Fairest #16

by Alan Rapp on June 13, 2013

in Comics

Fairest #16Besotted with Nalayani, the new maharajah (who we discovered last month is actually Prince Charming) agrees to lend a force and accompany the warrior woman home to save her village from the wild dhole. However, on their way back to the village the travelers’ camp is attacked by a group of the wild demon dogs who both injure and manage to separate Nalayani and Prince Charming from the rest of the group.

There are plenty of questions the latest issue of Fairest raises but doesn’t try to answer. Why is Charming in India? How did he become maharajah? And where exactly did he get a .45 automatic hand gun? Who is the mystery man responsible for unleashing the dhole into the camp?

The issue ends with Nalayani’s life in serious danger as the pair track down and kill some of the remaining dhole that attacked their camp. Although I don’t think Fairest #16 is quite as strong as the opening issue of the arc there’s certainly enough here for me to continue with these characters, and this arc, for at least a few more issues. For fans.

[Vertigo, $2.99]

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