Fables Vol 21: Happily Ever After by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges
Art: Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy, Dan Green, Eric Shanower, Tony Akins, Shawn McManus, Nimit Malavia, Jae Lee, Terry Moore, Russ Braun, and Chrissie Zullo
I thought this was going to be the final chapter of Fables. Nope, they are dragging it out. Issue #150, the final one, will be supersized and all its own trade. It’s great to already feel ripped off before I even buy it. Woohoo!
Currently, the biggest Fables mystery is how Brandish is still alive. I know there’s a magical spell and all that jazz. However, seems like he would be a prime target for everyone wanting to murder him. I know I do.
It’s hard for me not to cheer for Snow White and actually see a way that Rose Red will win this. I very much hate sexist plots that pit women against each other. I do not care if this legend around their mother Lauda has any credit in historical fables. It plays out as a bunch of sexist bullshit pitting women against each other and only having one women “win” in the end. And here we have Bigby being the prize.
Yep, the two sisters are fighting over a man.
(A man who Snow White married and had seven children with. But we can ignore the proceeding 100+ comic books.) Two women fighting over a man, it’s a misogynist dream come true! Continue reading “Fables Vol 21: Happily Ever After Graphic Novel Review”
Fairest: In All the Land by Bill Willingham
Art: Chrissie Zullo, Karl Kerschl, Renae de Liz, Fiona Meng, Mark Buckingham, Phil Noto, Meghan Hetrick, Russ Braun, Tony Akins, Gene Ha, Tula Lotay, Marley Zarcone, Ming Doyle, Chris Sprouse, Nimit Malavia, Dean Ormston, Kurt Huggins, Adam Hughes, Al Davison, Shawn McManus, Inaki Miranda, and Kevin Maguire
This was perhaps one of the best Fables stories that I’ve read in a long time. It wasn’t interrupted by one of Willingham’s favorite characters that didn’t make sense. Cinderella had the whole narrative from beginning to end, and while she certainly had the help of others, she was the one who figured out the mystery and came up with a solution to the problem.
As much as I was excited to see that many of my favorite artists were working on this book, having the tale jump from artist to artist was a bit distracting. I really loved de Liz’s Cinderella and Hetrick’s Snow White. I was also surprised just how much I enjoyed Doyle’s art, which particularly worked with the ’60s flashback to Briar Rose’s all-girl band.
All that said, I did have a hard time getting into this book. Continue reading “Fairest: In All the Land Graphic Novel Review”
Comic book reviews for Wonder Woman #18, Wonder Woman #19, and Wonder Woman #20 by Brian Azzarello, Tony Akins, Goran Sudzuka, and Cliff Chiang
Average rating: 2.3/5
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Comic book reviews for Wonder Woman #15, Wonder Woman #16, and Wonder Woman #17 by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, Tony Akins, and Amilcar Pinna
Average rating: 4.3/5 stars
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Comic book reviews for Wonder Woman #0, Wonder Woman #13, and Wonder Woman #14 by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, Tony Akins, Dan Green, and Rick Burchett
Average rating: 3.6/5 stars
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Comic book reviews for Wonder Woman #10, Wonder Woman #11, and Wonder Woman #12 by Brian Azzarello, Tony Akins, Kano, and Cliff Chaing
Average rating: 2.3/5 stars
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Comic book reviews for Wonder Woman #7, Wonder Woman #8, and Wonder Woman #9 by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Tony Akins
Average rating: 2.6/5 stars
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Comic book reviews for Wonder Woman #4, Wonder Woman #5, and Wonder Woman #6 by Brian Azzarello
Average rating: 3.3/5 stars
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Fables (Vol 13): “The Great Fables Crossover” by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges
My first biggest problem with this storyline is my complete and utter dislike of Jack Horner. Jack isn’t written as a likable guy, and he’s definitely portrayed as a con-man who’d sell his own mother and sleep with his half-sisters. (Which he did the latter.) However, the text continually lets him walk away without any punishment or responsibility for his actions. Okay, Bigby beats him up; but what does that really teach him?
Usually characters like Jack follow some redemptive path, but Jack hasn’t changed since the first issue of Fables. Which is exactly why I don’t read his spin-off, and I was, in general, pretty happy for his departure from the main title. Of course, Jack wasn’t my only dislike with this story. Continue reading “Reviews Fables (Vol 13) The Great Fables Crossover”