'''''Rapunzel's Revenge''''' is a graphic novel by award-winning author Creator/ShannonHale and husband Dean, illustrated by Nathan Hale ([[NamesTheSame no relation]]). The story follows a strong and independent Literature/{{Rapunzel}}, perfectly willing and able to save herself. Initially following the original fairy tale, Rapunzel is kidnapped, but in this tale she escapes herself via her long hair. The rest of the story chronicles her dealing with her pursuers and attempting to escape to freedom.

Followed by '''''Calamity Jack''''', which focuses on Jack having to face his past as he and Rapunzel travel back east to his hometown of Shyport to help his poor in-debt mother only to find the city ravaged by a race of Ant Men and under the supposed protection of a gang of giants, led by a crime lord named Blunderboar. With the help of one of Jack's old partners, a pixie named Prudence, and inventor/newspaper owner Freddie Sparksmith, they seek to uncover the truth behind the Ant Men attacks and free Jack's mother from Blunderboar's enslavement.

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!!Tropes associated with this work:
* AbusiveParents: Besides kidnapping her from her real parents, Mother Gothel isolates Rapunzel from the world, then leaves her up a tree for years when she becomes defiant, then finally just tries getting rid of her.
* ActionDressRip: In the climactic scene, Rapunzel cuts away the skirt of her ballgown with scissors (she's wearing bloomers underneath), along with the vines entangling her legs.
* ActionGirl: Rapunzel.
* BraidsOfAction
* ChekhovsGun: Mother Gothel is shown [[spoiler: trimming a small, pink tree early in the story. This turns out to be her [[AmplifierArtifact totem]]]].
** Inga is Chekhov's ''pickaxe''.
* DisguisedInDrag: Jack's first appearance involves him doing, well, this.
* DistractedByTheSexy: For one plan, Jack suggests Rapunzel put on a dress and invoke this. She says no.
* DoesntLikeGuns:
-->'''Rapunzel:''' ''I was noticing how without guns in their hands, most folk around here turned pale. Made me realize I'd never seen Jack touch a gun except to throw it away.''
* TheDragon: Brute
* EngineeredPublicConfession: In the sequel, [[spoiler:Jack secretly flips the on switch of Blunderboar's "omniphone" before getting him to talk about his nefarious plan and insult the townspeople he's hoodwinked.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Reminding him of his mother leads to [[spoiler: Brute's HeelFaceTurn]].
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Of the Old West.
* FracturedFairyTale
* GreenThumb: Mother Gothel was born with a proficiency to magically grow plants. [[spoiler: After gaining a totem, she could quickly and easily grow or wilt plants at will and her influence expands all the time. This power is how she rules with an iron fist]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Mother Gothel ends up being absorbed by her own totem]].
* ICallItVera: The pickax that could break anything deemed unbreakable was named Inga by the village that owned it.
* Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Blunderboar, in the sequel. He's a giant with a taste for human bones; he also speaks eloquently, wears a three-piece suit with a frilly shirtfront, and lives in a lavishly-decorated penthouse suite.
* MeaningfulName: Brute is strong, but not particularly smart, and works for [[BigBad Mother Gothel]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''[[SarcasmMode Now, with a name like the Devil's Armpit, you'd think it'd be a right jolly place.]]''
** Also, Brute.
-->'''Jack:''' His name is ''Brute''? Yeegh, that doesn't sound promising.
* NiceHat
* NoodleIncident: One guest at Mother Gothel's party mentions that the year before involved a lot of goat cheese.
* ParentalAbandonment: Mother Gothel was abandoned by her parents because they disapproved of her growing magic.
* SettingUpdate: Rapunzel's Revenge is the Rapunzel story [[RecycledInSpace IN A SCHIZOTECH OLD WEST!]]
* SheCleansUpNicely
* SpoiledBrat: Rapunzel and Jack try to rescue a girl who was one of these. [[spoiler: We see where she gets it from when, after returning her to her father, he promptly tries to hang them]].
* [[spoiler: TraumaticHaircut: Mother Gothel cuts Rapunzel's braids when she gets caught during the final battle. Rapunzel ends up keeping them, continuing to use them as whips in the sequel]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Rapunzel to Jack
* WantedPoster: Rapunzel and Jack each get one. Rapunzel wonders why she was drawn that way while Jack's poster was from when he was [[DisguisedInDrag disguised in drag]], much to his embarrassment.
* WeNeedADistraction: Jack provides one at Mother Gothel's party. [[spoiler: He uses a bean]].
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Mother Gothel has no one who's loyal to her out of something other than fear. ''No one''.
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