Tag: Comics: Vertigo


Review: Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall

Posted 12 May, 2016 by Lianne in Comics / 6 Comments

Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall
By: Bill Willingham (Writer), Esao Andrews (Illustrator), John Bolton (Illustrator), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), James Jean (Illustrator), Derek Kirk Kim (Illustrator), Jill Thompson (Illustrator), Mark Wheatley (Illustrator), Charles Vess (Illustrator), Michael Wm. Kaluta (Illustrator), Tara McPherson (Illustrator
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

This volume, set in the early days of Fabletown, long before the FABLES series began, featuring sequences illustrated by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson and more, 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL is both an entry point to the critically acclaimed series and an essential part of Willingham’s enchanting and imaginative FABLES mythos.

Traveling in Arabia as an Ambassador from the exiled FABLES community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her (and then kill her). But the clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories for a total of 1,001 nights. Running the gamut from horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming-of-age, FABLES:1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL reveals the secret histories of familiar FABLES characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales.

I picked this collection up for Christmas for my brother. I had been eyeing it for a while and I knew he would appreciate this collection as it contained some origin stories for some of the characters we know regularly from the series. May contain spoilers if you’re not familar with the series or haven’t read it!

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Review: Fables: Wolves (vol. 8)

Posted 6 January, 2015 by Lianne in Comics / 2 Comments

Fables: Wolves (vol. 8)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Shawn McManus (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

The community of Fables living undercover in our midst has endured plenty of suffering at the hands of their longtime antagonist, the Adversary. Now it’s time to return the favor and put the would-be conqueror on notice that the cost of subjugating this last stronghold of independent magic will be higher than even he can bear. The one Fable who can accomplish this mission, however, has hidden himself in the wild and will take some convincing—if he can ever be found. Luckily for Fabletown, there is something more than a trip behind enemy lines awaiting Bigby Wolf’s return…

Collects issues #48-51 in Bill Willingham’s Eisner Award-winning Vertigo series.

After developments in volume 7 of Fables (review), what else is there to do but to immediately read volume 8? The title alone is a bit spoilerish given developments in recent issues, but nonetheless made me even more excited 😉 Contains spoilers if you haven’t read the first 7 volumes of the series!

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Review: Fables: Arabian Nights (and Days) (Vol. 7)

Posted 5 January, 2015 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Fables: Arabian Nights (and Days) (vol. 7)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), Mark Buckingham (Pencils), Steve Leialoha (Inks), Jim Fern (Pencils), Jimmy Palmiotti (Inks), Andrew Pepoy (Inks)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

Collecting issues #42-47 of writer Bill Willingham’s Eisner Award-winning creation, FABLES: ARABIAN NIGHTS (AND DAYS) opens a new front in the struggle between the Fables and the Adversary as the worlds of the Arabian Fables are invaded — leading to an unprecedented diplomatic mission to Fabletown and a bad case of culture shock! This seventh volume of the popular Vertigo series also includes “The Ballad of Rodney and June,” the 2-part story of forbidden love among the Adversary’s wooden soldiers, and features stellar Art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Jim Fern, Jimmy Palmiotti and Andrew Pepoy.

It’s been a few months since I’ve last read a collected volume of Fables, so here we are. We got volumes 7 and 8 recently, so I read them around Christmas time 😉 Contains spoilers if you haven’t read the first 6 volumes of the series!

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Review: Fables: Homelands (vol. 6)

Posted 19 September, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Fables: Homelands (vol. 6)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), James Jean (illustrations), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Steve Leialoha (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

Collecting issues #34-41 of writer Bill Willingham’s Eisner Award-winning creation, Homelands follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary’s true identity! Plus, the two-part story of Jack’s adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli’s return to Fabletown.

It’s been a little while since I’ve read anything Fables-related! Surprised I didn’t self-combust or anything…Anyway, this issue sounds promising, in particular Boy Blue’s mission into the Homelands 🙂 May contain spoilers if you haven’t read the first 5 volumes of the series!

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Review: Fables: The Mean Seasons (vol. 5)

Posted 8 July, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Fables: The Mean Seasons (vol. 5)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), James Jean (illustrations), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Steve Leialoha (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

This trade paperback features two tales of Bigby’s exploits during World War II as well as “The Year After,” which follows the aftermath of the Adversary’s attempt to conquer Fabletown —

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Sort of had to revise from my usual format here because of that massive spoiler in this volume’s blurb! 😛 Anyway, exciting issue to follow up reading with, especially after the events of March of the Wooden Soldiers (review). May contain some spoilers if you haven’t read the first 4 volumes of the series!

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