Friday, May 28, 2010
Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile is a graphic novel I picked up after hearing two different friends recommend it. It takes place in New York where the characters of fairy tales, cast out from their lands by an evil demon, are forced to live undercover among regular folk.
I thought the premise was original, but the story (from the first volume anyway) not all that remarkable. Where there really is some gold is in the remix of the characters. Snow White as the tough as nails matriarch running the show, Prince Charming as a deadbeat gigolo, etc.
The characters alone make it worth giving the first volume a try. I don't think I'll be continuing, but that doesn't mean others won't find it their cup of tea.