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Or – “Fall Of The House That Jack Built…” Comics, as a medium (so-called because they’re usually neither rare or well-done, with apologies to Ernie Kovacs) tend to lack one important component important to most story-telling concerns: an ending.  So, when Bill and Matt announced that Jack of Fables was going to be wrapping up it’s run with #50, I was both happy and sad.  Happy because it’s rare for a comic book to get the big finale wrapup issues, but sad because it means no more JoF issues.  But, the important question we all have to ask is:  Does

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Or – “The Strange Case Of Jack And Friends…” I sometimes talk about the madness that is my pull list (down to 2 1/2 pages now, thanks for asking) and managing the titles therein.  Some books make it only to disappear, others show up month after month, even though I haven’t read them in forever.  Jack of Fables and its sister title, Fables, hold the distinction of being the best book I read that isn’t actually on my pull list.  The simple reason for this is that I came in late to the Fables bandwagon (after the third trade, I

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Or – “Is It A Bad Sign When You Fall In Love With A Comic Book Cover?” I have a secret admission.  I never read Fables in the individual issues, instead leaning on the TPB’s available at the local library to enjoy that series.  And, never really having been a huge fan of Jack, I didn’t start reading his individual title until a particularly gorgeous Brian Bolland cover caught my eye.  But when I ventured into the store to pick up my books recently, I was awestruck by the cover of this issue and Priscilla’s silent admonition that I needed to

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