Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fables: Rose Red

Title: Fables: Rose Red

ISBN: 9781401230005
Price: $17.99
Publisher/Year: Vertigo, 2011
Artist: Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy, Inaki Miranda, Dan Green, Chrissie Zullo, Dave Johnson, Kate McElroy, J. H. Williams, Joao Ruas, Adam Hughes
Writer: Bill Willingham
Collects: Fables #94-100

Rating: 4/5

If it hadn’t already been used, I would call Fables the neverending story. I look forward to the next volume every time. At this point, we are now to the 15th volume of the series. I hope they continue for years to come.

We finally find Rose Red coming out of her long depression to start kicking some ass into shape around the Farm. She had good timing to because the other Fables were about to go to blows over who was going to be in charge. Before this miraculous return of the wayward leader, we go back into Rose’s past to find out what happened between her and Snow White and what made her who and what she is today. This tale is something that Disney will never use for a movie.

When Totenkinder (now Bellflower) returns to the farm, she’s ready for Mister Dark. This epic battle takes up most of issue #100, and is well worth the price of admission. Do you remember the wizard duel in “The Sword in the Stone”? Think something similar, but bigger and better. This alone is testament to why I love this series. Great writing combined with incredible art make for another excellent trade.

When the battle is over, there are a few epilogues that provide a little something extra to keep you wanting more. Then there are 4 “Celebrity Burning Questions” where Phil LaMarr, Eddie Cahill, Cobie Smulders & Michael McMillian each asks a question about the Fables. These have been funny in the past, and this issue doesn’t disappoint.

As with the previous volumes, I highly recommend you buy this trade and add it to your collection. The next volume isn’t out until December 2011, so I guess I’ll have to be patient for my next does of Fables.

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