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Fables is the Vertigo Hot Series! 1

If you have not read fables, then you did not get the memo.  Consider this the memo received.  Public Domain characters are growing in popularity because anyone can write story dealing with someone like Little Red Riding Hood.  Bill Willingham happened to notice this trend (back in 2002) before it was over saturated and create his Fables universe.  Now Fables is the leader in Public Domain characters.  This first trade collects the first 5 issues of the acclaimed series and no since Sandman has ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Forgotten characters reborn on paper and in our minds 2

Wow! I should have never let this book sit on the comic book shop shelf without getting it. For once, I was perfectly surprised by a comic trade from start to finish.  First off, what a great story to re-introduce some of the most lovable and memorable characters of my childhood. You only have to look above at the list of characters to see that Bill Willingham has made a great effort at writing in some of the richest characters of fable lore into this book. It's large and ambitious in its scope,...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The Fairy Tales are in exile! 2

Characters of Fairy Tale land, meet the crew from CSI!   At least, the plot of this volume seems like something you would see out of an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation!”     Brief Introduction:   After I have been hearing so many good things about the “Fable” series, I just had to check this series out for myself!   So, I picked up the first volume of “Fables” called “Fables: Legends in Exile” and I must admit that this volume did have me interested in reading more from the “Fables”...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Better Than Expected, In Fact 0

I've always heard murmurs and mutterings about the Fables series, as a comic book fan, but I never saw a reason to get into it. With some many different popular media franchises overdoing the "fairy tales characters, but more mature" motif, I had little interest or reason to delve into just another, especially with comic book prices being what they are today. Luckily, I found this at my local library and decided to give it a shot. And, low and behold, it exceeded my expectations- not by much, b...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Classics revised 0

First of all, I don't buy single comics but only trade paperbacks or even bigger volumes (like omnibi), so reviewing a volume that features a single story arc is always easier - like in this case, because the introducing story of the Fables starts with a big-shot of a story arc, the Legends in Exile. I must say - being a 27 years old male, Snow White, Prince Charming and the Big Bad Wolf are not in my all-time favorite characters list -- at all. But after playing with telltale games' The Wolf Am...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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