Friday, September 07, 2012

Review: Cinderella from Fabletown with Love

Cinderella was one of the first spinoffs from Fables. It's a spy/thriller-type romp about Fabletown's own superspy, who comes complete with special magical bracelets courtesy of the magic users on the 13th floor.

While I love the concept of Cinderella as a superspy, and the art was enjoyable, the plot was a bit thin. Our superspy immediately runs into her counterpart from the Arabic kingdoms while tracking down some folks who are (naughty naughty) trading in magic items, and from then on it's like the story runs on rails. There's actually very little character development, and while we do see all her magic facilities in use, there's nothing that changes the status quo in Fables land, which while understandable, doesn't feel very real compared to Willingham's run on the series.

While this is enjoyable airplane reading, I think for the $10.50 or so you are expected to pay for graphic novels nowadays, you're better off checking it out from the library and spending your hard earned money elsewhere.
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