As Ali Baba and Briar Rose dig themselves out of the wreckage caused by the battle of two powerful witches the Snow Queen and Hadeon (who was summoned by the number of times mentioned by Jonah Panghammer in telling the story of Briar Rose and the Snow Queen) begin round two.
After awaking Sleeping Beauty with true love’s kiss (without the love part) the thief and princess (along with their impish friend Jonah Panghammer) find themselves on the run from the reawakened Snow Queen. As Briar Rose and Ali Baba find themselves fleeing into the cold wilderness before the Snow Queen tires of torturing the goblins who held her sleeping body captive and turns her righteous anger their way.
It’s that time again! Join Aaron, Alan, and Bobby as we mull over the merits (or lackthereof) of Star Wars The Old Republic MMORPG, the timeless appeal of Columbo, and of course the week in comics (powered by the majestic of Hamms, the beer refreshing!).
Month after month Cinderella: Fables are Forever continues to be a pleasant surprise. Who would have thought a fairy tale princess turned super spy would make such a fun read? And Cinderella, master spy, has somehow quickly become one of my favorite current leading ladies in comics.
“Fables are Forever” continues as Cinderella deals with the possibility that Dorothy Gale, her longtime nemesis and the greatest assassin of the Fables universe, appears to be back from the dead and back to her old tricks.
I’ve never really gotten into Bill Winnington‘s Fables series which sets various characters from fairy tales and folklore into the Vertigo Universe. This new six-issue mini-series from writer Chris Roberson centers around what might be the most accessable character for those unfamiliar to start with – Cinderella.
This fan mash-up of various DC Comics properties is pretty cool (even if it does include Catwoman and way too much Watchmen). Sadly none of the older movies (pre-Batman Begins) get included here, and curiously there’s no love for The Spirit, but Vertigo get in on the action with both V for Vendetta and Constantine managing to earn spots.