Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland

Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland

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by Bill Willingham, Jim Fern
     
 

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A #1 New York Times Best Seller!

At long last! The long-awaited original FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND graphic novel is here!   

Bigby Wolf embarks on a quest through the American Heartland to find a new location for Fabletown, a secret society of exiled fairy tale characters living among the "mundys." In his wanderings, Bigby

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A #1 New York Times Best Seller!

At long last! The long-awaited original FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND graphic novel is here!   

Bigby Wolf embarks on a quest through the American Heartland to find a new location for Fabletown, a secret society of exiled fairy tale characters living among the "mundys." In his wanderings, Bigby stumbles across Story City, a small town that seems to be occupied solely by werewolves. Oddly enough, they seem to already know and revere Bigby, but at the same time they've captured and caged him.  
 
FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND tells an epic tale that began well before Bigby Wolf set foot in the bucolic plains of the Midwest. It began long ago when he served in World War II and became mired in a Nazi experiment that would change nations. It's soon evident that murder in Story City is the least of their sins, and unraveling the town's many mysteries may cost Bigby, the seventh son of the North Wind, much more than his own life.  
 
This new hardcover is a must-have for any longtime FABLES fan, as well as a great entry point for new readers.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Clever, enjoyable.... Willingham clearly has an immense amount of fun playing with these characters and their histories, and the art is a perfect match: clear, fanciful and finely drawn. Fables is an excellent series in the tradition of Sandman, one that rewards careful attention and loyalty."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on FABLES

"[A] wonderfully twisted concept.... Features fairy tale characters banished to the nourish world of present-day New York."—WASHINGTON POST

"[A] spellbinding epic."—BOOKLIST

"Clever, enjoyable ... an excellent series in the tradition of SANDMAN, one that rewards careful attention and loyalty."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"One of the best damn series ever written."—AIN'T IT COOL NEWS

Publishers Weekly
Bigby Wolf, the seventh son of the North Wind, is the original big bad werewolf, now reformed and somewhat civilized despite a mile-wide mean streak. While wandering through the Great Plains in search of a possible location for Fabletown, a new home for his fellow creatures of myth, he stumbles on Harp, an old friend and a fellow WWII special ops commando who is now running Story City, a small town inhabited exclusively by lycanthropes who worship Bigby as a god. Not surprisingly, things aren’t very kosher in Story City—and not just because werewolves rule the roost. Bigby’s former comrade-in-arms has married their old Nazi nemesis Dr. Sieglinde Von Abensberg, now Sigi Harp, and together they have spawned a brood of killers who are out for Bigby’s blood. Subtle allusions to the underlying nature of fascism and other sociopolitical overtones make this story more multidimensional than the otherwise straightforward narrative might initially suggest. An efficient, well-structured layout and the excellent pen and pencil work by the talented team of artists led by Jim Fern and Craig Hamilton seal the deal. The clean lines and the equally clean plot with flawless internal logic make this excellent Fables volume a real joy to read. (Nov.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401224806
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
463,492
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 10.18(h) x 0.38(d)

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