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Crossover Sunday posts are to spotlight Comic Books, Manga, and Graphic Novels !
My wish is that these post will encourage readers to "crossover" into the world of comics :)
CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE
CHRIS ROBERSON SHAWN MCMANUS
I've always been a fan of Fairy Tales. I was raised on them! I loved the nightly readings with my Mom and Dad: Cinderella, Snow White, Robin Hood, Peter Pan. Bill Willingham has taken the wonderful characters of our childhood fantasies and turned them into the adventurous, action packed ,and sometimes comedic series Fables. Now Chris Roberson has taken one of Fabletown's favorite residents on her own private adventure.
A little back story about the Fables crew: All of our favorite characters are on the run from the evil adversary. They make it to our world and set up shop, or shops :) in modern day New York. The magical creatures of Myth, those that can't easily blend in with society live outside of New York ,on The Farm. These Fables are ageless, sustained magically by their stories and popularity among the mortals or Mundies.
In the intervening years since the Fables escape to our world, Cinderella has recovered from her disastrous marriage to Prince Charming and runs a successful shop : Glass Slipper Shoes a shop that caters to Fables and humans alike. Her persona as a dedicated socialite and Fashionista is a deliberate ruse to hide her true profession: Spy! Cinderella has been working undercover ops for the Sheriff of Fabletown. This mission finds her trying to stop the flow of illegal magical items from the Homelands into the human world.
This story is action packed, and lots of fun! Cinderella travels from Dubai to a reclusive Fables kingdom tracking down the smuggler. She also encounters the handsome Aladdin who is on a mission of his own.
I'm a huge fan of Chris from his book I Zombie, so I was looking forward to seeing his take on the Fables World. He really captures the essence of Willingham's character. I loved the fun dialogue and the flashback scenes relating to Cinderella's past. Shawn McManus art is beautiful.It has a textured feel to it similar to fairy tale illustrations. This is a great starter for those interested in the fables universe, and lovers of action and adventure :)
Now for the GIVEAWAY!! I've assembled a collection of comics to introduce you to the Comic Book world :) Including issue one of Chris's other book I Zombie, and a reprint issue of Fables, also a cool collectible tote bag from Dark Horse Comics
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