My stinginess often stops me from spending money on comics and other geeky paraphernalia, so it’s no surprise to me that it’s taken so long for me to follow up on my journey in the Fables-verse. Back in February I made a non-committal statement about continuing with the series, and despite my conflicted feelings on Fairest (In All the Land) I picked up another installment of the Fairest offshoots. From the summary, Fairest: The Return of the Maharaja promised an exciting adventure through the lands of Indus, a strong female lead, and… something something Prince Charming falls in love something. However, once again I find myself of two minds about this comic. Perhaps this is just how my relationship with this series is going to go.
Like pretty much everyone else on the planet, I have been obsessed with Mad Max: Fury Road for the last few months. I’ve seen it three times so far, and since the original Mad Max film was pretty underwhelming by comparison, I’ve been digging about the internet for fuel to feed the fire of my obsession. Naturally, I was pumped to learn that Vertigo is publishing a series of tie-in comics, so I rode forth to purchase them last week with a furious fixation. Unfortunately, much like the four puny cylinders in my orange Honda Element, the Mad Max: Fury Road comics felt wildly inadequate compared to my newly elevated expectations.