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5.0 out of 5 stars In which Heroes and Heroines Resolve their Difficulties and Live Happily Ever After,
This is it folks! the conclusion of a tale involving 50 issues of the original graphic novel.... at last a happy ending and the resolution of the relationship between Snow and Bigby.
Also how Fabletown delivered a short sharp shock to the Adversary...
This one holds together beautifully. After the duplicity and tragedy in the earlier books, we have a wonderfully heartwarming finish whilst leaving a few hooks concerning other Fables that will hold the interest for subsequent books.
I'm glad I bought this one!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whatever happened to Bigy Wolf?,
Well, herein we finally find out.
We've been hanging in there, pining away for more stories about the fates of the central characters in this ensemble cast, whom we met at the very beginning of the first story in the series. Ever since _The Mean Seasons_, when Bigby went away because the only person whose smell he likes (Remember he's a wolf: The Wolf!) couldn't decide to throw her lot in with him. Understandably, I suppose, because she was a practical girl and, let's face it, their history together had its ups and downs. She also had so cubs to take care of, and there were political issues with having Bigby around.
So we waited and waited (well, _I_ did!) and followed Boy Blue into the Homelands to reveal the Adversary, and the fates of an assortment of others dealing with folks from other cultures--all the while chuckling at Willingham's built-in jokes, very often of the political kind, and usually with a strong libertarian slant.
In _Wolves_ too, there a lot of implied politics and social commentary, but it all fades into insignificance before the central issues: where's Bigby, what's he been doing, and how is this thing with Snow going to play out? _Is_ it going to play out? Whatever happened to the aberrant 'Zephyr' cub of Bigby and Snow's; the one that kills living creatures because it likes their breath?
As a bonus there's also another story, involving that sexy spy, Cinderella; who is like a female James Bond, and so much nicer than that psycho Goldilocks (whom we're sure to meet again one day, even though she had an axe buried in her head last time we saw her plunge into a river).
As usual, the action is rough and tough, with few punches pulled; though in general the tone of the stories is gentler than those compiled into the previous two books. As fairytales for adults go, there is nothing better, and I'm of a mind, now that the story has gone the way it goes, to start the whole series all over again. It's great bedtime literature, and if, like me, you grew up with fairy tales, it's a homecoming of sorts. Thing is, in real life you can never go back--and often you really don't want to either--but FABLES on the whole takes me back to something familiar at the same time as it is firmly facing into the future.
On a purely professional basis and since I write novels and scripts myself, it was instructional to have the entire script to one of the 'episodes' collected into this volume added at the end. Been meaning to tackle this kind of medium myself, and for those similarly inclined there are valuable pointers for method and style.
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing,
This review is from: Fables Vol. 8: Wolves (Kindle Edition)
The best volume yet out of the lot! Bigby finally makes his return to fable town and Cinderella has a secret mission!
4.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Up and a big Ahhhhhhhh!,
A good solid volume with plenty of heart and happy ever after. This includes the 50th issue of Fables and is very special in story terms. The main tale is split into nine short chapters which is an interesting choice but doesn't seem to have much of an impact.
The art is great with some lovely colours and low light scenes, plus a terrific double page spread at the key moment. The covers are excellent too.
There are a few maps of Fabletown locations and the complete script to issue #50 too.
Thumbs Up and a big Ahhhhhhhh!
5.0 out of 5 stars great,
everything was just great. the book was in a fine package and in perfect conditions. it arrived 3 days after it was bought
4.0 out of 5 stars More Fables magic,
I do like the way Willingham takes a break in between arcs to relax and let the characters breath a bit. Issues 48-49 are taken up with Mowgli's mission to track down Bigby. Now to me this is an extra special mission. The big Bad Wolf aka Bigby wolf is the best character in the series and the reason I fell in love with Fables in the first place, so it's great news that he is coming back from moping about in the wild. The bumper length landmark 50th issue tells the story of Bigby and Snow White's reunion and could there be ummm... wedding bells. 51 is a self contained tale featuring Cinderella on a daring mission up the beanstalk to get a treaty signed by the giants. Nothing is ever that simple though. This book loses a star for the blatant padding - script etc and the rather silly political statements that really have no place here, satirical or otherwise.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars,
Love this series!
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Fables Vol. 8: Wolves by Bill Willingham