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Fables, book 1 : Legends in exile (original 2002; edition 2002)

by Bill Willingham

Series: Fables (1)

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Title:Fables, book 1 : Legends in exile
Authors:Bill Willingham
Info:New York : Vertigo/DC Comics, c2002.
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Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham (2002)

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Read on June 16, 2014

I'm not a reader of graphic novels, but I think it's just because I hadn't discovered the right one for me. FABLES is IT. It's a much grittier version of ABC's Once Upon a Time (and FABLES came first).

I love what Willingham & Co have done with twisting the characters we're all so familiar with (or maybe some we've forgotten -- I mean, who is Rose Red?). Snow White's discussion with Beauty & the Beast is a great introduction to how this world is turned upside down from what we know -- B&B have problems, Snow White & Charming are divorced -- because how ARE these characters supposed to make their love last for centuries?

The central mystery of Legends in Exile is about the disappearance/possible murder of Rose Red, Snow's estranged sister. I wasn't crazy about this aspect, but it's a great introduction into the world of Fabletown. ( )
  melissarochelle | Jun 24, 2014 |
Not my thing, but seems partly responsible for the love of fairy tales right now (eg, Snow White movies, network programming , etc.). ( )
  DougGoodman | May 16, 2014 |
excellent graphic novel series ( )
  KristinaGiovanni | Apr 4, 2014 |
I really enjoyed this! I always love different takes on fairy tales and this was just awesome! ( )
  Steph1203 | Mar 14, 2014 |
The short story at the end was probably the best part of this volume. The story itself wasn't terribly interesting, but amusing enough I suppose.
  Frenzie | Feb 19, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Bill Willinghamprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamilton, CraigIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
James JeanCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klein, ToddIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leialoha, SteveIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Medina, LanIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bond, ShellyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Shelly Bond - Intrepid Vertigo editor, who insisted on taking FABLES when I was trying to sell her another idea entirely.
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"You try being married for almost a thousand years without a few ups and downs along the way."
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Who killed Rose Red? In Fabletown, where fairy tale legends live alongside regular New Yorkers, the question is all anyone can talk about. 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.… (more)

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