Review: Fables Series

18275594 Title: Fables Series

Created by: Bill Willingham

Publisher: Vertigo

I have spent my my summer reading the Fables series. For those of you who have never heard of this series, or perhaps you’ve heard of it but you’ve never really checked it out, Fables takes all our beloved fairy tales and turns them on their heads. The world within this series sees all of the fable and fairy tale characters and creatures come together in a society that attempts to co-exits not only in the fairy tale universe, but in the real world as well.

This is one of the best series that I’ve ever read. You’ll meet characters like Snow White, Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty), Boy Blue, Bigby Wolf, Beast, and many others. Each builds him/herself into a hero in one way or another, fighting adversaries and armies and even defeating death itself. There are witches, winds, gods, and brave fighters of minuscule size.

Unlike the fairy tales we all know and love, Fables isn’t always about living happily ever after. As with war comes great loss and suffering. This series will have you crying and blinking in disbelief. Let me tell you now, the creators are not afraid to kill of those characters you love. At the same time, it’s full of wonderful tales of true love and triumph. This is a place where the underdog can succeed. So, expect the unexpected and prepare for a thrilling ride. Fables is a wonderful, heart-stopping series that’s not only filled with great stories, but beautiful art too.

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