Title: Fables: Super Team
Publisher/Year: Vertigo, 2011
Artist: Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy, Eric Shanower, Terry Moore, Richard Friend
Writer: Bill Willingham
Collects: Fables #101-107
In this next thrilling Fables trade, we have the characters preparing to defend Haven against Mister Dark. Flycatcher has a barrier that is keeping him at bay, but he can’t keep it up forever. Pinocchio arranges tryouts for his Super Team. He’s finally putting all those years of reading comic books to some good use, even having special costumes made for the team. Pinocchio sees himself as a kind of Professor Xavier as he wheels around in a wheelchair.
One of the other main plot points in this trade revolves around the North Wind and his affection for his grandchildren. Unfortunately, it turns out that he may have to kill Ghost, the Zephyr. That could cause a serious strain on the new found relationship he’s had with Bigby. This doesn’t end the way that you may have expected, and it leads to some interesting questions about what will happen in the next volume.
With everything else that is going on with our favorite Fables, we occasionally drop-in on Nurse Spratt who is working with Mister Dark. In this trade, Spratt is working to become the “fairest in all the land” and receive her very own handsome prince. At the end, Nurse Spratt doesn’t look anything like what she used to.
As always, the art is impeccable and the writing is incredible. I recently found out that Bill Willingham will be at the Emerald City ComiCon this year in Seattle, WA. I already have my tickets and I look forward to meeting the creator and mastermind behind one of the few series I can’t get enough of. I really wish I didn’t have to wait until July for the next volume. I’m really looking forward to find out what happens next.