2012 Memorable Moment: Lamia

As much as I love Fables, Fairest wasn't doing it for me ... until issue #7. The wonderfully drawn-but-painfully-slow first arc of Fairest was followed by an unexpectedly fantastic one-shot about Beauty and the Beast. The issue is set in 1946 Los Angeles and drawn in a cheeky noir style by Shawn McManus. We see... Continue Reading →

WTF? Wednesday: Snow’s Ugly Lecture

Fables character Mrs. Spratt (as in wife of Jack) is easy to hate. She’s spiteful and seems to delight in saying awful things to vulnerable people, which sucks considering that she’s a nurse. Those deplorable characteristics were evident in issue #100 during the birth of Beauty and Sheriff Beast’s child. She coldly dismissed Beast’s concerns... Continue Reading →

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

When is it time to break up with a comic book? Sometimes, the decision is obvious: The comic's quality plunges or goes in a direction you don't like. Maybe the writer and/or artist changes and their work doesn't move you. But let's say you're reading a book that you've enjoyed for a long time, one... Continue Reading →

G3 Review: Once Upon a Time

When I got wind of the TV show Once Upon a Time, I was instantly intrigued because of its surface similarities to Fables. Both revolve around fairy tale characters who have been exiled from their magical realm to ours, and that's excellent storytelling material. Obviously, a show on ABC Family and a comic book with... Continue Reading →

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