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Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm (Fables (Graphic Novels)) [Kindle Edition]

Bill Willingham , Mark Buckingham
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Collecting FABLES #6-10, the second story arc of the fan-favorite, critically acclaimed VERTIGO series. Travel to upstate New York, where the non-human Fable characters have found refuge on a farm, miles from mankind. But all is not well on the farm — and a conspiracy to free them from the shackles of their perceived imprisonment may lead to a war that could wrest control of the Fables community away from Snow White. Starring Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Plus, a sketchbook section featuring art by Willingham, Buckingham and Jean.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 43803 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Vertigo (21 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0064W64RQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,837 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great follow up with a bit more violence... 2 Oct. 2007
By rhinoa
Picking up directly where "Legends in Exile" finished, Snow White and Rose Red go to visit the Farm. Here are all the Fables not in human form. They are pretty much forced to live here so that the "mundys" do not discover them as it's obviosuly harder for them to blend in with society. This goes double for creatures like dragons and giants.

Led by Goldilocks (she choose to stay with the three bears on the Farm), the animals are about to begin a revolution and take over Fable Town in New York. Whose side will Rose Red take and will Snow White and Reynard the Fox be able to stop them. Will the cavalry ever arrive in time...

Lots more familiar faces turn up like The Three Little Pigs, Shere Khan, Brere Rabbit and Chicken Little. It's a lot more violent and disturbing than the first in the series with some great references to Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies. I enjoyed it, but not quite as much as the first in the series. I will definately be reading the next one though.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Farm life 25 Feb. 2014
By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER
Snow White, the Deputy Mayor of Fabletown, and her wayward sister Rose Red venture out of the city and into the country to visit the Farm. This is where all of the Fable creatures who don’t look humanoid – the various talking animals, three giants and a dragon – are kept and whose presence is masked through enchantments. However this means they’re unable to leave the land without being seen by the mundys (slang for humans – as in “mundane”, ie. “normal”). This limiting of their freedom for hundreds of years has led to widespread discontent among as the Farm Fables as Snow and Rose are about to find out – the animals are revolting!

Like the first volume which was a murder mystery, the second volume of Fables is a self-contained five-issue story arc, though less generic and unfortunately less interesting. It’s a bit like a horror mystery as Snow and Rose find out the idyllic land harbours poisonous intentions that boils over into murderous actions kind of like in The Wicker Man (NOT the Nic Cage version which was a comedy. “HOW’D IT GET BURRRRNNNNEDD?!?!??!”).

Bill Willingham references well-known literary works like Lord of the Flies and of course Orwell’s Animal Farm though they only bear a superficial resemblance to this book as Willingham’s story doesn’t explore the same themes or in quite the same level of depth and thoughtfulness. Fables remains a straightforward series.

It’s enjoyable to see well known characters playing against type like the militant Goldilocks as she leads a communist-esque revolution as the female Che Guevara and Snow fighting Shere Khan from Kipling’s Jungle Book is exceedingly good (hehe!).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy of a high Thumbs Up! 18 Oct. 2013
All is not well at the Fable community of The Farm. Like the Orwellian namesake there is revolution in the air - and you won't guess who is leading it.

This is another excellent volume just as good as the first. There is enough you are familiar with to feel comfortable yet things are skewed in a fresh and imaginative way. Willingham is the master of pacing and drama and this is a compelling read right up to the last page. There is life or death action here and some pretty dark and gruesome moments which contrast well with folktale characters.

The art is great and there are some terrific double page spreads. The textbook straight borders are still present but the colouring between them changes appropriately and gilded frame flashback makes another appearance.

There is a bit of a false ending with almost an epilogue feel to it. Each issue has a `story so far' prose recap at the beginning which is a little redundant too. But overall an exciting read worthy of a high Thumbs Up!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A barnstormer down on the farm 7 May 2014
By Jakeisthecoolest TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This second volume of the Fables series moves the focus to the non-human fairy tale creatures who live in upstate New York on their own private farm. This book is even better than the first volume, the storyline flows far more smoothly and the plot is more gripping in my opinion. Their is some wonderful intertextuality within the book with obvious references to Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies. The artwork is fantastic and really brings the scenes to life, that said flicking panel by panel on the iPad mini through the Kindle app is not ideal, and I tend to read these on a full size iPad, the DC and Marvel comic portals are better generally. However that is by the by and does not distract from the obvious quality of this fantastic series. Although I'd rather have hard copies the £3 saving by getting Kindle version means I can by more of them. Awesome stuff
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good 8 Feb. 2014
By Wood
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It was down to 'The Wolf Among Us' game that got me into these comics. I thought Volume 1 was incredibly good and well written and this continues straight after.

To be honest, this isn't my favourite volume but there are so many of them, there had to be one I didn't enjoy so much. But still, its good to see the different fairy tale creatures interacting and the drawing was just on par with the previous volume.

I would recommend this to anyone, even if you are not much a fan of the comics.
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