Fractured Fables

Fractured Fables

by Various, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Romano Molenaar, Matt Timson
     
 

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  • Some of comic's most celebrated creators, including Mike Allred, Jill
    Thompson, Terry Moore, Shannon Wheeler, Whilce Portacio, Peter David, Ben
    Templesmith, Nick Spencer, and over 40 more, turn familiar fairy tales on their ear! This critically acclaimed, super-star anthology will thrill old and young alike. Now, for the first time in an oversized trade

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  • Some of comic's most celebrated creators, including Mike Allred, Jill
    Thompson, Terry Moore, Shannon Wheeler, Whilce Portacio, Peter David, Ben
    Templesmith, Nick Spencer, and over 40 more, turn familiar fairy tales on their ear! This critically acclaimed, super-star anthology will thrill old and young alike. Now, for the first time in an oversized trade paperback edition!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up—Kids who like Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly's "Little Lit" titles (HarperCollins) will cackle over this collection of familiar tales given an irreverent twist. Rapunzel thinks the prince's request to "let down her hair" is "really random." Gepetto injures his hand trying to spank his robot son after the Blue Fairy grants the wish that makes Pinocchio a real boy. Cinderella rejects the lovely blue ball gown provided by her fairy godmother—she was thinking more "Anne Hathaway at the Oscars." The art comes in a diverting variety of styles, from cartoony to painterly, and in media from watercolor to full digital. Contributors include comics veterans who have worked on every major character in the industry; writers and artists who are well known for their kid-targeted graphic novels; and relative newcomers. The stories are short, colorful, funny, and sometimes a little rude—perfect catnip for a wide audience.—Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD
VOYA - Mark Irish
This book is a retelling of classic fairy tales in a graphic format, edited by Jim Valentino, who put together some thirty stories with fantastic artwork and modified classic stories by some of the industry's best. The book is nicely laid out, with an index on the biographies of the artists and writers who worked on the graphic novel and some of their previous works. The fairy tales are altered into witty, humorous tales from classic originals like Little Red Riding Hood, the Ugly Duckling, and Cinderella. The graphic novel format is intended for seventh- through twelfth-grade, but will likely appeal to teens and adults as well. This is a great adaptation highly worth reading or just browsing the artwork and illustrations. Reviewer: Mark Irish

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607064961
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Dennis O'Neil is the influential writer of comics including BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW, THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and countless other titles. He is also the author of The DC Comics Guide to Writing for Comics (Watson Guptill).

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