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Fables

[1], Legends in Exile
Willingham, Bill (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Fables


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In Fabletown, where fairy legends live alongside regular New Yorkers, the question that people talk about is Who killed Rose Red? But only the Big Bad Wolf can actually solve the case, and along with Rose's sister Snow White, keep the Fabletown community from coming apart at the seams.
Authors: Willingham, Bill
Title: Fables
[1], Legends in exile
Publisher: New York :, DC Comics,, c2002
Characteristics: 118, [11] p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm
Notes: "Fables created by Bill Willingham."
Originally published in single magazine from as Fables 1-5
Contents: Legends in exile
A wolf in the fold
Summary: In Fabletown, where fairy legends live alongside regular New Yorkers, the question that people talk about is Who killed Rose Red? But only the Big Bad Wolf can actually solve the case, and along with Rose's sister Snow White, keep the Fabletown community from coming apart at the seams.
Audience: Suggested for mature readers
ISBN: 9781563899426
1563899426
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Wi
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Report This Feb 28, 2014
  • BrianLaBelle rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wonderfully creative look at how the "Fables" of yesteryear are living in the modern world. Beautifully illustrated with a very well crafted story. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Report This Jan 18, 2014
  • Nakkid rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Gah, I loved this book! It was soo awesome! I love the twists put onto the character stories, and the modernization of it all. I especially love the chemistry (or lack thereof) between Snow and Bigby. ;) The one complaint was that I figured out the whodunit a little after halfway, and it wasn't as compelling or fantastic as I was hoping. =( Regardless, this is a great read!

Report This Sep 20, 2013
  • dylankemp rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love this whole series. Bill Willingham, the writer, is a very very clever man. It's a lame premise, (which I remember every time I try to explain it to people), but its so well written you forget that pretty quick. It's also beautifully drawn. I recommend it. In sequence. (PS the spinoffs written by other people are lame. Avoid.)

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very creative re-imagining of fairytale characters in NYC living no-so-happily-ever-after lives (and way more interesting and darker than the tv series "Once Upon a Time"). That's most of the fun. The actual mystery plot is very mundane.

Report This Jul 16, 2012
  • alanebrown rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great graphic novel.

Report This Jul 05, 2012
  • xod_s rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Man I feel bad for not giving this a chance before!.I've heard about but thought the premise was strange.It's nice though.To me at least it gives the vibeof a living in secret community sort of like how the X-men are at times.What's more like it has loads of material to work from with mostly European stories and folklore.I got me some catching up to do!.

Report This Apr 28, 2012
  • DeltaQueen50 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Legends in Exile is the first entry in Bill Willingham’s Fable series, and this one sets the scene and explains how these refugees from over a hundred magic worlds ended up in New York City, living their lives out beside the mundane, as they call humans. Some of my favorite fairy tale characters appear in this volume, from the scoundrel Jack (of Beanstalk and Giant Killer fame), the devastatingly beautiful sisters, Snow White and Rose Red, and the world-weary Big Bad Wolf now destined to act as sheriff for the storybook community. The plot revolves around the disappearance, and supposed murder of Rose Red, and we follow along with Mr. Wolf as he investigates, interviews his suspects, and then, much to his pleasure, stages the unveiling of the actual crime, at the yearly Remembrance Day Ball, Fabletown’s grandest event of the year. A quick, fun read, and a great start to a series that I anticipate enjoying.

Report This Mar 30, 2012
  • Ashley Chen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This comic was a brilliant read! The murder, the lies, the suspense, and the alteration of our favorite childhood fairytales twisted into 119 pages of comics. The graphics had the classic comics drawing. Each characters had their own spice. They were all different from the characters we remember as our childhood fairytales. The plot was breath-taking; I was at the edge of my seat. When the murder was solved it had the moment of "Holy crap! I didn't expect that! Look at all the details! How could I not seen that!" Pure magic, kind of remind me of the Detective Conan comics where you just fan girls at the detective skills. There were gory scenes and sexual contents but it won't be a good comics if there weren't any. I'm pretty sure the show Once Upon A Time was sort of influenced by the Fables comics. But I personally enjoy Fables better because it is not cheesy and typical. It actually have substance. I cannot wait until I get my hands on the second book. :) ✩✩✩✩✩ 5 glossy, shiny, golden stars out of 5 stars!

Report This Oct 22, 2011
  • newestgirlz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed the story. Great idea and unique plot.

Report This May 31, 2010
  • redwallflower rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was an interesting look at the lives of classic fairy tale characters living in modern-day New York City. It's a graphic novel that appeals to both men and women.

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Report This Jan 18, 2014
  • Nakkid rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Bigby Wolf: Anyone who's ever fancied himself a detective, openly or secretly, longs for the day he can do the famous parlor room scene.

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