Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #1

Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #1 Cover


Apr 2011 | Vertigo

Writing: Chris Roberson
Art: Shawn McManus
Colour: Lee Loughridge
Letters: Todd Klein
Cover: Chrissie Zullo

Cinderella is back in action in the real world hunting down a killer targeting sorcerers out on the farm. Who could it be? Her arch nemesis from the past.

I was worried about picking up this book having no real knowledge of the Fables universe, nor having read any of Cinderella’s past books, but as I got into it, there were flashbacks that told me what i needed to know and they were seamlessly integrated with the storytelling. It is new reader friendly.

The best part of this book was the exposition done with the old noir flair of detective radio dramas which really hooked me into the story. To go with that was some beautiful artwork. I like Cinderella’s design and Dorothy’s. I hadn’t expected her to be a villain. It makes me curious to read more about her, not to mention see what the other characters in the Fables universe are like.

I’d heard the name, of course. Usually spoken in frightened whispers, but I never dreamed the assassin was another woman, much less a fable.

This book was really good. I look forward to reading the rest of the story and possibly picking up more Fables books. It looks like I’ve missed out on something good. Good thing I took a chance on this book.

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