Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fairest #21

For two years, since learning of the upcoming Fables spin-off, this is the storyline I have been waiting for. My initial foray into the Fables Universe didn't come through the main title but a pair of mini-series featuring Cinderella. I immediately fell in love with the princess turned spy and I have been patiently (well, mostly patiently) awaiting her first appearance in Fairest. The wait is over.

Attacks on the life of Snow White and Cinderella's shop bring the two Fables together (after Cinderella extricates herself from a group of trolls involved in sex trafficking) for the first issue of the series' latest arc. Fairest #21 gives both female leads an opportunity to kick some ass and get their hands dirty as I'm sure the following issues will delve deeper into who is targeting them, and why.

I love the choice of returning artist Shawn McManus to draw the character (as he did for both Cinderella: Fables are Forever and Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love) and I'm looking forward to see where he and writer Marc Andreyko take Cinderella from here. Best of the week.

[Vertigo, $2.99]

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