Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fables: Legends in Exile [Volume 1] Review

Fables: Legends in Exile

This is the first book in the Fable series by Bill Willingham.

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf (Bigby Wolf), to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.

My thoughts:
This comic was a brilliant read! The murder, the lies, the suspense, and the alteration of our favorite childhood fairytales twisted into 119 pages of comics.

The graphics had the classic comics drawing. Each characters had their own spice. They were all different from the characters we remember as our childhood fairytales. The plot was breath-taking; I was at the edge of my seat. When the murder was solved it had the moment of "Holy crap! I didn't expect that! Look at all the details! How could I not seen that!" Pure magic, kind of remind me of the Detective Conan comics where you just fan girls at the detective skills.
There were gory scenes and sexual contents but it won't be a good comics if there weren't any.

I'm pretty sure the show Once Upon A Time was sort of influenced by the Fables comics. But I personally enjoy Fables better because it is not cheesy and typical. It actually have substance.

I cannot wait until I get my hands on the second book. :)

✩✩✩✩✩ 5 glossy, shiny, golden stars out of 5 stars!

1 comment:

  1. Never heard of this before!! However it seems that I need to check it out!! Great review!!


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