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An extra-sized issue celebrating fifty issues of THE UNWRITTEN and the start of “THE UNWRITTEN FABLES,” a 5-issue storyline that drags Tom Taylor into the heart of a world he never made from the pages of Vertigo’s hit series FABLES.

The mundane realm of humanity and the fairy-tale homelands have fallen to a terrible foe. In desperation, the witches of Fabletown gather to summon the greatest mage the worlds have ever seen. And are they in for an unpleasant surprise…

Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross & Mark Buckingham
Cover by Yuko Shimizu & P. Craig Russell

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  1. A bit mixed on this having the Fables lot in it, but fuck it issue 50 yay!

  2. I’ve let the last few issues of this stack so I’m a bit behind, but not feeling the Fables crossover at all so might jump off here.

  3. To quote the world’s first and only Analrapist, “Let the great experiment begin!” I’m excited for the extra-sized 50th issue, and optimistic regarding the Fables “crossover”.

  4. I’m keeping an open mind about the Fables storyline. It doesn’t actually “crossover” into any of the Fables books, so it’s more like guest appearances by Fables characters. And in the end, is that too much different than having Frankenstein’s Creature pop in these pages? Unwritten is one of my favorite titles being published, so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next . . .

    I’ve never gotten around to sampling any Fables myself, so hopefully that won’t be a problem. Then, again, I’ve never read Moby Dick and I got through that story arc fine . . . 🙂

  5. Why did they take an issue of Fables and put a cover to The Unwritten on it?

  6. I’m really mixed on this one. Part of me enjoyed this, but then part of me didn’t care for the inclusion of what I feel are some pretty big Fables spoilers (I’m only up to the 11th trade, so I don’t know for sure). I thought I’d read that you didn’t have to know what was going on in Fables to enjoy this, which is fine, but I don’t want to be TOLD what has been going on in Fables. I guess this is a problem that arises when you bring in characters from other ongoing books.

    All that said, I’m interested in seeing where this “Tom is actually Tommy” storyline is going to go, and the art was fantastic. I’m holding out hope that this is just some alternate timeline that Tommy’s presence will prevent from happening, and that I didn’t just get major deaths and plotlines ruined for me.

  7. Having only read the first 4 trades of Fables, I didn’t understand what the fuck was going on and also felt like I had a large chunk of Fables spoiled for me. Granted, I should have expected as much, but, yeah, kind of bummed out.

  8. For those not up to speed on Fables, don’t worry, nothing is being spoiled. Mr Dark is/was a baddie, but the Fables world in this story line is a dark alternate version of the group in Fables. The biggest issue I had with this was trying to keep it seperate from Fables, because the characters/situation is so different.

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