Fables, Volume 8: Wolves (NOOK Comics with Zoom View) [NOOK Book]

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WINNER OF FOURTEEN EISNER AWARDS

The community of Fables living undercover in our midst has endured plenty of suffering at the hands of their longtime antagonist, the Adversary. Now it's time to return the favor and put the would-be conqueror on notice that the cost of subjugating this last stronghold of independent magic will be higher than even he can bear. The one Fable who can accomplish this mission, however, has hidden himself in the wild and will take some convincing-if ...

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Overview

WINNER OF FOURTEEN EISNER AWARDS

The community of Fables living undercover in our midst has endured plenty of suffering at the hands of their longtime antagonist, the Adversary. Now it's time to return the favor and put the would-be conqueror on notice that the cost of subjugating this last stronghold of independent magic will be higher than even he can bear. The one Fable who can accomplish this mission, however, has hidden himself in the wild and will take some convincing-if he can ever be found. Luckily for Fabletown, there is something more than a trip behind enemy lines awaiting Bigby Wolf's return . . . .

Collects issues #48-51 in Bill Willingham's Eisner Award-winning Vertigo series.

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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: 9781401236090
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Series: Fables Series , #8
  • Sold by: DC Comics
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 166
  • Sales rank: 79,259
  • File size: 71 MB
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Meet the Author

BILL WILLINGHAM is the award-winning writer and creator of FABLES. He has been writing, and sometimes drawing, comics for more than twenty years on titles including Elementals, Coventry, PROPOSITION PLAYER and FABLES. With Matthew Sturges, Bill co-wrote the FABLES spinoff JACK OF FABLES, as well as HOUSE OF MYSTERY and JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA. His work has been nominated for many awards, including the Eisner, Harvey and Ignatz comic industry awards, plus the International Horror Guild award.
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  • Posted August 12, 2014

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    Simply wonderful!

    Simply put, fantastic. Bill Willingham crafts an amazing piece that is truly unique and should be read by everyone. Mark Buckingham's art is a perfect compliment to it and I can't imagine a different artist at the helm. Great.

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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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