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Name: Dean White

Bio: 30-something male, generally quite happy.I recently discovered that I LOVE Lemon Curd.I wish I had enough money to buy everyone in the English-speaking world the first 3 trades of Fables. (They would be sufficiently hooked to buy the rest on their own.)

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June 12, 2008 2:09 pm

No cover available? Somehow that seems strange to me. Why not iFanboy?

I love Uncle Scrooge. I should start picking it up again. Definitely the best of the Disney comics lot.

But with gas prices what they are, it's hard to justify such a humongoid cover price every month...


June 12, 2008 2:05 pm

Those French folks bring the magic again. The art is unspeakably perfect, and if some of the exposition feels a little convenient or rushed, all is forgiven because these panels are unlike anything I've ever seen produced by the American comic industry -- ever. Wow wow wow.

It really does feel like you're watching a movie.  

June 5, 2008 11:06 pm

Yes, it was good, but Willingham's tale within a tale wasn't quite as engrossing as the first issue's. I would have thought the whole first story arc would merit guns-a-blazing creative perfection each time. Luckily, the framing sequence bits were better in this issue than last, so maybe it's all about finding the balance. I'm definitely on board for the first two arcs. By then, we should have a much better idea of where it's heading. 

After all, Fables is my favorite comic book of all time, and although its first arc was fun, it doesn't hold a candle to the genius that's unspooled since then. Pick this up if you're a Vertigo fan. It's PURE Vertigo.

May 23, 2008 12:54 pm

Ben Templesmith 

Shaun Tan

Sonny Liew

Barbara Canepa (SKY DOLL was perfect)

Humberto Ramos is occasionally brilliant (Revelations)

Don Rosa 

Joshua Middleton (the first 3 issues of NYX)

Ashley Wood



May 18, 2008 11:43 pm

Have they solicited the trade yet? I hope they format the pages differently in the trade. I love this book, but really, how much thick white margin did I get for my $5.99 ??? The trade should be feature non-standard pages that allow this truly gorgeous art to be seen MUCH BIGGER. (You listening, Marvel?)



May 16, 2008 10:50 am

GORGEOUS STUFF. Imaging a world where Steve Jobs' Pixar did hand-drawn animation films instead of CGI. Now imagine Steve demanding to see a storyboard of a film during the developmental stages. That's what this looks like - every panel is perfection. They're so detailed that you feel like you could step inside the frame and look around. I've rarely seen a new world portrayed so convincingly on the page. Ther other Soleil titles marvel is importing/translating look pretty, but none are as immediately compelling as this little gem. Wow.

Issue 2 can't get here soon enough! 

May 14, 2008 11:55 am

I think this issue was VERY strong out of the gate, light Twilight Zone through the Vertigo filter. For a similar idea that doesn't work, read Slave Labor Graphics' HAUNTED MANSION (Disney license): Souls trapped in a house as the framing device, stories about random inhabitants, different artists etc. But Slave Labor never even BEGAN to live up to that high concept.

I'm glad Willingham is on board. Sturges has not done a great job with Jack of Fables. It's so rambling and aimlessly plotted that it's rarely enjoyable or rewarding to read, a stark contrast to the intricately plotted and very well thought-out main FABLES book.

I think the art in the House of Mystery story within a story is going to be pivotal to making this series work, though. The framing sequence art is perfect for this title, but each mini-story needs to look and feel as distinct as the varied inhabitants of the HoM. I LOVED the art in Hungry Sally. Can't wait to see what's next!

May 12, 2008 10:54 pm Is anybody here familiar with the Soleil offerings? From the art I've seen, the U.S. has really been missing out over the past few years. Glorious artwork all around. But is the writing any good?
May 12, 2008 10:53 pm

I'll skip it and go re-read the first three issues of NYX over and over and over. I don't think "modern mutants" gets much better than those three issues. Everything else pales (including the rest of NYX!)


May 11, 2008 9:08 am The backup story kind of reminded me of Wasteland, a pre-Vertigo DC horror anthology from... 1989/1990? That series was hit and miss, but still worth reading, and well-worth tracking down for cheap if you can. I don't think it was ever collected in trade.