Fables, vol 1: Legends in Exile, by Bill Willingham

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Fables, vol 1: Legends in Exile, by Bill Willingham

Post by Gravy » 22 Apr 2016, 20:52

This graphic novel brings out all the fabled characters and creatures. Snow White is Deputy Mayor of Fabletown, the secret community of legendary icons forced to leave their homelands by "The Adversary".

The big bad wolf (Bigby) is the shariff, and, yes, there's even the three little pigs, though they're forced to live on the farm. Can't have the mundies learning that fables are real.
Even Oz's flying monkeys make appearences, carrying books to and fro.

But the actual story is a mystery, Snow White's sister, Rose Red, has gone missing, is possibly dead, and it's up to Bigby and Snow to find out what happened.

Overall a fun read though, despite the disneyesque characters, this is really for mature readers. Mainly for a sprinkling of F-bombs and a solitary adult situation. I rated it a three out of four, and recommend it to anyone who enjoys urban fantasy :tiphat:
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

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The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.


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Post by Ruptain » 10 Aug 2016, 08:22

Hmmm. May be worth a shot!

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Post by Kaity » 05 Jan 2017, 03:26

I love Bigby Wolf!!

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Post by Gravy » 07 Jan 2017, 21:01

Kaity wrote:I love Bigby Wolf!!
Me too! And Blue :D

And Bufkin :lol:
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The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.


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Post by needmoresleep » 08 Jan 2017, 21:47

I played the game for this which made me want to check out the comic but just could not get into it (the art isn't my style) but definitely enjoyed the story and the game xD

I'm a sucker for fairytale retellings~

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Post by gidgetmj » 11 Jan 2017, 15:04

where can I find the comic? It sounds really great. And what game is based off of this? It also sounds pretty interesting!

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Post by RosieBelle » 12 Jan 2017, 11:27

I really enjoyed Fables, vol 1. It's fun to see all the fairy tale characters I grew up with trying to be regular people in the real world. It's a fun take a the traditional fairy tales and the following volumes brings richer and more dynamic character. Love the art, Love Bigby. Really just loved it all.

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Post by needmoresleep » 12 Jan 2017, 12:15

gidgetmj wrote:where can I find the comic? It sounds really great. And what game is based off of this? It also sounds pretty interesting!
i'm pretty sure you can find it somewhere online (the comic). i just googled it
as for the game, i found it on Steam and it's called The wolf among us :)

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Post by Gravy » 14 Jan 2017, 07:37

RosieBelle wrote:I really enjoyed Fables, vol 1. It's fun to see all the fairy tale characters I grew up with trying to be regular people in the real world. It's a fun take a the traditional fairy tales and the following volumes brings richer and more dynamic character. Love the art, Love Bigby. Really just loved it all.

I just read Arabian Nights (and Days) and have to agree, the twists and turns!!! It's just getting better :D
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Post by Star88 » 29 Sep 2017, 15:39

I have played the game and enjoyed it. I never realized that there was a comic that it was based off of. I'll have to check it out.

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Post by P0tt3ry » 20 Mar 2018, 14:22

The illustration style in Fables, Vol. 1 is right up my alley. The storytelling was good as well. So often it's one or the other, but Vertigo got them both right in Fables.

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Post by Zgr79 » 13 Jun 2018, 13:38

I truly enjoyed this graphic novel. I thought it was the prefect blend of fairytale stories and movie/ book characters I’ve ever read. Willingham is great author. The book is easy to read and quite enjoyable.

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