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A retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm Story, The Frog King. The stuck-up and selfish Lizette has always gotten everything she ever wanted. Including homework from her shy and quiet classmate, Neville. But when Lizette stoops to humiliating him, it’s time for Sela to step in… Calliope loves nothing more than to admire herself, treat others like dirt and wait for a Prince, or better yet, a King to sweep her off her feet. But when she finds herself in a bind she’s forced to make a promise to an enchanted frog. However the dishonorable Calliope has no intention of keeping her end of the deal and not only reneges on her promise but commits an incredibly despicable act. But when a shy and quiet servant witnesses the horrible deed he feels he has no other choice but to teach the girl a disturbing lesson.

The story of the Frog Prince is told with Calliope taking the role of the princess in the classic tale. The modern version is set against a high school biology class where a frog is being dissected where two teenagers are paired together - Lizette and Neville. Neville has a crush on Lizette and does her homework for her, but as the two begin dissection she indicates that she is squeamish with the dissection. She gets Neville to do most of the work, and then when she asks why he wears a scarf everyday she pulls it away to find a birthmark. She is "g rossed out" by this and runs away in disgust. Sela intercepts her and gives her the story of the Frog Prince to read. The story introduces the vain Princess Calliope for whom no mirror in the land is good enough to show her reflection so she travels to a well in the forest which she feels can properly show her beauty. While she is looking down the central gem on her tiara falls into the water. It is retrieved by a frog who offers it back to her if she will become his friend. She initially agrees but then goes back on her word, and leaves without him. He shows up later as she is having a meal with one of her suitors and her father insists that she honour her agreement. She takes the frog to her room to sleep for the night, but when he asks to sleep in the warm bed she initially takes him in but then throws him again the window frame causing him to fall outside and seemingly die. He is retrieved by one of his assistants and dropped in the well where he completes a transformation into a human. He visits the princess and asks for her hand in marriage, but as they leave he offers her a drink at his well. Although she insists she is as beautiful on the inside as out, she drinks the water and her lies, cruel behaviour and vanity causes that she turns into a frog. The story switches back to the modern day and the Lizette rebuffs Sela's story. Sela tells Neville to forget about her, and after drinking from a fountain Lizette has an outbreak of warts on her body.

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Hell hath no fury like a frog scorned 0

Two recurring themes throughout this series thus far is that vanity is dangerous and can consume you, and that it is important to love the right person.  Here both of those themes are present for the first time in the same issue.  The action starts off in a modern biology classes where a teenage girl is disgusted by a birth mark on her lab partner's neck.  She storms off but Sela tells her the story of the Frog Prince.  The story tells of Princess Calliope a vain and selfish princess that decide...

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