Saturday, January 16, 2010

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love #3

GOOD THING: The central conceit of this mini-series - princess turned spy Cinderella teams up with prince turned spy Aladdin to locate some illegal magical artifacts - really comes into its own with this issue, as the similarities between the two heroes are played up and the begin to find some common ground despite their differing styles.

BAD THING: The scenes where the differences are played up, though... oy!

This may be the mythology geek in me getting nit-picky but seeing Aladdin portrayed as a Muslim of any stripe seems a bit off given that his story was originally a Chinese legend that made its' way into the Arabian Nights myths. Of course since Fables are supposed to be empowered by the beliefs of Mundanes and most Mundanes see Aladdin as a surprisingly un-ethnic Arab...

It still bugs me.

The Final Verdict: All of the imagination and action that used to be a staple of Fables in a wonderful little mini. Can we have more, please?

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