I thoroughly enjoyed last month’s issue of Fables starring film noir versions of Beauty and the Beast, so I was a little sad to see the series move on to a new arc so soon. That said, I can say the first issue of this new Rapunzel storyline by Lauren Beukes and artist Inaki Miranda is worth picking up.
Rapunzel receives a deadly message in Japanese delivered by flying paper cranes that confirms, as she always believed, tha her lost children are still alive. Unable to convince Snow White or Bigby, Rapunzel has no choice but to set out on her Jack Horner and here barber Joel Crow (that hair isn’t going to cut itself) to see where the mystery will lead.
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.