Friday, October 11, 2013

Comic #6: Jack of Fables Volume 1

Author: Bill Willingham
Illustrator: Tony Akins, Andrew Pepoy
Info: Vertigo, copyright 2007, 128 pages

Last seen hitchhiking from Hollywood, Jack's now a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. His extreme road stories and encounters with other notorious, renegade Fables are just a few of the situations in store for this fan-favorite character.

~Goodreads Description~


I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but I love fairy tales.  I also very much enjoy fairy tale retellings and reimaginings.  While Jack of Fables isn't my favorite retelling, it was still a whole lot of fun.  What if story book characters lived in contemporary America?  Jack of Jack the Giant Killer and a variety of other tales is a shunned Hollywood mogul who is found hitchhiking with a suitcase full of cash.  Unfortunately for Jack, the Golden Boughs Retirement Community, a sort of jail for story book characters, has been keeping an eye on him, and they want him to be their newest resident.

Volume one of Jack of Fables is clever and full of action.  Jack isn't the most likable character, but he's got spunk, and I'm exited to see where Willingham will take him.  I did have a bit of a problem with the "evil" characters being referred to as Librarians.  Hmm.  But perhaps they're not the evil characters...I guess I'll just have to read to find out!






Up next: The Maxx: Volume 1 by Sam Keith, William Messner-Loebs, Dave Feiss

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