Monday, July 9, 2012

Fairest #5

As Ali Baba and Briar Rose dig themselves out of the wreckage caused by the battle of two powerful witches the Snow Queen and Hadeon (who was summoned by the number of times mentioned by Jonah Panghammer in telling the story of Briar Rose and the Snow Queen) begin round two.

Another really strong issues gives us plenty of action as the witches duel and Ali Baba and Briar Rose continue to bicker and we finally learn why Rose has been so cold to the thief since he awakened her with love's first kiss.

What's more interesting, however, is the change in the Snow Queen who has broken the shackles which Panghammer finally allowed her to see and, just as Ali Baba is considering it, begins to give a romantic tryst with the untrustworthy thief some serious thought.

Next issue's opening arc finale promises more actions and "the consequences of pissing off seven faerie godmothers." Count me in. Must-read.

[Vertigo, $2.99]

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