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Fables Vol. 3: Storybook Love (Fables (Graphic Novels))

Fables Vol. 3: Storybook Love (Fables (Graphic Novels)) [Kindle Edition]

Bill Willingham , Mark Buckingham , Lan Medina , Bryan Talbot , Linda Medley
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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In the Fables’ world, there isn’t a lot of happily-ever-after to go around. As refugees from the lands of make-believe, the Fables have been driven from their storybook realms and forced to blend in with our gritty, mundane reality.

Includes the 4-part story "Storybook Love." Also included are the 2-part "A Sharp Operator" and the single-issue tales "Bag o' Bones" and "Barleycorn Brides." Collects 11-18 of creator Bill Willingham’s celebrated Vertigo series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 78398 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Vertigo (21 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0064W66BA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,733 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars happy endings? not! 6 April 2006
Following on from FABLES: LEGENDS IN EXILE and FABLES: ANIMAL FARM, here's the third volume compiled from the series. In it Boy Blue falls for Red Riding Hood while fighting the Adversary's minions; a stupid journalist thinks he can unmask the residents of Fabletown for the vampires he thinks they are; an evil plot has surprising consequences for Bigby Wolf and Snow White; and we find out about Barleycorn Brides.
And that's just for starters. The consequences of some of the things that happen here will, as they always do in these tales, through what follows later. It also deals with the further interaction between the crazed revolutionary Goldilocks and Snow Whit, who, as we may remember from ANIMAL FARM, has a bone to pick with Goldie.
The pace continues unabated, with the story-lines mostly interleaved and hanging together; though Boy Blue's adventures are 'historical' (but need to be told, so we understand what happens in the next volume: FABLES: MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS), and the Barelycorn Brides snippet appears to bear only a slight connection to anything going on in the main-line story thread. There's some serious violence and blood, plus some sex; people die; journalists get their due desserts, as does a fable, long overdue for the dispensing of justice; Bigby and Snow do some serious bonding in the wilderness.
Nice pace, engaging tales and, though happy endings are far off or maybe will never come, there is a good deal of overt and suppressed romance.
Full marks, as always.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Little love stories 10 May 2014
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Overall this is still a great series, however I do prefer longer story arcs and this collection of shorter stories, with a more childish focus, didn't grab me in the same way. In addition, with a number of artists working on different stories, some of the artwork will be more to your taste than others, and as a result some will not.
Still, overall this does not detract from the excellence of the series so far.
Hopefully the next volume will se a return to form.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really lived up to its predecesors! 4 May 2014
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This book was amazing! The beginning of the book consists of one oneshot story with Jack and follows up with a two issued story about Bigby and a "vampire problem", then the storybook love main story begins. Really nice art in there and even one epic scene with Bigby that gave me goosebumps. Recommend to anyone who's read the previous two books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable entry. 16 April 2014
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Not the strongest book in the series, in my opinion, but it's a good read and, of course, essential to the series for the character development and background information it provides.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous Tales to Engage Mundane Imagination 31 Oct 2013
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As an avid comic reader and ever since reading Gaimans Sandman series I have adored the way fairy tales are told. This book fires the imagination and engages thoughtfulness. I highly recommend it, from the detailed and beautiful graphics to.the smooth, surprising narrative. On to the next in the series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Double Thumbs Up! 18 Oct 2013
There are two one part tales, a single two part tale and a longer work so you are definitely getting a lot of bang for your buck as they are all good.

The stories all have different artists but each suits the themes they are illustrating very well. The colouring of each is also excellent with a lot of carefully chosen palettes. Having a lot of artists on the job means they can take their time with the pages, producing a richer result. The rigid square panels also disappear in the main story too. Characters and speech cross into other frames, there are curved and even circular panels, the art goes full bleed, there are parallel scenes on a page, and exotic floral borders. It really goes all out.

The writing is also excellent. The last story is filler but is so charming you don't mind. The first evokes a wonderful period atmosphere and has a real morality play quality to it. The other two are well plotted and dramatic. There is sex and death aplenty in this book and it has a dark tinge to it just as proper folk tales do.

As it is hard to think how this could be improved I give it the Double Thumbs Up!
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