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Subversive Princess Stories That Are The Perfect Antidotes To Disney

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Ladies and gent(lie)s, did you wake up this morning with the urge to give your long, straight locks an updated edgy cut, and in the mood to ditch your glass stilettos for Dr. Martens, without a look in the rearview mirror? If you're feeling just that way or similarly Disney non-compliant, i09 has a list of alternate princess lit for you to roll around in shamelessly. Take Fables, for example. Here's their description: 

1. Fables: 

"Vertigo’s fairytale comic, created by Bill Willingham and Lan Medina, puts an incredibly smart spin on the myriad fairytales that remain popular in modern culture. For example, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella were all married to the same Prince Charming — who is kind of a cad, but has his moments. The Snow White who lived with the Seven (pretty horrible) Dwarves is the same one who has a sister named Rose Red. And a single witch was responsible for the curses on the Beast, the Frog Prince, and Rapunzel — and she tried to eat Hansel and Gretel.

But these characters aren’t just popular in the modern age; many of them are also living in present-day America. Snow White is a badass bureaucrat who can wield a sword when the occasion calls for it. Beauty and the Beast are still married, but have to work through their genuine relationship issues. And Cinderella is a spy who uses her reputation as a shoe-obsessed fashionista as a cover. All the princesses have to figure out ways to reconcile their past and present-day lives and find their own place in a world far from their fairytale kingdoms. Once Upon a Time tried to do something similar, but it never quite hit the heights of Fables at its best."

Read nine other suggestions for subversive princess stories to perfectly counteract Disney here.

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Enjoyed "The Seawitch". And I now MUST track down Princess Ugg. I couldn't get into Fables. I tried. Read 50 issues and for me it just tried to hard. There were moments that were good but for the most part, just didn't like it.
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