Despite common, non-comic reader misconception, comics are more than just underwear perverts boxing with villains. Exhibit A is this title: Fables, which is near the top of my list of comics to recommend to comic book newbs. But after 122 issues (has it really been ten years?) is there a bottom to the public domain well from which Bill Willingham is drawing? Or can he re-contextualize the classic tales ad infinitum? Broaden your mind, after the jump.
Or – “I Used To Call My Boss The Ice Queen…” The adventures of Briar Rose and Ali Baba have only begun, but I’m already prepared to be enjoying this title for years, much as the mother Fables book itself. Will #3 live up to the standard set by the first two?
Or – “Realistic Portrayals Of Kids Are Difficult, But Awesome…” The children of Bigby Wolf and Snow White have been through a lot since their grandfather (The North Wind) gave his life to defeat the evil creature known as Mr. Dark. Sadly, it seems that things aren’t gonna be getting any easier. Can’t a family of wolf/human/wind creatures just siddown and watch Community like normal folk?
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Fables writer/creator Bill Willingham announced last night that another Fables spin-off series is in the works called “Fairest.” The ongoing series will feature a rotating troupe of creators telling tales of the ladies of the world of Fables.
Or – “Have You Heard About The Fable From KAAAANSSSAAAAAASSSS?” Cinderella’s latest nemesis has the upper hand, and has left Bigby Wolf’s chief operative out in the cold and seconds from death. Does Cindy have what it takes to fight her old foe AND a pair of powerful mystical artifacts?
Press Release Telltale Games, a leading digital publisher, today announced an exclusive multi-platform worldwide publishing agreement with DC Entertainment to create games based on writer and creator Bill Willingham’s award-winning comic book series FABLES. All upcoming games are licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Vertigo has released a sneak peek of Cinderella: Fables are Forever #1 that arrives in stores this week. If you liked Cindy’s last outing as a secret agent for the Fables, then take the jump for some stunning art by Shawn McManus.
Or – “Hello, Hello… I’m At A Place Called Vertigo!” My introduction to Fables came pretty late in the game, as I recall going to the local library and finding the first three trades all at once. Once I started reading, I was hooked, but I can never bring myself to read it as a monthly, since Bill Willingham’s cliffhangers are cruel and unusual punishment for the casual reader. With many sub-imprints going under of late, it’s good to see that at least some of Vertigo’s mid-90s greatness is still in evidence somewhere other than Hellblazer. This issue is a
Here’s the commercial that DC/Vertigo ran over the weekend during the Doctor Who/Star Trek marathon. Of course it is great that the company decided to run a commercial, but now we need to show it is effective by getting out there and buying a couple of trades of the series.
If you’ve been listening to the Major Spoilers Podcast, or reading my editorials for the last couple of years, you know one of my big gripes is publishers not advertising their titles on television – a potential great way to get new readers. Looks like Warner Bros. is finally listening, by running a commercial for Bill Willingham’s Fables series during the Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation Marathons running on BBC America this weekend. I’ve learned the commercial will air on Saturday, but Vertigo didn’t know the exact time. With the MPAA considering releasing first run movies for
If you are a near immortal kept alive by how popular you are in the minds of those who grew up on fairy tales, at some point youâ€™d become daring enough to want to try anything.Â For Cinderella, becoming a spy seemed like a natural way to get out her aggressions over loves lost, and protect her interests at the same time.
Each year at the Vertigo Fables panel, the creators of the series hand out a one page original story.Â Vertigo’s Graphic Content blog posted the image, and a bit of important news from Bill Willingham about how this one pager affects the overall story line.