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Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan
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Snow White: A Graphic Novel

by Matt Phelan

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The umpteenth retelling of Snow White, this time cast during the onset of the Great Depression. While the art is okay, the story has a groan inducing number of awkward turns and silly choices as it works too hard to merge the original tale with cliches from the Depression.

I can almost hear the original pitch: "It's Little Orphan Annie and the Seven Little Rascals! Leapin' lizards, Daddy Warbucks, watch out for that dancehall gold digger!"

Overall Phelan doesn't really incorporate, justify or explain the supernatural elements well. They don't gel with his otherwise gritty, street-level take on the fairy tale. The corny twist on the magic mirror was the hardest for me to take.

Phelan's other graphic novels are much more original and interesting. ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
I hate Snow White, but this was just too adorable. ( )
  jlydia | Jun 25, 2018 |
This is a retelling of the classic: Snow White. In this particular retelling the dwarves are street kids and the stepmom is a star in theater. "Snow" is being forced to live on her own, having to support herself. She takes refuge in the seven dwarves. ( )
  Nicolefern | Apr 23, 2018 |
A clever retelling of a classic fairy tale. ( )
  Katya0133 | Apr 15, 2018 |
What an inventive retelling! I loved the art work and how all the pertinent details were included flawlessly into this storyline. ( )
  lissabeth21 | Oct 3, 2017 |
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Award-winning graphic novelist Matt Phelan delivers a darkly stylized noir Snow White set against the backdrop of Depression-era Manhattan.

The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words "Another . . . More Beautiful . . . KILL." In a moody, cinematic new telling of a beloved fairy tale, extraordinary graphic novelist Matt Phelan captures the essence of classic film noir on the page—and draws a striking distinction between good and evil.

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:49:23 -0400)

The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words "Another . . . More Beautiful . . . KILL."… (more)

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