Fables Vol. 1: Legends In Exile - Bill Willingham, Lan Medina & Steve Leialoha

Fables Vol. 1: Legends In Exile

By Bill Willingham, Lan Medina & Steve Leialoha

  • Release Date: 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 143 Ratings)
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Description

FABLES is the winner of 14 Eisner Awards and is one of the most enduring Vertigo titles ever. Here, in this new, 10th anniversary edition, is a newly colored 8-page story from the Fables prose work PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL, as well as a beautiful new cover from series artist Mark Buckingham. 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.

Reviews

  • Perfect

    5
    By NickDawsome122222
    I started The Wolf Among us video game, that hooked me into this captivating story. The comic is even better, visually. It is a fantastical event of the senses to read this comic.
  • Good Enough To Keep You Hooked

    4
    By OllieBlazin
    Really this was a great start to a series. The only problem I had was the pacing sometimes there will be a time where I'm not in the mood or don't have the strength and will to keep reading it. But after "forcing" myself to read past the boring and unnecessary things it picked up the pace. On a side note this book and hopefully the rest of the series is very political and nails it at that. The twist ending was really great and the build up to it was really great. The wrap was especially good. Overall it does deserve at least a look at when you're bored. 4/5
  • This book was extremely compelling I read it in one sitting.

    4
    By AJ092700
    the plot twist was surprising but the usage of language and sexual content is a little to much for my taste.
  • Excellent

    5
    By RobbieEL
    This inspired me to one day write and ink a graphic tale of my own. Better than OUAT!
  • Great read

    5
    By Tofriesanashake
    Loved this comic. Read it because of the game and this won't disappoint.
  • OK, but disappointing ending

    3
    By Salsander
    I decided to pick this up after playing Telltale's wonderful "The Wolf Among Us" game. The lore and atmosphere of the game encapsulated me, so I knew that the source material ought to have been as good. The book starts out tremendously. You meet Bigby Wolf and a slue of fairy tale characters such Prince Charming, Jack (from Jack and the bean stalk) and my personal favorite, the Beast with his wife Beauty. The idea of having fairy tale characters transcending the real world was lightning in a bottle (so much so that many TV shows have attempted to use this formula). It's fun and interesting to hear Beauty and Beast's marriage problems or Bluebeard's attempt to wipe away his past crimes as a literal lady killer. It's a little quirky but captivating at the same time. The only issue I had (but frankly a huge one) was the ending. The story sets up to feel like the first part to a an overarching story, but it just ends like your average cop show. The story revolves around the disappearance (and assumed murder) of Snow White's sister. You will assume that there is some criminal mastermind behind it, but in the end it just turns out to be a mundane character that we weren't supposed to expect do it. The story ends like the movie Clue. Bigby explains how everything happened and why the unsuspected culprit did it. You have no way to piece this together because the motive and crime is so bizarre. Overall I was a bit disappointed in the ending. I thought the story was going somewhere, but in the end it feels like a TV show that has a different plot each episode. Play "The Wolf Among Us" instead.
  • Worth your money and time!

    5
    By Chatterbunny
    This easily one of those instant classics among comics.
  • It's good

    5
    By The Young Minecarter
    No I mean it, why in the world are still reading this just buy it

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