Fables, Volume 8: Wolves

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Collecting issues #48-51 of writer and creator Bill Willingham's award-winning Vertigo series, WOLVES also includes newly-created maps of Fabletown and the Homelands illustrated by Willingham and, as a special bonus, Willingham's complete script to the double-sized issue #50.

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Overview

Collecting issues #48-51 of writer and creator Bill Willingham's award-winning Vertigo series, WOLVES also includes newly-created maps of Fabletown and the Homelands illustrated by Willingham and, as a special bonus, Willingham's complete script to the double-sized issue #50.

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Gr 10 Up
Willingham continues the devilishly twisted, wonderfully imagined tales of Fabletown in the eighth volume of this Eisner Award-winning series. Fabletown is a small village hidden in contemporary upstate New York where real-life versions of fairy-tale characters live out their lives. This book opens with Mowgli tracking down the exiled Bigby (the Big Bad Wolf) through the frozen territories of Russia and the deep forests of Alaska. Once found, he is offered a deal. In exchange for completing two dangerous tasks revolving around an impending war with the power-hungry puppet maker, Gepetto, Bigby will earn a reprieve. He will finally be allowed to move to the outskirts of Fabletown and live with his beloved Snow White and their young child. Much of this volume focuses on closing old plot threads and creating new ones for future issues. But Willingham does a solid job of explaining the background quickly, and the focus on Bigby's redemption creates a strong enough story line that it's still enjoyable for readers new to the series. The artwork blends realistic figures with slight touches of cartoony flash in the background. It works well with the mix of fantasy and realism in the story. While not as dark or as overtly postmodern as Neil Gaiman's The Sandman (DC Comics), this series holds much the same appeal to smart teens who enjoy quirky, inventive stories capable of breathing new life into the genre of fantasy and the form of the comic book.
—Matthew L. MoffettCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401210014
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 12/6/2006
  • Series: Fables Series , #8
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 64,261
  • Product dimensions: 6.59 (w) x 10.17 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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  • Posted June 26, 2009

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    "Wolves" packs in the excitement

    My son's reasons for enjoying the "Fables" series often differ from mine. He's a big action fan while I enjoy the characterization. In "Wolves," the characterization perfectly advances the plot. The reader learns so much about the Fables' pasts and gets a glimpse as to what is to come.

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    Spectacular

    The only word I could find to describe this entire series. If you love fairy tales and mother goose rhymes, if you mildly enjoyed them when you were a kid, or if you only just know of them and don't really care one way or the other, this series will astound you. Basically think of any fictional character you've ever read or been told about and you'll find them in this series. One of the most original comic book series I've ever read. Each book is more engrossing than the next and the artwork is a phenomenal aid to the story. By compiling the individual books into a graphic novel style, you are compelled to continue reading the story. I definitely give this book as well as the series and A+ and suggest it to everyone.

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