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Fables, Vol. 11: War and Pieces by Bill…

Fables, Vol. 11: War and Pieces (2008)

by Bill Willingham

Other authors: Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Niko Henrichon (Illustrator), Steve Leialoha (Illustrator), Andrew Pepoy (Illustrator)

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Series: Fables (Vol. 11, Issues 70-75)

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And so concludes the Adversary arc in a fashion consistent with how it progress; good yet still underwhelming. ( )
  amazedemon | Oct 15, 2016 |
The war with the Adversary starts and ends in this volume. It's the most anti-climactic war story ever written--not in a way that reveals the banality of war, but rather because Willingham has de-powered the Adversary's forces to such an extent. All the Fables make the right choices, every single time. The Empire's armies (which stretch over countless worlds and are comprised of a nearly infinite amount of soldiers) are destroyed basically off-screen, without any effort.

The story focuses on Boy Blue, who uses the Witching Cloak to transport and supply the Fables; Prince Charming and Sinbad, who fly an airship armed with guns; and Cinderella, who rescues Pinnochio and goes toe-to-toe with Witch Finder Hansel. I've never cared about Boy Blue, and this story didn't change my mind. Prince Charming was utterly out-of-character, and Sinbad was there so Charming could tell him plans and have Sinbad say, "Great idea!" Snow White, King Cole and Bigby get an appearance each, but have little to do. Cindy has the best story of the bunch.

And then, they defeat all the Adversary's armies, Boy Blue vorpal blades the Emperor's head off, and Gepeto is forced to sign the Fabletown compact. Annnnd that's it. Nobody dies. Nobody despairs. At no point did I fear for a single character. A very disappointing conclusion to a very long build-up. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
This issue mostly deals with the war between the Fables and the Empire. The opening story featured Cinderella as she undertakes a mission to South America to pick up a valuable package that will aid in this war. The rest of the book is dedicated to the war that has been building for years. Many of my favorite characters make an appearance in this epic as they take the fight to the Homelands and give the Adversary a taste of his own medicine.

As always the story is interesting, the artwork stellar and the fun factor is high. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Feb 1, 2016 |
After all of the build-up for the last ten volumes, the fables exiled to our world finally go to war with the Adversary. But while modern weaponry gives them a significant advantage, no one is indestructible.

Gorgeous art in this one and I really enjoyed the two issue arc, following Cinderella's spy duties. So much fun. ( )
  MickyFine | Mar 30, 2015 |
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Bill Willinghamprimary authorall editionscalculated
Buckingham, MarkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henrichon, NikoIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leialoha, SteveIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pepoy, AndrewIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jean, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Dedicated to the memory of Steve Whitaker and Phil Cascoine.

- Mark Buckingham
This collection is respectfully dedicated to the wonderfully restless shade of Edgar Rice Burroughs, who was the first, in my encounters, to put great and ponderous wooden fighting ships in the sky. His were held aloft by the mysterious Eighth Ray of Barsoom, while ours are lifted by artful carpets, but it's the same primal force at work in both cases. Thank you, old ghost, for a lifetime of inspiration.
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The war for Fabletown heats up! Cinderella heads out on a cloak-and-dagger mission to bring a mysterious package back into town. But when the Empire heads after the same prize, there's no telling who will be left standing when the smoke clears.
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The free Fables face more surprises from their adversary, while fighting for their homeland.

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