FABLES VOL. 1: LEGENDS IN EXILE
Personal Review: …
Written by Bill Willingham; Art by Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha and Craig Hamilton; Painted Cover by James Jean
“It’s possibly the best mainstream ‘mature readers’ comic out there…”
- DECIBEL MAGAZINE
“Fables is an excellent series in the tradition of Sandman, one that rewards careful attention and loyalty.”
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“[A] wonderfully twisted concept.”
-THE WASHINGTON POST
“An epic, beautifully written story.”
- THE ONION
In the same vein as best-selling “fractured-fairy-tales” such as Wicked and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is Bill Willingham’s runaway hit graphic novel series FABLES. No longer just children’s tales, Willingham has created a new world for these beloved fables…one that exists within our own.
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 created their own secret society-within an exclusive luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side-called Fabletown. But when Snow White’s party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Bigby, Fabletown’s sheriff, and a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the culprit is Bluebeard, Rose’s ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.