Marvel Fairy Tales is a graphic novel compilation of several different stories written and illustrated by C.B. Cebulski, Claire Wendling, and many others. I loved the idea of this book and was excited to see my favorite Marvel characters transported into some of my favorite fantasy worlds, but I was disappointed by the execution. There is no character or plot development; the stories all have a great beginning, but there’s no build-up to their climaxes; all of the stories suddenly end and feel almost incomplete. Despite the lack of story development, the illustrations were phenomenal, and I thoroughly enjoyed the different art styles showcased throughout the book. I think the only thing besides the illustrations that attempted to save this read for me was my knowledge of Marvel characters; if I couldn’t identify all of the characters in the stories, it would have been really confusing.
Jan 7, 2021