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Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (original 2006; edition 2008)

by Bill Willingham, James Jean (Illustrator), Charles Vess (Illustrator)

Series: Fables (OGN)

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Title:Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall
Authors:Bill Willingham
Other authors:James Jean (Illustrator), Charles Vess (Illustrator)
Info:Vertigo (2008), Paperback, 144 pages
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Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham (Author) (2006)

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This Fables graphic novel is not part of the regular numbered volumes, but is primarily set before the Fables arrive in Fabletown. It tells the back stories for some of the characters: Snow White, Bigby (the "Big Bad Wolf"), the Frog Prince, the Wicked Witch, Old King Cole...

I really liked this one, it's probably one of the ones I've enjoyed most. It was fun to get the back story for some of these characters, and I do prefer these kinds of stories to stories of war and fighting in some of the regular volumes in the series. For anyone who might want to try the series, you could read this one first, or volume 1 (which is still my favourite). You can read this one without having read the others, though. ( )
  LibraryCin | Apr 24, 2019 |
1,001 Nights of Snowfall can function as a standalone arc within the Fables story, but I followed some advice that it should follow Mean Seasons.

The premise is that years ago, in the 19th century, Snow is sent as a emissary from Fabletown to a Sultan of the Arabian Fables. His court is offended at her ladyness so she is imprisoned and then sentenced to be that night's bride. The Sultan marries a new woman each night and executes her at dawn. Snow is wise enough to play Scheherazade and entertain the Sultan with stories of her homeland.

Not only does 1,001 offer the chance to explore the origins of more Fables, it offers a break from the hurtling conclusion demanded by the Adversary's initial invasion of Fabletown in March of the Wooden Soldiers. Its an effective story and leads nicely into Boy Blue's adventures in the occupied homelands.

Previous: Fables, Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons

Next: Fables, Vol. 6: Homelands ( )
  ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 18, 2019 |
Another amazing installment in the Fables series. This one is more of a standalone that shows some of the backstories of characters. This volume is good to read before, after, or during the middle of the series; it doesn't spoil any of the series and helps flesh out some of the characters darker, more heroic, more foolhardy pasts. Each tale is illustrated by a different illustrator which helps keeps this volume fun and exciting. I loved all the stories in this collection and this is a must own for any Fables fan. ( )
  ecataldi | Aug 9, 2018 |
What a fantastic addition to the Fables series.

[b: 1001 Nights of Snowfall|21322|Fables 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Fables)|Bill Willingham|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327870123s/21322.jpg|3163819] would work as an introduction to the series, or as an addition in the midst of the action to bring greater depth to he already rich characters that make up the Fables tapestry. Structured akin to the 1001 Arabian Nights myth that gave it its name, this is a collection of stories about the Fables before the Adversary took over... and what came after, how their lives have been.

1001 Nights of Snowfall is brilliant, subtle, and as comforting a collection of bedtime stories as anything from Brother's Grimm.

Plus there's a Reynard the Fox story in there and a Porcupine story. What more could you ask for? ( )
  Lepophagus | Jun 14, 2018 |
Willingham's take on Scheherazade fills in some of the backstory for several of the Fables he has created. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Willingham, BillAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bolland, BrianIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bolton, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buckingham, MarkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaluta, Michael WilliamIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kim, Derek KirkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klein, ToddIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McPherson, TaraIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, JillIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vess, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wheatley, MarkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jean, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once upon a time, as all stories of this type must begin, a lovely woman traveled to a far-off demon-hunted land of magnificent jeweled cities, cast adrift in a sea of wind-tossed desert.
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"Don't miss this stunning original hardcover collection written by FABLES creator Bill Willingham set in the early days of Fabletown, long before the FABLES series began! Featuring sequences illustrated by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson and more, 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL is both an entry point to the critically acclaimed series and an essential part of Willingham's enchanting and imaginative FABLES mythos. Traveling in Arabia as an Ambassador from the exiled FABLES community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her (and then kill her). But the clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories for a total of 1,001 nights. Running the gamut from horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming-of-age, FABLES:1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL reveals the secret histories of familiar FABLES characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales"--Publisher website.… (more)

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