Wednesday, December 7, 2016

EVERAFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #4 by Matthew Sturges and David Justus - Book Review

From the publisher: The situation on Alcatraz reaches a boiling point as Peter rushes to help Connor escape Paco’s brutal revenge. With their location now compromised and the Shadow Players set to enjoy the upper hand, Tanner and her crew go rogue and throw a fatal wrench in Winona’s plan. There’s no such thing as a smooth resurrection, but nobody saw this mess coming.

With Everafter #4, Sturges and Justus have got the story going full speed ahead. Connor and Peter confront the group responsible for stealing the Native American artifacts and discover a mass summoning of vengeful Native American spirits. Meanwhile, Feathertop continues to insist the Bo Peep eliminate the 12-year-old superpowered Fable, which she is very reluctant to do.

The action flies by in this issue, with Sturges and Justus doing a great job of telling an action packed story. With Connor on display this issue, we really got to see him in the thick of his job as a Player. Peter is great as the mentor, and provides support. However, my only complaint is that I would like even more character development. Fables was always character driven, and I hope that Everafter doesn't stray to far, even while keeping its Jason Bourne-type story.

With only one issue left in this arc, I'm very curious to see how Sturges and Justus bringing the various storylines together and create some resolution. I'm really enjoying this series and highly recommend it, particularly to fans of Fables and secret agent stories.

I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.

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