Nightmares & Fairy Tales Volume 1: Once Upon A Time, Paperback Book

Nightmares & Fairy Tales Volume 1: Once Upon A Time Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


This haunting first collection of Annabelle's memories are filled withfrightening stories and dark fairy tales about her various owners .

Featuringthe first 6 issues, as well as some other spookirific surprises, including anintroduction by Tommy Kovac (Skelebunnies, Stitch and Autumn) aswell as a guest page by Jhonen Vasquez and other SLG creators.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Slave Labor Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9780943151878



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Book one in the Nightmares & Fairy Tales series.Gory retellings of horror stories and fairy tales from the perspective of Annabelle, a rag doll who might just be cursed. My favorite short story in this collection was the retelling of Cinderella. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "happily ever after."

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A dark comic that twists some classic fairy tales in a modern setting. The stories are connected by a doll that sees all the events. While it sounds a little cheesy, it is done really well. The doll has consciousness, that some of the characters can hear. So the doll tries to save them from these morbid situations.

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There was no real introduction to what was going on or who the characters were and all of the stories felt rushed and shortened, I kept feeling as though I should be checking to make sure pages hadn't been ripped out and I WAS missing something.The artwork was very inconsistent, sometimes quite beautiful and detailed and others so sketchy I couldn't tell what was going on, though considering the rather gruesome nature of what was going on that may have been for the best. There were some really good and interesting ideas in this book, unfortunately the execution fell short.

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This comic is eerie and beautiful. I also find it very inspiring. I highly recommend it - I'm only sad that there aren't more!