More than anything else, this reminds me of the great early days of John Ney Rieber's run on The Books of Magic
. A clever and unpredictable and frequently vulnerable protagonist, a true sense of the numinous and the strange, old myths and old fairy tales mingled together, the sense of a great and varied cast, a large and extraordinary universe.
I'm deducting a point because the plotline is sort of choppy -- clearly a lot is going on in other Fear Itself
tie-ins--but this really is marvelous.Full review
, including references to but no spoilers for the next volume.