Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile

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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile
  • Bill Willingham
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 9781563899423

About the Author: Bill Willingham

In the late 1970s to early 1980s he drew fantasy ink pictures for the Dungeons Dragons Basic and Expert game rulebooks He first gained attention for his 1980s comic book series Elementals published by Comico, which he both wrote and drew However, for reasons unknown, the series had trouble maintaining an original schedule, and Willingham s position in the industry remained spotty for many

Fables, Volume 1: Legends in ExileWhen 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 Bigby 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.Collecting Fables 1 5

10 thoughts on “Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile

  1. says:

    I remember being somewhat taken aback the first time I read an original Fairy Tale They aren t child friendly, in fact many of them were written to unnerve and frighten children The characters in fairytales are usually half mad, murderous, sexually charged, and grotesque Authors have returned to them again and again for inspiration, exploring the history of storytelling, moralizing tales, propaganda, and archetypes Gaiman s Sandman is notable for some remarkable insights into the nature of fairy tales and how they comment on what has changed in our modern storytelling tradition and what hasn t Likewise Mignola has recalled to us some of the less pleasant aspects of fairy stories in Hellboy , where the madness of these myths is hardly forgotten.Hellboy was a decade before Fables, and Sandman twenty years before, but Fables is, if anything, a regression, doing less with myth than earlier comics Names are dropped, but the characters attached neither typify nor subvert the characters they are aping In the end, Willingham portrays a less nuanced take on the original myth than the average Disney movie.His dialogue is wooden, lacking in subtlety or thrust The characters say what you would expect them to, with plenty of awkward exposition Todd, my brother, what are you doing here at the government headquarters when you should be searching for your lost wife There s no style or charm to be found in the writing and the characters show none of the grotesque vividness of their ...

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    I d been wondering why lately I ve had such bad luck with books Almost everything I picked up went back down again and than half of what I read through and reviewed was a disappointment After reading this first volume of the Fables series, it hit me all of a sudden Tatiana Or lack of Tatiana and her excellent book recommending skills Thanks for the rec, T, I knew you d get it right _ The Fables series has been one I ve wanted to start since I first heard of it Adult retellings of classic fairytales with a few touches of sex, violence and humour SOLD However, I talked myself out of it about a year ago when I foolishly picked up a random volume nine, I believe and didn t get it at all Perhaps volume nine happens to be a bad apple in an otherwise excellent bunch, or perhaps that particular volume wasn t made to be read as a standalone IMO, the first three can be enjoyed individually , whatever the reason, I found myself putting off a series which I d previously been certain I d love I ve learned my lesson and am now breezing through these fantastic volumes I ll be starting number four soon and becom...

  3. says:

    This seems like a solid start to a series The fairy tale characters homeland has been taken over by an enemy called The Adversary and have fled to the mundane world we live in Snow White is a politician who works for the Mayor, King Cole, and The Big Bad Wolf is the sheriff.Snow White s sister, Rose Red, has apparently been murdered and the crime must be solved The solving of the crime and big reveal wasn t really anything special, but there is a great premise set up with a lot of potential The characters we have all heard of are tweaked and often the result is really funny.I think my favorite line was with Pinocchio He s at the Fabletown yearly gala and complains about having to always come to the ball because he s looking for the fairy who turned him into a real boy I m over three centuries old and I still haven t gone through puberty I want to grow up, I want my balls to drop, and I want to get laid HAHARose ...

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    Lovely lovely lovely.

  5. says:

    Because Gibsy said so..I paid good money for these Gibsy You and your pasty skin better hope you didn t steer me wrong.____________________________Luckily, for Gibsy and all his friends acolytes, he will not be meeting an untimely demise via shrimp death.Because I really liked this book.The art is some of the most stunning art I have ever come across And I m not talking about Lan Medina s drawings which tell the story, though it was amazeballs too I m talking about James Jean s gorgeous works of art which separate the individual issues Artwork which I want in poster form, on my bedroom wall.This volume was a tiny bit lacking in the characterization department, but overall I was very entertained the whole way through and I zipped through this thing I enjoyed reading about the specific characters and how their lives have shifted since their happily ever afters Fairy tale legends live alongside regular New Yorkers called Mundanes ever since their kingdom was destroyed by an unknown and faceless enemy called The Adversary It was kinda like ...

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    3 StarsSo this Graphic Novel was very reminiscent of Once Upon a Time for me Our fairy tale creatures have been thrown into modern day world and basically just have to deal with it Awesome I love that shit Beyond being our introduction to the characters within the world, and some personalities that maybe don t exactly meet expectations, this first volume is a murder mystery Rose Red has disappeared, leaving behind an apartmen...

  7. says:

    Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham and a team of illustrators begin the Fables series of adult graphic novels This is a very imaginative extension of fables such as Snow White, Old King Cole, the big bad wolf, Jack and the Beanstalk, etc The idea is that the fables were exiled from their home lands by a common enemy, The Adversary, and relocated to New York but maintained a community of exiles called Fable Town Very entertaini...

  8. says:

    Why am I just starting to read these They are awesome

  9. says:

    Welcome, queer folk of the modern age, welcome The queer folk of the Fabled lands of legends are now living as exiles in your very queer world indeed and they seem to have adapted very well by creating this very secret society called Fabletown Oh, don t bother looking for them for you will never recognize them.From wearing pretty gowns and armour, from fighting against evil and saving princesses, these folks have changed tremendously They have lost their touch with magic and true love for your world is very corrupt indeed Like I said, you wouldn t even recognize them.But then, you find this book You pick it up for some light reading And just like that, you re sucked into their new world in your world You come to know secrets and shocking revelations and at times, how sexy your once favourite characters have become But right now, in this particular volume, you realize that Snow White s sister Rose Red is missing Oh dear you might exclaim or you might just roll your eyes or you might taken it upon yourself to find her and get inside this secret society Good luck, queer person You won t be fast enough.Snow White and the Big Bad Wolf team up to find her sister and what a team they make Don t be alarmed, queer person, the Big Ba...

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    3.5 StarsI bought this after I saw high praise for it from a few people but the cover initially turned me off so I put it on my shelf for a few years However, I ended up enjoying it All of our favorite fairy tale characters are in exile in New York, living hidden lives while they long to retu...

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