Fables #22

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Tony Akins Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 11, 2004 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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In this standalone issue, the ex-wives of fairytale philanderer Prince Charming reminisce about the Prince of Lies. But Cinderella has another appointment in Paris, and it's one she's dying to keep. Sex and espionage abound as a heretofore-unknown side of the Fables is revealed!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 13, 2004

    I love it when a comic is able to catch me off guard, and when an issue is able to do it twice within the confines of its twenty-two pages I have to give the writer full credit. This is a lovely display of how a writer can play with the expectations of the reader, as we're introduced to a situation that is clearly spelled out as evil plotting between two unsavory Fables, but after one adjusts to the idea that these two characters are members of the evil camp, the issue pulls off a masterful plot twist that changes the entire situation. There's also a wonderfully chilling moment where we see a trusted member of the Fables community does something that is quite unsettling, and one is left with the impression that not only have they done this before, but they have very little compunction about doing it again should the need arise. We're also given a solid introduction to the last of Prince Charming's conquests, and I have to say Cinderella makes for a wonderful femme fatale. One has to lo Read Full Review

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