Fairest #8

Writer: Lauren Beukes Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 3, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Rapunzels fast-growing hair is the least of her problems. Her adopted witch mother thinks shes a slut, origami birds carrying a sinister message are attacking her window and now, she has to defy Bigby and Snows orders to travel from New York to Tokyo and resolve a mystery from her troubled past. Hungry ghosts, talking cats, vengeful lovers scorned and monstrous yakuza await under the hot neon lights as Rapunzel seeks answers...and vengeance. Dont miss this exciting jumping-on point to the best-selling Vertigo series which features a star-studded cast of Fables including Frau Totenkinder, Jack of Fables and many others!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 9, 2012

    Beukes takes advantage of the possibilities of her subject's world to produce an astonishingly strong debut, breaking a streak of mostly unremarkable issues. Miranda's art is bombastic, fueling the storyline with even greater energy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 8, 2012

    And have I mentioned the cover? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 3, 2012

    Overall, if you haven't been reading FAIREST, this is not a bad place to start. While it isn't the best start to the series (I enjoyed the last story a bit more) I think this issue is well written, provides an interesting story (so far, at least) and features some really, truly stunning artwork. The characters and their interactions are fun and for the most part accurate, and I liked their portrayal here. It's a good start and a good jumping on point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 7, 2012

    The fact that she's even willing to go to Frau Totenkinder, the witch who stole her for her golden hair and raised her as her own, only proves how desperate and determined Rapunzel is to find her missing children. Fairest #8 does a great job at introducing the cast of characters for this new arc and laying down the quest, and lengths Rapunzel will go to fulfill it. Best of the week. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Oct 8, 2012

    Beukes and Miranda scatter in a few visual flashbacks to Rapunzel's old life in the Hidden Kingdom, including a body floating in a lake and a tableau of blood on shattered porcelain. These also promise juicy backstory. The strongest parts of "Fairest" #8 by far are the sequences within Tokyo or those involving Japanese iconography, and while it took a whole issue to get us there, it's good news that the titular Hidden Kingdom and Rapunzel's past are in a place inside Japan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Bowles Oct 5, 2012

    Overall, even if the story is just beginning, it's off to a pretty enjoyable start. Read Full Review

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