Graphic Novels

STEED AND MRS. PEEL: A Very Civil Armageddon by Mark Waid and Caleb Monroe has the stars of the Avengers (for obvious reasons, not referred to as such) pitted against a revived Hellfire Club (the same-name club in X-Men was strongly influenced by the TV version presented in A Touch of Brimstone)only to wake up in what appears to be a post-nuclear war landscape where they have to ally with the club to survive. Fun.
FLASH: Move Forward by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato is another DC reboot TPB: Barry Allen in this version is the world’s only speedster, dating his co-worker Patty (though reporter Iris West is on the horizon) and beginning to realize that his control of and understanding of his powers is not quite as firm as he thought. Enter an old high-school friend, hotly pursued by an army of his own clones and trouble is guaranteed … Above average.
FAIREST: Wide Awake by Bill Willingham, Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning launches a spin-off Fables series focusing on the various princesses. When we last saw Briar Rose, she was being put back into sleep as a weapon against the Empire (when she fell asleep, so did everyone in the surrounding army); now Ali Baba wakes up both her and the Imperial warlord the Snow Queen. Can the help of the djinni imp Jonah keep the Snow Queen from putting the mortals on ice? And why exactly did Ali Baba kiss the Snow Queen first? I could have done without the ending discussion of love (did you know that a single kiss doesn’t prove true love, boys and girls, and you have to work at love instead?), but overall fun. The final issue is a very dark revelation about Beauty I could have done without, though I imagine it’ll pay off later in this series.

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