Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fables 18 & 19

Fables: Cubs in Toyland [vol. 18] by Bill Willingham, et al, 192 pages
Fables: Snow White [vol. 19] by Bill Willingham, et al, 168 pages

Whoo boy, does Cubs in Toyland pack a wallop. The first dozen or so volumes of this series are absolutely fantastic, but in general the quality wanes after that. But Cubs in Toyland (which focuses on the bratty Therese as she heads to a sinister version of the land of misfit toys) is an excellent though brutal entry, creating a story arc for a previously overlooked character, full of emotion, growth, and introversion. The followup, Snow White, focuses on, you guessed it, Snow White, who's faced with a visit from an ex, who has some nefarious plans up his sleeve. Not quite as good as its predecessor, but still good stuff.

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