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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Cinderella & The Unwritten: graphic novels
Cinderella, From Fabletown With Love by Chris Roberson and Shawn McManus is now available as a graphic novel, from Vertigo at $14.99. This volume collects issues one to six of the monthly series, using characters taken from Bill Willingham's Fables. The artwork has a comic feel to it, but this belies the darker elements -- as are in all good fairy tales. Cinderella is a spy, an agent for Fabletown, sent to find out where magical weapons are coming from, and where mundane weapons are headed to.
Also out now is the second volume of Mike Carey's The Unwritten. Subtitled Inside Man, the book is illustrated by Peter Gross and collects issues six to twelve of the monthly comic. The Unwritten is a complex story, about tales with tales, fiction within fiction -- and is quite engrossing. Published by Vertigo at $12.99.
Why Cinderella should cost an extra $2.00, I've no idea. Both books have roughly the same page count.