Love’s the thing in this standalone tale as the newest available woman in Fabletown looks for love in all the wrong places. Told through the perspective of Reynard T. Fox, we see the trouble (the literally wooden) Princess Alder gets into when she tries to find a mate.
As a standalone issue Fairest #14 is fun, if mostly fluff. Over the course of the issue writer Bill Willingham illustrates why a relationship between a living tree (not matter her outward shape) and a human being (or even a fox) is doomed to failure. It also offers an important moral to be careful when trying to turn a friend into a lover for, as the issue points out, you may end up losing both.
I’ll admit, I didn’t find Alder, other than her outward appearance, all that interesting. Thankfully the issue itself has enough humor to get by (even if some of it is pretty lowbrow). I did, however, really like Reyanrd and hope we see more of him here, as well as the regular Fables title, in the near future. Worth a look.