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Fables

A comic book series published by Vertigo and created by Bill WIllingham

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Imaginative and capitvating

  • Dec 12, 2008
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Fables is a fourteen- time Eisner award- winning comic book series that deals with well- known characters from folklore that have been transplanted to modern- day New York.  Some story arcs include: Snow White becomes the Mayor of Fable Town, Cinderella as a Spy, Gepetto creating a massive army of puppets, and the history of the Big Bad Wolf. Never has a single comic book series brought me tears, laughter and so much adventure.
Fables: Legends in Exile

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Quick Tip by . September 30, 2010
I confess to being a bit late getting around to reading this comic book series, but I'm certainly glad I did. The concept is inspired and Willingham's writing is sharp. The art is solid and well detailed, if a little uninspired at times. I've only read the first graphic novel collection (Legends in Exile) so far, but I'm certainly looking forward to reading more tales from Fabletown.
review by . July 10, 2010
The best part of fairytales is how they grow and change with us.  Willingham and company have done a wonderful job updating our favorite characters to match our modern era.  Their origin stories were only the beginning.  Since the era of once upon a time, the characters went off into new directions, fulfilling their characters in new ways.  Cinderella became a spy and agent of Fabletown when happily ever after ended too soon.  Little Boy Blue from a minor nursery rhyme became …
review by . June 18, 2010
I stumbled upon this fabulous series at my local comic book shop, and as soon as I scanned the first few pages (in order to make certain I liked the art and writing styles), I was enthralled. This lusciously illustrated series centers around an exiled community of fairy tale characters, some of whom currently reside in a community in the middle of New York City and others who live on a farm outside of the city. I immediately fell in love with the characters, who were all cleverly reimagined …
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
I love this series. The fairy tale characters you grew to love as a kid, now presented in a delightfully mature reading style - incredibly creative and innovative.
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
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review by . March 05, 2009
For some people, the biggest barrier to entry for the world of comics is that fact that, to be blunt, they don't give a crap about superheroes. Well, setting aside the entire traditions of mystery and horror comics, soap comics, manga, historical recreations, hyper-realist comics in the vein of Harvey Pekar , and adventure comics that tread near the superhero line without crossing it (think Tintin ), there's even a genre of fantasy comic that doesn't necessarily rely on the tropes of capes and …
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Author: Bill Willingham
Genre: Comic Books
Publisher: Vertigo

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