Friday, January 17, 2014

Fairest #22

Believing her fairy godmother to be the most likely suspect behind the rat men's attacks on Snow White and herself, Cinderella heads to Ultima Thule where the witch has spent the last several years caged in the dungeon (or so everyone thinks). Finding the godmother's wand but not the woman herself, Cinderella and Dickory head to Amsterdam to usher the absent-minded old woman suffering from Alzheimer's out of a smoky pot den right before being attacked by another group of rat men.

The mystery thickens as the fairy godmother, not Cinderella, proves to be the target. And the woman pulling the trigger is someone whom she once knew quite well. Fairest #22 offers a couple of pieces to the puzzle, but none that give away anything about the reason behind the attempted assassinations and why a defenseless old woman was on the hit list.

Once again Marc Andreyko and artist Shawn McManus offer a fun adventure for Cindy and her mousey pal but we'll have to wait at least one more issue to discover the identity of the man who has hired Cinderella's step-sister as an assassin and what his end game entails. Worth a look.

[Vertigo, $2.99]

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