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Cinderella, Volume 2 by Chris Roberson
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Apr 22, 2012

it was ok
Read in April, 2012


First off, I have to say that Fables is one of my favorite series of graphic novels. It's great stuff, clever, innovative, and I've enjoyed following it for years.

So it's only natural that I'd pick up the Cinderella spin-off. (I enjoyed that first trade) And it's just as natural that the guy who runs the local comic-shop would put a copy of this second volume in my bag, just in case I was interested.

And I was interested. But as I read it, my interest evaporated. Simply said, I just didn't like it.

Maybe it's the fact that I've been reading a lot of Ed Brubaker's stuff lately. Ed Brubaker Like Sleeper, Incognito, and Criminal. Good comics in the crime/detective/espionage genre.

I think this suffered by comparison. Cinderella is supposed to be a spy, but where's the mystery? Where's the story? Where's the cleverness that made me love Fables in the first place?

Most of this, as the cover may indicate, seems to be an excuse to draw Cinderella in various skimpy outfits. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy looking at some scantily clad young faerie tail. But there needs to be something else there. A man has needs, specifically, some good dialogue and story.

Was it horrible? No. But in terms of my enjoyment, it was only moderately okay. It didn't offend or confuse me. It wasn't full of plot holes and logical inconsistencies. It just felt.... empty.

Or maybe my bloodsugar was just low that day. That's a possibility too....
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message 1: by D.G. (new)

D.G. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy looking at some scantily clad young faerie tail. But there needs to be something else there. A man has needs, specifically, some good dialogue and story.

LOL, Pat. Favorite quote of the month! I'm not very partial to puns but I confess I laughed at 'fairie tail.' :)


message 2: by Paweł (new)

Paweł Paprota Hello Patrick, I am just curious - how much time (on average per day) do you spend reading?


message 3: by David (new)

David Stewart So you're saying that my pitch to write a spin-off series of novels about Felurian and her exploits as a super sexy CIA agent probably won't fly...?


Patrick D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "Don't get me wrong. I enjoy looking at some scantily clad young faerie tail. But there needs to be something else there. A man has needs, specifically, some good dialogue and story.

LOL, Pat. Fav..."


I'm glad someone caught my awful joke there....


message 5: by Cookie (new)

Cookie This may be really random, but the way you spell "faeire" is one of my favorite versions of the word...


message 6: by Cookie (new)

Cookie Oops, I meant "faerie"


message 7: by Alex (new)

Alex Mauer Did you mean færie?


message 8: by Cookie (new)

Cookie I don't have an ash key on my keyboard...


message 9: by Brian (new)

Brian I love Fables, but I haven't read the Cinderella mini-series. Good to know that it was the right decision. Learned my lesson after Jack of Fables got unbearable.


message 10: by Shehreyar (new)

Shehreyar I think they're talking about fairy tail...the manga.


[Name Redacted] The Cinderella mini-series are written by someone else (ie: Not Willingham), and it shows.


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