Love love love this graphic novel! Love the art, love the characters, love the writing.
Volume 3 has renegade new parents Marko and Alana visiting D.Love love love this graphic novel! Love the art, love the characters, love the writing.
Volume 3 has renegade new parents Marko and Alana visiting D. Oswald Heist, the author whose work first compelled Alana to turn away from the generations-old war between her people and Marko's. Meanwhile, the bounty hunter The Will and Marko's ex-fiance Gwendolyn are stranded on a seemingly-peaceful jungle planet until their ship can be fixed. The Will struggles with what course of action to take next as tension between him and Gwendolyn heats up, and he has a visit from the ghost of his creepy ex-girlfriend The Stalk....more
I have to agree with many of the reviews that I've read that this second installment in the Fifty Shades of Alice Trilogy is not nearly as good as theI have to agree with many of the reviews that I've read that this second installment in the Fifty Shades of Alice Trilogy is not nearly as good as the first. However, DuChamps follows in the same vein as the first with moral lessons folded nicely within the naughtiness and sexiness of the tale. Fifty Shades of Alice Through the Looking Glass follows Alice's misadventure into Looking Glass Land, ruled by an overbearing Red Queen who has commanded that her constituents may only have sex in the missionary position. But her subjects hardly pay heed to this prudish law, as Alice soon discovers. And she must open her own mind and views on what it means to be tolerant as she gets a taste for the many peculiar fetishes and preferences of the folks of Looking Glass Land.
The writing was good, the angle (tolerance) was good. The only thing that this book lacked is that all the scenes read like DuChamps had already written a million sex scenes before this and dear God, please don't make me write another one...! I also think that Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There was not all that great a book to begin with, so I'm sure it's challenging to make such a spin-off rise above the quality of the original....more
March of the Wooden Soldiers introduces readers to the tale of Boy Blue's lost love Red Riding Hood, and the fall of the last hold and gateway in theMarch of the Wooden Soldiers introduces readers to the tale of Boy Blue's lost love Red Riding Hood, and the fall of the last hold and gateway in the Fable Homelands. Then Fabletown is surprised by the miraculous return of Red Riding Hood through a gateway previously sealed from the other side. Boy Blue and Bigby Wolf must contend with what the sudden appearance of this long-lost fable means, and Snow White must lead the Fables into war against unexpected Adversary troupes.
I've really come to enjoy how in every episode but the very first, Fabletown or some of its primary members are always in dire danger. No melodrama here. I really enjoy the whole idea of rebel Fables and Fables who have betrayed their own kind and sided with the Adversary. Perhaps what I liked best about this episode, though, was the very good setup with Boy Blue's involvement with Red Riding Hood and that final battle in the Homelands, and how this story opened up many new story questions to be addressed in future episodes (view spoiler)[(mainly that Pinocchio's father Geppetto is still alive and possibly a slave of the Adversary, but also is Red Riding Hood still alive and enslaved as well and will she come back into the story later?) (hide spoiler)]. Also, the battle between (view spoiler)[Baba Yaga and the gingerbread house witch (hide spoiler)] was bad-ass.["br"]>["br"]>...more