After reading the first volume of Fables for Bingo, I decided to keep going with the second one since it was available through Kindle Unlimited. Jack is working off his community service based on his actions in the previous murder story, while Snow White has decided its time for her annual trip to the farm upstate to check on all the fairy tale exiles that can’t blend in among the humans of the city. Snow White hasn’t heard from the supervisor at the farm in some time, although she doesn’t seem to concerned yet. Rose Red is along for the […]
Tommy Taylor has been separated from his friends and is desperately trying to find a way back to them. He also needs to stop the ancient adversary, Pullman, from killing the legendary Leviathan once and for all, but is waylaid on his journey when the various witches and magical personages of Fabletown attempt to summon the greatest mage the worlds have ever seen, in order to stop the menace threatening their own realms. Tommy is pretty sure he’s not the person they’re looking for, but it’s clear that the remaining (and rapidly decreasing) citizens of Fabletown need all the help […]
Okay, first of all, what the hell has been going on in Fables while I’ve been away? Shit is MESSED UP. Second of all, this was way more of a Fables story than it was an Unwritten story, and it was a clunky Fables story at that. I haven’t checked in with Fables in years, and the last one I read was Vol. 6, Homelands. That ended in a very, very different place than this one began in, but it’s not hard to get into the groove of what’s going on. In fact, they go out of their way to make […]
The short lived Fables offshoot, Fairest, wrapped up at the same time as its parent title(insert Farewell link). Fairest focused on the side character women of Fables, primarily those traditionally known as the “princesses” and is collected in several volumes. There are also a few stand alone releases called Cinderella, that follow the exploits of Fabletown’s most badass spy. Fairest: In All the Land is not an issue compilation, but a single story told through a mixture of long form text and illustrations. Fables writer Bill Willingham wrote the story and the illustrations are provided by a mix of people […]
The final volume of Fables wraps up several plotlines and serves as a conclusion but not an ending. After all, the Fables are quasi-immortal beings and there will always be more stories for them, even if they won’t be told in the series Fables. Farewell wastes no time in quickly dispatching two of the primary antagonists of the recent storyline in order to quickly put the pieces in place for the apocalyptic Rose Red vs. Snow White showdown. The reappearance of Bigby Wolf in New York City is breaking down the barriers between the Mundane and Fabletown, exposing the Fables […]
After finishing Camelot, I started wondering about the seeds Willingham was planting that point toward very bad things happening to Fabletown and the Farm where our various heroes and anti-heroes make their homes. The series has had a couple of board-clearing events in the past but this one felt different. Turns out I was right. Last year, Willingham announced he was ending both Fables and the spinoff, Fairest, this summer. Specifically the last issue will come out July 22, 2015 and be 150 pages long. I really hate this news. Fables is my favorite comic series. I’ve read every book […]
“Once we were a thousand separate kingdoms, spread over a hundred magic worlds. We were kings and cobblers. Wizards and woodcarvers. We had our sinners, our saints, and our blatant social climbers. And from the grandest lord to the lowliest peasant girl, we were, for the most part, strangers one to another.” “It took an invasion to unite us.” Reimagining fairy tales is not necessarily a new endeavor. They have ranged from the cute and fun “Tangled” to the popular TV series “Once Upon A Time” to the strange action-oriented stuff like “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.” Authors like Neil […]
It’s a Fables encyclopedia. But, more importantly, I made it!! I almost didn’t think I was going to. This has been wonderful fun. I’m definitely signing up for next year, except I’m only committing to a half Cannonball. With a new baby on the way, and how close I came to the wire on this one, I don’t think I can make it to 52 next year. Thanks to everyone for the interesting reviews and to MsWas for keeping this ship afloat. I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a great year ahead of them.