Friday, November 6, 2009

Fables: War and Pieces by Bill Willingham

Fables, Vol. 11:
War and Pieces
by Bill Willingham
illustrated by Mark Buckingham

Published: 2008
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fairy Tale
Paperback: 192 pages
Rating: 4

Description from wikipedia:
Fabletown and the Empire go to war.

My thoughts
In-a-word: skyship

I started reading this graphic novel series last year and it is one that I absolutely enjoy.

What is fun about it is how the author incorporates all these fairy tale and folk tale characters into his stories with interesting twists.

It's a treat to figure out who's who. Some characters are just images in the background like Alice in Wonderland's deck of cards preparing for battle.

And some characters fall in love with unlikely characters. i.e. Snow White and the Big Bad Wolf

The story of good vs. bad Fable characters continue in this volume.

Battle scenes galore in different parts of the world and even in the sky. It got steampunky for me when a skyship captained by Prince Charming came into play.

I liked the beginning of the volume that featured Cinderella in top form as a hot kickin' super secret agent spy getting medieval.

Onward to volume 12 for me...

Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm
Fables Vol. 3: Storybook Love
Fables Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers
Fables Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons
Fables Vol. 6: Homelands
Fables Vol. 7: Arabian Nights (and Days)
Fables Vol. 8: Wolves
Fables Vol. 9: Sons of Empire
Fables Vol. 10: The Good Prince
Fables Vol. 11: War and Pieces
Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages

Blogosphere bit:

According to imdb, a tv series is being made of this. The cast has not yet been revealed.

*source of Cindy

*part of October read-a-thon

*part of my Once Upon a Week


  1. I <3 Fables!!!! Isn't it so amazing! If they really make a show out of it, I will die of happiness!!!!

  2. Wow, I haven't heard of these. I'll have to check them out!


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