Friday, May 14, 2010
Fables: Legends in Exile
Publisher/Year: Vertigo, 2005
Artist: Lan Medina
Writer: Bill Willingham
Collects: Fables #'s 1-5
Ever wonder what would happen if your favorite faerie tale characters were real? Did you ever wonder what happened to them after the stories ended? Did you ever think "I wonder what they would be like as real people?" This series helps to provide a good view of what those answers would be.
I don't know of too many Vertigo titles that I haven't liked. Take characters such as Snow White, Old King Cole, Prince Charming and the Big Bad Wolf and put them in a modern New York City setting. This trade is an excellent opening to the series, and has a great story that kept me riveted and waiting for more. The same day I was done reading this trade, I picked-up the next volume and began reading it.
The art by Lan Medina is very typical of the Vertigo line. This is not the kind of art you find in Superman, X-Men or Transformers. If you only read comics/trades that include a female cast who have huge endowments and wearing spandex, perhaps this isn't for you.
If you like well written storylines with plot and substance, then I highly recommend this trade. From Jack of the Tales to Bigby Wolf, this trade keeps you interested, Enjoy in good health.