Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fairest #4

Fairest's opening tale of Ali Baba, Briar Rose, and the Snow Queen continues with Jonah Panghammer continuing his tale of Briar Rose's birth and cluing the Snow Queen in on a couple of facts she may have overlooked.

There's an interesting moment, as the imp is regaling the Snow Queen with the tale of Ali Baba, where writer Bill Willingham suggests why Ali Baba is the world's greatest thief when he could have simply stayed a hero. Inserting an idea, like the Laws of Consensus Reality, seamlessly into the main story is what Fables is known for, as well as throwing you a curve just when you think you've got the story figured out. And we get both here.

Although we'll have to wait a month until next month's conclusion, all the groundwork has been laid, including the suggestion of with whom our hero will find true happiness. Worth a look.

[Vertigo, $2.99]

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