Jack of Fables, Volume 2: Jack of Hearts

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In this volume collecting issues #6-11, Jack reveals the secret of his former relationship with the illustrious Snow Queen — when he took her powers and became known as Jack Frost. And in present times, he lands in Las Vegas and meets his lovely new bride, a directionless heiress. Could it possibly be "happily ever after" at last?
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Overview

In this volume collecting issues #6-11, Jack reveals the secret of his former relationship with the illustrious Snow Queen — when he took her powers and became known as Jack Frost. And in present times, he lands in Las Vegas and meets his lovely new bride, a directionless heiress. Could it possibly be "happily ever after" at last?
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Library Journal

Jack is the scoundrel, the trickster, the cunning fool we love to scorn who's been alive and well in folklore across time and place. An amalgam of Jack Horner, Jack of the Beanstalk, Jack of all Trades, Jack Frost, and Jack Spratt, among others, he's been banished for criminal behavior from the Fables community (see Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile, LJ5/1/03; Fables, Vol. 8: Wolves, LJ5/15/07). Unfortunately, the threadbare, hitchhiking wannabe player is kidnapped almost immediately by wardens from the Golden Boughs Retirement Community, whose function is to imprison unpopular and rogue Fable characters until everyone forgets about them. In a unique touch, the wardens are sassy librarians reporting to "Mr. Revise," the head librarian (see Jack of Fables, Vol. 1: The (Nearly) Great Escape). Amid chaos and casualties, Jack finally busts out with a few other inmates. Now we find Jack in Las Vegas, awakening with a pocketful of ill-gotten millions, in the arms of an unexpected wife. Unfortunately, a certain powerful individual isn't happy about that: Lady Luck herself, depicted as a Shakespeare-speechifying Lady Macbeth type. Both Fables and Jack of Fables deliver clever, adult plots about fairy-tale characters past puberty, drawing on a wide sweep of cultural tropes and characters for intellectual entertainment. For adult collections.
—Martha Cornog

School Library Journal

Gr 10 Up -This volume collects issues 6-11 of the ongoing "Jack of Fables" series. As in the parent series, "Fables," this universe contains a mix of realistic characters and legendary and/or fictional characters...at least, it does for now. Mr. Revise seeks to free the world of magic by hunting down "Fables" and draining their power. Jack is the biggest prize because he has had so many incarnations from the killer of giants to the guy with the beanstalk. In this volume, Jack has just escaped from Mr. Revise's prison, the Golden Boughs, and is on the run with Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Alice (yes, the one from Wonderland). To pass the time, he tells his companions about his long-ago love affair with Lumi, the Snow Queen, which led to his ill-fated stint as Jack Frost. Next, Jack heads to Las Vegas, marries a beautiful heiress, and tangles with Lady Luck, "a crazy fable broad" who stays lucky by eating the brains of successful gamblers. And all the while, Mr. Revise and his three sexy librarian assistants are watching Jack very closely. This entertaining rollercoaster of a story is illustrated with comic-book frames that vividly depict the characters and the action. The colors are eye-catching and bright, and pop out of the pages. This book has strong language and sex, making it most appropriate for older teens.-Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401214555
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 10/3/2007
  • Series: Jack of Fables Series , #2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 220,098
  • Product dimensions: 6.61 (w) x 10.19 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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