Fables

Fables

Legends in Exile

Book - 2002
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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 normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.
AWARDS:
YALSA: 2004 annual recommended list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
·Willingham, Bill. Animal Farm (Fables series). DC Comics: Vertigo.
·Willingham, Bill. Legends in Exile (Fables series). DC Comics: Vertigo.
YALSA: 2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
·Willingham, Bill, Todd Klein, and others. Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall. 2006. DC Comics/ Vertigo
As of 2008, Fables has won twelve Eisner Awards.
·Best New Series in 2003
·Best Serialized Story in 2003, 2005 and 2006 (Legends In Exile, March of the Wooden Soldiers and Homelands)
·Best Anthology in 2007 (Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall)
·Best Short Story in 2007 (A Frog’s Eye View, by Bill Willingham and James Jean, in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall)
Hugo Award Nomination 2009:
·Fables: War and Pieces was nominated for the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story

Baker & Taylor
Follows the adventures of storybook and nursery rhyme characters who live side-by-side with humans.

Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2002.
ISBN: 9781563899423
1563899426
Characteristics: 118 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Medina, Lan

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OatmealThunder Dec 04, 2017

If the Brothers Grimm had been born in the 1940's, I could see them as noir writers. Fables brings that concept to life, in pulpy, graphic novel glory.

JCLSamS Feb 08, 2017

A fun, modern detective story uniquely cast with characters from all of your favorite fairy tales. While the main plot of the first novel did not strongly capture my interest, the characters and how they interacted with each other and managed the challenges of their fairy tale traits in a modern setting were vastly more intriguing. Having now read a few of them, the series is easy to jump into and appealing to any fans of both fairy tales and mysteries.

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shortgoose
Oct 26, 2016

Interesting takes on some classic fable characters and decent art somehow combine to a "less than the sum its parts" experience.

I may check out the next volume as I've heard the story improves...

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rswcove
Dec 10, 2015

Fables is a great series up to Book ten. i would recommend against reading past that. Book ten is clearly the conclusion of the story. The series is amazing and improves with every book. In book one, they are still finding their legs. But the story is nonetheless very entertaining and a highly enjoyable read.

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traceofbase
Nov 16, 2015

Predictable and cliche

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The_Bell_Jar
Jun 30, 2015

This has never been my all-time favourite comic series but it definitely deserves a read.

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pagetraveler
Jan 18, 2015

I really liked the letter at the beginning and the story telling at the end, but was unimpressed by the content of the comic. I think I'll try out the next in the series, hoping for a little more complex plot line.

KateHillier May 26, 2014

Fantasy creature live in the modern world as a result of some conflict with something called the Adversary. Now they live together, outcasts from their own worlds and lands and do their best to get by. There's a government of sorts, there are characters taking the time to reform, and there are those who still up to their old tricks and expect things to work out.

The art reads like an older mystery comic, which is fitting since this volume deals with the murder of one of these characters, but the whole thing really hinges on the world more than the mystery. You're given some very small clues but the big parlour scene reveal at the end spells it all out for you. I'm curious more about the world. If you're into fairy tale retellings or modern fantasy I'd give this a go.

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BrianLaBelle
Feb 28, 2014

Wonderfully creative look at how the "Fables" of yesteryear are living in the modern world. Beautifully illustrated with a very well crafted story. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Nakkid
Jan 18, 2014

Gah, I loved this book! It was soo awesome! I love the twists put onto the character stories, and the modernization of it all. I especially love the chemistry (or lack thereof) between Snow and Bigby. ;) The one complaint was that I figured out the whodunit a little after halfway, and it wasn't as compelling or fantastic as I was hoping. =( Regardless, this is a great read!

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MrMetalpants
Jun 01, 2017

Sexual Content: Characters are romantically involved and some dress scantily.

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MrMetalpants
Jun 01, 2017

Violence: Some depictions of violence/fighting, and a repeatedly seen crime scene with much blood. Violence is talked about many times.

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MrMetalpants
Jun 01, 2017

Coarse Language: 1-3 F*** words per issue in this volume. That amount or less of occasional lesser curse words.

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LazyNeko
Dec 06, 2011

Bigby Wolf: Anyone who's ever fancied himself a detective, openly or secretly, longs for the day he can do the famous parlor room scene.

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