Monday, March 5, 2012

Review: Ever After by Matt O' Keefe & Lee Giles



There has been a renewed interest in Fairy Tales lately. With the success of shows like Grimm and Once Upon a time and no less than two movie version of Snow White forthcoming there is a growing audience for these classic tales.

In the comic world the successful Fables franchise has entertained new and established comic readers.

The art on the cover of Ever After really drew me in. Giles art is a multi textured wonderland. Upon opening the cover the art shifts to Black &White but it loses none of it's vibrancy and emotional impact.

I'll admit that I wasn't really sure what O 'Keefe could bring to the fairy tale genre that hasn't been explored prior, but he has succeeded beautifully:)

Ever After places the characters of Myth into the very real Urban Jungle of a modern city.

A world where a trapped princess escapes into the world of drugs and partying. It's also the world where Max Grimm, a recently laid off writer stumbles into The Tavern for a drink yet leaves with a mission: to document the stories of those trying to find their way home.

I really enjoyed this first issue. An issue one in the comic world can be a very tricky thing. The reader needs to be given just enough information so the theme of the story is clear but also make the reader want issue 2. O'Keefe and Giles succeeded with that in this book.

To learn more about this series and order issues visit Greyhaven books

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