Jack of Fables, Volume 2: Jack of Hearts

Jack of Fables, Volume 2: Jack of Hearts

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ISBN-13: 9781401214555
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 10/03/2007
Series: Jack of Fables Series , #2
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.66(w) x 10.15(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Bill Willingham has been writing, and sometimes drawing, comics for more than 20 years. During that time, he's had work published by nearly every comics publisher in the business, and he's created many critically acclaimed comic book series, including Elementals, Coventry, Proposition Players, and of course the seminal Vertigo series Fables, as well as its spin-off series Fairest, Jack of Fables and The Literals. His work has been nominated for many awards, including the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz comic industry awards and the International Horror Guild award. He lives somewhere near a good poker room.

Matthew Sturges has written a number of comics for DC, including House of Mystery, Justice Society of America, and the Eisner-nominated Jack of Fables (with Bill Willingham). He has also written the novel Midwinter, available from Pyr, and its sequel The Office of Shadow.

Tony Akins is an accomplished comic book artist who first gained attention for his work on the 1980's comic book series Nexus. He went on to do work for Now Comics and Dark Horse Comics illustrating such well known properties as Star WarsAliens, and The Terminator. He did his first work for DC Comics in 2003 on Vertigo projects such as Hellblazer: Papa Midnite and Fables. In 2006 he began a five year run with writers Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges on the popular monthly series Jack of Fables, a spin-off of Willingham's Fables series. Akins has also worked with writer Brian Azzarello on the Wonder Woman on-going series.

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Jack of Fables, Volume 2: Jack of Hearts 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Magus_Manders on LibraryThing 8 months ago
'Fables' is a fantastic title in itself, with many dozens of wonderful characters who deserve more page time then they get. Jack is one of the most deserving. Conveniently, he got kicked out of the storyline a few years ago, so Willingham and company had a perfect excuse to let him get into some more trouble.The second volume of this ongoing series perfectly illustrates what is wonderful about this team. Jack is still as much a saucy mountebank as ever, characterized not just through his boastful narration but the fact that almost once an issue, he finds an excuse to look strait at the reader and throw the fourth wall to the wind with a wink and a nod. I very much enjoyed seeing more of Gary... Lance... The Pathetic Fallacy, and hopefully he'll find himself into the next storyline as well.
MeditationesMartini on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Fast love formula on the fast love formula freeway. Really wanted more Alice, though.
fyrefly98 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Summary: This volume consists of two main story arcs. In the first, Jack tells of his time in the Homelands as Jack Frost, and we learn how it was the the Snow Queen turned evil. In the main story, "Jack of Hearts", a freshly-escaped-from-"prison" Jack heads for Vegas, ready for a little sin and debauchery, and hoping to tempt Lady Luck into helping him make back a little of his lost fortune. Of course, this is the Fables universe, so Lady Luck is a little more... incarnate... than we usually think of her, and she's got plans of her own.Review: Another fun installment from the Fables folks, although I don't think the Jack of Fables series is ever going to quite have the same draw as the main series. No matter how snarky a narrator Jack is, all-Jack-all-the-time just doesn't have the same appeal as the huge cast of the main series, and although other Fables are certainly around, it does kind of feel like all the good Fables are taken, and they're scrounging a bit for guest stars. It's also really not a stand-alone series... they never really explain much about the Fables universe, and what's happened in the past, and while I suppose it could be ferreted out from context, why would you want to deprive yourself of the fun that is the main series? Enough with the negatives, though; I actually did have fun reading this book. Jack's boisterous self-aggrandizement and crazy schemes are thoroughly entertaining, and even though it's never going to supplant the original series in my heart, it's a good way to get a Fables fix while waiting for the next volume. 4 out of 5 stars.Recommendation: Not the Best Thing Ever, but certainly an entertaining way for Fables fans to spend an hour or two.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Another okay volume.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Honestly, if the entire series is watching Jack getting into and then out of ridiculous adventures.....I'm down for that. Here we have fallout from Jack's opening adventure, a look into his past as Jack Frost, and a Vegas adventure. Having Gary along as a sidekick is hilariously welcome. Willingham and Struges once again show a complete mastery of the characters. The art, mostly by Tony Akins was much more consistent in this collection. Overall, a very fun book!
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