Fables Vol 1 Legends in Exile Author:Bill Willingham When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment ... more »building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf (Bigby Wolf), to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.« less
This is a graphic novel series I have been wanting to read forever. I really enjoyed this first book; it's basically an investigative urban fantasy featuring fairy tale characters. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is very well done.
All the characters from fairy tales and fables have been thrown out of their homelands and are now residing in Fabletown in the human world. The Big Bad Wolf is a detective who is told by Jack that Snow White's sister, Rose Red, has been murdered. Now it is up to Wolf (big bad wolf) and Snow White to track down who the real killer is before the big Remembrance Day gala.
The illustrations are in full color and absolutely stunning; they are done in a very classic comic book type style. The story is also very well put together. It is mainly an investigative detective story. I loved the twists and turns in the plot and was constantly surprised by which character from Fable I would encounter next.
The book definitely has a dark tone to it and is definitely meant for adults (there is some sexual content and swearing).
Overall I really enjoyed this book. I was excited to read it and it actually exceeded my expectations. Lots of fun, a great story, and beautiful illustrations. I can't wait to read the next installment in this series, Animal Farm.
I really enjoyed this graphic novel. It's about all of the fairy tale characters living in our world (unbeknownst to us) because their enemy, the Adversary, pushed them out. It's wonderful to see all the characters and try to figure out who they are before you are told. I also loved the way each character's personality is displayed. It works perfectly for each one. It's definitely not your Disney version. The artwork is absolutely beautiful. The storyline was great when it came to the character outlining but the plot on "who killed Rose Red" was a little cheesy. Yet it worked. I am very excited to start the next book in this series.
Molly M. reviewed Fables, Vol 1: Legends in Exile on
A fabulous start to an utterly addictive series. All five of the issues in this collection band together to wow anyone fortunate enough to stubmle into them. Mystery, murder, romance and familiar characters flailing in the throes of a new twist. Personally, I'd recommend Fables to just about anyone who's ever read a fairy tale and wondered, "What happens to these people when the book is closed?"