Once Upon a Time : Behind the Magic Hardback
by Titan Comics
Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, writers of Lost, have created a modern take on fairy tales with a female lead character, Emma Swan, who has moved to Maine.
The show revolves around the adaptation of fairytale characters such as Snow White and Prince Charming who have been brought into the real world with no knowledge of their true identities, due to the Evil Queen.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2013
- Category: Television
- ISBN: 9781782760290
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Review by bragan
A companion book to the TV series <I>Once Upon a Time</I>, a show of which I am almost embarrassingly fond. It features interviews with all of the main cast members, as well as the writers, producers, and the various people in charge of costumes, props, special effects, and music. There are also short episodes guides for the first two seasons. (The write-ups for season one are pretty minimal and consist of little more than blurbs, but the season two entries are considerably more detailed.)There's not a <I>whole</I> lot here that I found particularly revelatory or new, having already seen various interviews on the internet, watched all the extras on the DVDs, and spent way too much of my own time thinking about the show's character developments. But it's a pleasant enough way to kill a couple of hours, if you happen to be a fan. And it's very visually appealing, with glossy pages and lots of color pictures.One mildly disappointing thing is that, even though the book just came out, and we're now on season three, most of the text seems to have been written about midway through season two, so there's very little discussion of any of the extremely interesting events that happened after that. Oh, well. Maybe they'll release a follow-up volume sometime.