Fairest #7

Fairest #7

Writer: Matthew Sturges Artist: Shawn McManus Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Cigars, cigarettes and...St. George? Beauty and Beast star in their own mid-century modern detective story set in the smoky clubs and dive bars of 1940s Los Angeles. This stand-alone issue from the guest team of writer Matthew Sturges and Shawn McManus is set in the heyday of Hollywood, where ancient Greek evil shows us that “Everything beautiful leads to ruin in the end.”

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Sep 7, 2012

    Sturges manages to hold true to both the wider Fables universe as well as giving this the feel of a genuine period noir film, from the dialogue to the gritty crime scenes. You'd expect a story like this to be in sepia/black and white, and it is. Yet so effective is McManus's artwork that we were not even conscious of this fact until the final pages switch back to a colourful modern-day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 11, 2012

    Although I enjoyed the first story arc of the series I was looking forward to a change and this issue certainly delivers. I'm a little disappointed that it appears the rest of the story will take place in present day when the story presented here worked so well because of the period it took place, but I'm more than willing to give this arc a long look. Best of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Dasgupta Sep 11, 2012

    This comic is mandatory reading for fans of Fable, and non-fans will enjoy this comic immensely. Whoever you are, wherever you are, do pick this comic up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 7, 2012

    As a one-off, "Fairest" #7 hits all the right notes; it evokes a different place and time well, it has a strong twist at the end that has lasting ramifications for a "Fables" character, and it's memorable. After the disappointment of the opening storyline for "Fairest" #1-6, "Fairest" #7 is a nice reminder that this book is going to have lots of different creators tackling its pages. Ultimately, this is much more what I was expecting in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Bowles Sep 9, 2012

    Overall, a nice, single issue read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Brad Wiegele Sep 5, 2012

    You would think that being a stand-alone story, Fairest would use issue #7 to take a bit of a breather. Instead what we get is a great murder mystery with huge repercussions to be reflected in the greater Fables universe. Bill Willingham doesnt let just anyone play in the Fables sandbox. Its good to see that he will entrust major plot points to be revealed even though he isnt writing the book. It helps give more weight to the series as a whole, as well as not allowing people to try to pick and choose what issues to get. You want the whole story? You best not miss one single issue. Many series try to pull off spin-offs with little or no success. In the case of Fairest, I think the Fables world has been growing for long enough that a second title of stories is not only warranted, but welcome. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 11, 2012

    This is one case where I'm very reluctant to make a judgment call, but if I had to hazard a guess, I'd imagine you'll be left as torn between enjoyment and disgust as I am. Read Full Review

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