Monday, December 14, 2009

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love #1 & #2

Somehow, my subscription order for any and all Fables tie-ins somehow did not apply to this series. Luckily my shop still had copies of the first two issues when I realized that I'd missed it.

GOOD THING: I've been wanting to see more of Cinderella ever since she was first revealed to us as the Super Spy of the Fables world. And boy do we get more of "Cindy" being awesome in this book. And the B-story regarding Cindy's shop assistant - the shoemaker from The Elves and the Shoemaker - promises to be humorous.

BAD THING: The wonder of this series only serves to make the current Fables series seem poor by comparison. This series showcases the setting of Fables better than anything else in recent memory. And it's gratifying to finally see a strong female protagonist being put forth who has interests other than having babies and playing happy families ever after.

The Final Verdict: If this book has a flaw, it is that it makes the current Fables series seem small and pitiful by comparison. It's becoming painfully obvious that in the wake of his epic conclusion, that Bill Willingham has no ideas left for the franchise. Let him step aside in a few months and put Chris Roberson in charge because if he has other ideas for Fables that are only half as awesome as this book, it will be a marked improvement.

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