Omniscient powers of observation come in pretty handy when there’s a serial murderer on the loose, but the Magic Mirror still needs a mobile body to do the bulk of the legwork, and that’s where Cinderella—a pretty good detective herself—comes in. In this stand-alone graphic novel tied to Willingham’s monthly comic Fairest, someone is murdering the fairest of them all, and Cinderella takes on the task of hunting down the killer and protecting the rest of the targets. As she traverses the Fables universe, encountering many faces familiar to fans of the long-running series, she’s aided by the Magic Mirror and his storage-bound companions as they do their own investigation into the magical implements (and possible murder weapon) missing from the catacombs beneath their room. Each scene is illustrated by a different artist, showcasing a wide range of styles, from painterly portraits to panel-spanning action. Though familiarity with Fables and Fairest would come in handy, Willingham does a great job of telegraphing enough background that this volume can easily stand on its own. --Sarah Hunter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"Entertaining.... It's briskly paced and full of all the action and intrigue than one would hope for."—IGN
"Willingham's efforts here are as entertaining as they are in "Fables"; with witty dialogue, specific characterization, pell-mell adventure and little details that tickle your childhood fairy-tale memories. Fairest was enormous fun."—Scripps Howard News Service
"Vertigo Comics and Bill Willingham have another guaranteed winner on their hands. I would imagine "Fairest" will have an immediate fanbase ready to make the jump from "Fables" to this book. This is a great place for people unfamiliar with "Fables" to jump on board and try something new."—Yahoo! Voices
"A rollicking good adventure tale, filled with all the humor, creativity, and stellar art Fables fans have come to expect from Bill Willingham's mini-empire of fair tale based comics."—MTV Geek!
Cinderella is a secret agent for the "good" Fables and in this run she becomes more of an investigator trying to solve murders which involve most of the beautiful Fable... Read morePublished 14 days ago by MISTER SJEM
It was a fun read and nice to jump into the mythology of fable land. Interesting to see the different artists paint their versions of the story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Corbett Hoxland
I have mixed feelings about this book, especially after reading 'Of Men and Mice'. Although Goldilocks has clear issues, she does have a valid point about 'the fairest in the land'... Read morePublished 6 months ago by M
Fairest is a spin off of the Fables story line we follow the pretty-pretty fables as they deal with all sorts of mischief and evil, which integrates with the Fables timeline. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael Demeritt
As i strongly recommend other Willingham titles, so i do not this one.Published 10 months ago by Pavel Kaplan