Fairest #9

Writer: Lauren Beukes Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 7, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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We look back to Rapunzels first fateful steps as shes shipwrecked on the shores of the Hidden Kingdom. Shes charmed by the Celestial Court, but there is political intrigue afoot and a forbidden love affair when Rapunzel falls in love with Tomoko, a kitsune fox spirit. Meanwhile Joel Crow and Jack of Fables get more than they bargained for in a seedy pachinko parlor and karaoke club. And when Rapunzel is reunited with her former lover, shes shocked at the monster Tomoko has become

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 13, 2012

    The pieces of the puzzle are falling into place, though the big picture is far from revealed. Still, what you can see is very alluring, especially when rendered with such rich, eye-catching art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 12, 2012

    Choosing the present over the lure of falling into the same traps of the past Rapunzel let's down her hair, with a little assistance from Joel and makes her escape to continue her search for her missing children. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Nov 12, 2012

    There is much that is impressive and well-done in "Fairest" #9, in particular Miranda and de la Cruz's imagery and Beukes' allusive world-building, but the narrative flaws in plotting, pacing and characterization keep it from being a comic I would recommend without reservation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Nov 8, 2012

    Fairest #9 picks up the pace as Rapunzel gallivants through Tokyo's version of Fabletown and will inevitably lead her to face her demons, in the literal sense. Reading Fairest is like gossiping behind Fables' back " and it's juicy. And that Adam Hughes's cover? Yeah, that happens. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Nov 9, 2012

    It may be as crowded as a Tokyo metro, but overall I enjoyed Chapter Two of "The Hidden Kingdom." I know I'm partial to anything related to Japan, but Lauren Beukes has created some very interesting story threads that I can't wait to see developed, especially now that the groundwork and backstories have been filled in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 7, 2012

    The art, like I said, is incredible. It was neat to see the combination of ancient Japan mixed with modern Tokyo in the story, but I'm not so sure how well it meshed due to the way the issue was organized. The story jumps around a lot and is kind of confusing in some parts, and it also makes it difficult to really explore the identity and motivations of the character. We don't get a good sense of who she is, and why she made certain decisions. I really wanted to like this issue and this story arc, but something about it just didn't grab me. Be it because the characters aren't very likable, or because the story jumps around, or maybe because the character's motivations aren't clear. Bottom line, though, it's hard to tell what direction this story is going. Read Full Review

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