Tag: Comics: Vertigo


Review: Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers (vol. 4)

Posted 19 June, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 2 Comments

Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers (vol. 4)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), James Jean (illustrations), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Steve Leialoha (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

When Little Red Riding Hood suddenly walks through the gate between this world and the lost Fable Homelands, she’s welcomed as a miraculous survivor by nearly everyone – everyone except her old nemesis, Bigby Wolf, who smells spying and subversion more than survival. But will he be able to prove his case before disaster strikes? And how will it all affect Prince Charming’s upstart campaign to become the new mayor of Fabletown?

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that a few weeks ago I took a photo of this and the next volume and said how I wanted to read it but couldn’t at the time (because they were graduation gifts). Well, I finally gave them so hurray, I got to read it 😉 May contain some spoilers if you haven’t read the first 3 volumes of the series!

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Review: Fables: Storybook Love (vol. 3)

Posted 13 May, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Fables: Animal Farm (vol. 3)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), James Jean (illustrations), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Steve Leialoha (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

In the Fables’ world, there isn’t a lot of happily-ever-after to go around. As refugees from the lands of make-believe, the Fables have been driven from their storybook realms and forced to blend in with our gritty, mundane reality.

But that doesn’t mean they don’t have any room for romance—or the pain, betrayal and jealous rage that go along with it. In fact, love may be blooming between two of the most hard-bitten, no-nonsense Fables around. But are they destined for happiness— or a quick and untimely death?

Oh, it could not be helped, I just had to pick up the third volume of this series. As my reviews of volume one (review) and volume two (review) have pointed out, I’m really enjoying the series and the way it has re-imagined these fairy tale and fable characters in our modern world. May contain some spoilers if you haven’t read volume 1 and 2!

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Review: Fables: Animal Farm (vol. 2)

Posted 9 May, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Fables: Animal Farm (vol. 2)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), James Jean (illustrations), Alex Maleev (illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

Ever since they were driven from their homelands by the Adversary, the non-human Fables have been living on the Farm—a vast property in upstate New York that keeps them hidden from the prying eyes of the mundane world. But now, after hundreds of years of isolation, the Farm is seething with revolution, fanned by the inflammatory rhetoric of Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs. And when Snow White and her sister Rose Red stumble upon their plan to liberate the Homelands, the commissars of the Farm are ready to silence them—by any means necessary!

I really enjoyed the first volume of the series (review) that I ended up picking up the next volume as part of my graduation gift to my brother =P Of course, I couldn’t contain my excitement that I ended up giving it a month earlier =P But anywho…May contain some spoilers if you haven’t read volume 1!

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Review: Fables: Legends in Exile (vol. 1)

Posted 2 May, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 4 Comments

Fables: Legends in Exile (vol. 1)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), James Jean (illustrations), Alex Maleev (illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the “mundys,” their name for normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters created their own secret society that they call Fabletown. From their exclusive luxury apartment buildings on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, these creatures of legend must fight for their survival in the new world.

I’ve heard of Fables for the longest time; it’s pretty much up there with classics like Sandman that’s enjoyed by comic readers and the like. I only got around to reading it at the recommendation of my brother, who picked up the first volume recently. Given the recent rise in fairytale retellings, I wounder if this series is enjoying a rejuvenation.

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