That the hectic nature flooding the aisles during store hours on Black Friday has the fable components to sound off as an event given a busy jinx only a diabolic queen’s dabbling would cast. Whether Aesop or Brothers Grimm ever had the notion once long ago within a market square is a best guess over a story book never written, yet more than likely a scene written into a television episode nowadays.
The trend of modernizing fables pops up those legendary figures out of traditional lexicon and renders the reimagination treatment amongst the celebrity production personifying that umbrella of Hollywood idealism, and already enchanting audiences with the prospective tellings.
This Fall’s primetime recounts its star power blend first, even as two upcoming 2012 movies evoke their trailers to a viral effect across the internet.
ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” rewrites Snow White and Prince Charming into a small New England town, the result of the Evil Queen’s ultimate curse. “Grimm”, on NBC, writes the Brothers Grimm into a lineage and a current day descendent Nick Burkhardt, a Portland detective, discovers he has the inherited ability to see those dangerous legendary creatures behind their all too human guises.
Looks are coming about for retellings of a similar nature. Some comic book mindsets have written volume or few on modern folk tales, and even the fabulist nature from topical inceptions have made the top seller lists.
Snow White vies against the Evil Queen in some of these graphic novels and trade paperbacks, and while they aren’t as live action mesmerizing as Charlize Theron or Julia Roberts will bring to the silver screen next year, the choices make the long wait to the cinema a dual opportunity for gifts.
Comic shop owners across the D.C. area have responded to what recommendations they have to meet the reading experiences of various ages. The reads are in stock per presentation at the comic shops, and if you’re not visiting Metro D.C. over Black Friday weekend and before the Holiday deadline, then check on your own locality’s nearby retailers.
This comic book-Examiner tosses his own recommendations into the variety.