Monday, December 11, 2006

Fables: Legends in Exile

The premise of this graphic novel is that a mysterious force has overridden those strange lands we’ve all read about in fables, with the result that many of the characters we know from those tales have come into our own world to seek refuge. What’s interesting here is that many of the characters play out their same basic dramas in a contemporary setting (fair warning: these aren't the same kid-friendly situations). Of course, this causes some to be seen in a different light. Take Prince Charming, for example. With three wives from the storybooks (you didn’t really think they were different prince charmings, did you?), he could be seen as a bit commitment-challenged. In this book we get glimpses of the prince charming his way into mortal women’s beds and also their pocketbooks. Writer Bill Willingham knows his stuff, and the end result is a thoroughly engrossing series that will have readers rethinking stories they haven’t visited in years.


At 12:12 AM, Blogger mis_nomer said...

For some reason, I didn't realise that that was why Prince Charming had ex-wives. :) Thanks for pointing it out..


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