Everafter #1

Everafter #1

Writer: Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus Artist: Travis Moore Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 7, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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From the team that brought you FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US comes a new chapter of the FABLES legacy! In a post-Fables world where magic abounds, it can be wielded for the greater good or used to plant the seeds of anarchy and terrorism. The Shadow Players are a global network of agents-both Fable and mundane-tasked with policing a newly enchanted world and protecting humanity from itself. EVERAFTER features the return of series favorites Bo Peep, Peter Piper, Hansel, and Connor Wolf, as well as exciting new characters and a terrifying new villain! Written by FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US veterans Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus with gorgeous art by Travis Moore (Fables: The Wolf Among Us, JLA All Stars), you won't want to miss this series that FABLES creator Bill Willingham himself told us we had to get into your hands as quickly as possible!

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Sep 11, 2016

    Dave Justus and Matthew Sturges are well-versed in this fantasy realm. Together they've crafted a new beginning for comic favorites like Bigby Wolf, Snow White, and their son Connor. Along for the ride are artist Travis Moore and colorist Matthew Wiggam. With the exception of some mundane outfits the two are inspired choices to interpret the colorful and lively scripts of the writing duo. The end of Bill Willingham's original series was a momentous occasion for Vertigo and Willingham. A bittersweet end to an iconic dreamland destined to live on in video games, novels, and comics. Featuring an imaginative premise and a talented creative team, Everafter #1 proves worthy of the Fables mantle. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Claire Stevenson Sep 7, 2016

    Everafter boasts a fantastic concept which builds on the success of the original iconic series to breathe life into this new story. For those that havent dipped into Fables previously, never fear, you wont need to have read the prior series to become instantly hooked here. I promise you though, once you get to the end of this first book, youll feel like youve seriously missed out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 7, 2016

    The first issue of Everafter has me confused in a good way and I can't wait to learn more about these characters and their world.  Dave Justus and Matthew Sturges do a good job of getting the reader (almost) up to speed and then pulling the rug from under them and making them scramble for their lives.  Travis Moore contributes his usual kick ass art and we are left with a debut that has me excited to dig into more right now!  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 7, 2016

    Everafter has a winning formula of multiple genres, which feels right at home in the Vertigo library. The first issue solidly introduces us to the characters and their MO though it could use a bit more clarity as far as the state of the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 11, 2016

    Ever After #1 was a strong start to a series that has a lot of promise. The Fables dream lives on, and Justus, Sturges, Moore and Wiggam have laid the groundwork for something that could be really entertaining and you could do worse than giving Ever After a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 7, 2016

    If you are a fan of Fables, this is definitely a book you should pick up. This first issue sets the stage for whats to come with a tasty mystery and a shocking ending. The world of Fables is back and this first issue seems like its on the right track. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 11, 2016

    Where Fables succeeded so spectacularly though was in its ability to tell a smart and literary story of the type that so many Vertigo series over the years managed to without resorting to gratuitous violence (at least in every issue). Everafter reads more like an action/horror comic than it does a profound exploration of the types of themes that Fables often delved into. This is only the first issue though, so there is plenty of time to develop deep characters and stories as the series progresses, so no need to worry after just one issue, if that's the kind of story you are looking for. Sometimes it's necessary to splash a little action across the page to get the average reader's attention, then trick them into reading something enlightening. With the guest appearances of both Bigby and Snow, as well as the addition of their son Connor as a main character, the tradition of interesting and substantial character develop is definitely possible. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 7, 2016

    Fables fans can breathe easy, as Everafter looks to be a worthwhile continuation of the franchise. This new series pays homage to the past while also offering its own fresh and exciting take on these characters. The only flaw holding this book back is that the art, while plenty detailed, is disappointingly plain and lacking in style. But to be fair, the original Fables took some time to find its footing in that regard, too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 12, 2016

    While letting us know in this new world new and bizarre Fables are popping into existence, explaining the need for The Shadow Players, but is still very vague about just how this occurs and what rules (if any) the new Fables universe must play by. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 8, 2016

    Though set in the Fables world and even featuring the son of Bigby Wolf and Snow White, the spy action tone clashes wildly with the original series and never quite lands. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Marvelrock Sep 7, 2016

    First, I've never read Fables, so I'm going into this with an open mind (and perhaps without enough background). The art it pretty good (but nothing special) and seems to fit the story fine. The plot seems somewhat basic (secret agents on a mission to collect something and a recruit joins the agency) and slightly jumbled, but I have no reason to doubt that it will come together in time. This was all pretty OK with me, but I found this issue to be a bit corny at times, which is why it doesn't have a higher score from me. One thing this comic does very well however -- action, a lot of good, fun, bloody action. I am hoping that in future issues, the story gets deeper and the characters get developed much more so the rest of the story can match the action.

  • 7.5
    Nuckster77 Sep 11, 2016

  • 7.0
    sebastianorellana95 Sep 8, 2016

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