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Fables

SoldiersFables by Bill Willingham

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Well, I’ve caught up on the Fables saga, thanks to all of the trade paperbacks still unread: March of the Wooden Soldiers, The Mean Seasons, Homelands and Arabian Nights (and Days).  I found that March and Homelands were my favorites of the bunch, since the idea of a civil war taking place under the noses of a bunch of New Yorkers appealed to me, as did the idea of one Fable going back through the fairylands to confront the Nemesis face-to-face.  Seasons seemed to jump all over the place, and Arabian Nights was more about fairytale-diplomacy, which wasn’t all that interesting to me.  They were still OK, but not quite up to par with the rest of the series.

If you’re read the first few collections of the series, nothing I can say will convince you to read (or not read) these collections; if you haven’t heard of the series, be aware that all of the fairy tales you read growing up have been modernized with real-life problems, as well as those that crop up for fairy-tale folks.  This is imaginative stuff, and I think it’s worth reading.

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February 24, 2007 - Posted by | Graphic Novels, Reviews

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