables are Forever continues to be a pleasant surprise. Who would have thought a fairy tale princess turned super spy would make such a fun read? And Cinderella, master spy, has somehow quickly become one of my favorite current leading ladies in comics.

In the latest issue Cinderella's search for Dororthy Gale continues. Issue #3 also delivers a few more flashbacks filling in the years between the character's interactions to give us an idea what Dorothy has been doing since she left Oz. I like that the pair seem evenly matched, though Dorothy's insanity and bloodthirsty nature give her a definite advantage.

The confrontation with the Chiss (think giant porcupine) has a satisfactory, even humorous, conclusion and Cinderella decides the only way to track down the elusive assassin is to put herself inside spider's den. The spy has made herself the bait, but that's fine with me. I'm ready to go wherever she wants to lead. Worth a look.

[Vertigo, $2.99]

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