And now, some non-Dracula content:
Today at the ComicsAlliance, I’ve once again taken on the thankless task of studying the interpretation and popularity of different fictional archetypes, with attention to how they’re presented for different audiences and how bowdlerized versions can act as cultural signifiers for later interpretations that simultaneously build on their immediate predecessors while straining to restore the original undertones.
Which is a fancy way of saying that I was all like “Hey, who’d win in a fight between the cast of Fables and their Disney movie counterparts?”
Sadly, I didn’t get around to including Pinocchio in the article proper–as everything you need to know about their differences can be pretty much summed up in the image above–but it did give me a chance to bring up Prince Charming’s two rules for dating and the sheer insanity that was the Disney Afternoon. Enjoy!