Attualmente giunta al tredicesimo volume.
Probably still my favourite out of the entire Fables series: the very first instalment. I just love the formula. Take a bunch of popular fairytale characters, place them in present-day New York, and address a mature audience :-). Willingham is at his best when he takes fairytales literally. So, for example, his Prince Charming is every Prince Charming - one prince who married Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella in succession. The Big Bad Wolf (Bigby for short) is every fairytale wolf and the opponent of both Little Red Riding Hood and the three pigs. Snow White, the princess who ate a poisoned apple, is the same girl as the Snow White from "Snow White and Rose Red". Willingham uses his fairytale source material to the full. The result is a highly entertaining romp - a mainstream comic that offers nice extras to readers well-versed in Grimm, Perault, legends and nursery rhymes.
The pencils in this first volume are by Lan Medina. I found his "classic", mainstream comics style off-putting at first, but I became positively nostalgic for his competent graphics when the series was given into the hands of Mark Buckingham, who may be good at drawing animals but is, as far as I am concerned, barely passable at drawing anything else....Continua
Great concept. But I just didn't like the old-fashioned style of telling the story - the 'parlour scene' is a bit too Agatha Christie / Angela Lansbury for a unique comic like this.