Thursday, May 20, 2010
Fables: Storybook Love
Publisher/Year: Vertigo, 2004
Artist: Mark Buckingham
Writer: Bill Willingham
Collects: Fables #'s 11-18
The next volume in the Fables series does not disappoint. In this trade, you learn a few things about Jack's history, figure out how the various fables unite against a common foe, and see the results of a Bluebeard/Goldilocks plot against Snow and Bigby.
The story keeps you interested. The art keeps you wanting more. Except for the last part. The last section of this trade has art that reminds me of something you would find in the Sunday paper. I'm not sure who to credit for this, but I have yet to see similar art in other volumes of Fables, thank goodness.
What happens when one of the mundy's tries to blackmail Bigby with the exposure of Fabletown itself? Does Bigby Wolf stand by and let Fabletown fall? Of course not. That would really ruin the series. But how he goes about stopping this mundy is a tale to enjoy. This really gives you a look into what Bigby Wolf is capable of accomplishing.
When a Bluebeard/Goldilocks plot comes close to being exposed, what does Bluebeard do to ensure his anonymity? Move ahead with the attempt to kill 2 major players in Fabletown: Snow White and Bigby Wolf. Do Bluebeard and Goldilocks get their dreams fulfilled? what happens when Bigby and Snow are put under a spell by Bluebeard? I'll give you a big hint: You should read the next volume: March of the Wooden Soldiers.