Fairest #2

Fairest #2

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Phil Jimenez Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Okay, so Sleeping Beauty has been awakened again by true love's kiss. But hold on! The thief Ali Baba doesn't seem a likely candidate for knowing true love from a day-old cruller. So how did this kiss work? We proudly present thrills and chills and since the Snow Queen is involved, we do mean chills along with mathematical proof of what does and does not constitute true love.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 4, 2012

    Fans of FABLES or those looking for a gorgeous adventure with familiar characters should be reading this series. In the tradition of FABLES, we get a modern and more mature take on the fairy tale characters we grew up with. Willingham has created a world rich with characters more interesting than their true counterparts and a wide world full of potential for future stories. Phil Jimenez and Andrew Dalhouse make reading Willingham's great story even better. I really liked the first issue but I can say I loved this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 10, 2012

    Issue #2 continues to impress, and start to give us a little more insight into Briar and the Snow Queen, but it looks like we'll have to wait at least one more issue of this opening six-issue arc before we get any real answers. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 8, 2012

    I'm new to the Fables universe, so that may be getting in my way. The issue just seemed to spend a lot of time running in place, and ended up being a bit of a disappointment, especially after an outstanding first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 10, 2012

    Outstanding art elevates an otherwise merely functional story. Like the Snow Queen, you curiosity to know what happens next only just outweighs your wish to kill the characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 4, 2012

    Luckily, Phil Jimenez does a great job rendering these otherwise flat characters. His intricate pencils help create a beautiful world with detailed clothing, chilling monsters, and engrossing settings. As bland as the origin story is, he makes a grand entrance for the colorful godmothers. They glow, twinkle, and smile on the page. Jimenez provides the exact type of beautiful artwork one would expect for a book about princesses, but the art is not accompanied by an engaging story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 5, 2012

    If you found "Fairest" #1 disappointing, nothing will have changed in your opinion of this series based on #2. The comic gets extremely high marks for the art, because it's outstanding. I wish I could say the same for the rest of the book. Jimenez and Lanning are doing the heavy lifting and while I'd love to see them come back for another "Fairest" story down the line, here's hoping for them being paired with a different writer for their next go-round. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    hatmasta Nov 30, 2012

    If I had to use one word to describe this series? "Charming." It's very well written, the art is so beautiful, although I would recommend reading this digitally considering that the pages used in original print are very...grainy/bumpy. It muddles the clarity of the pages. Hopefully the GN format will use better paper.

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