Fables: Wolves by Bill Willingham (Canada ) - (US)
Fables, Volume 8
Finished: Dec. 27, 2009
First Published: 2006
Genre: graphic novel, fantasy, fairy tale
By late November I reach the small port town of Provideniya.
Acquired: Received a copy through ILL.
Reason for Reading: next in the series.
Comment: A very good issue! Lots of secret missions involving action, adventure and revenge. The tying up of an old plot and the introduction of a new fairy tale realm sets the stage for the focus to shift in a new direction come the next volume. As the title obviously tells us this volume concentrates mostly on Bigby, Snow and family. We start with a 2 part issue with the titular name that focuses on Mowgli's mission to find Bigby. Then comes a larger than usual issue, issue #50 in fact, which doesn't give it's title until the end. This issue has Bigby following his mission he was called home for and then brings Snow and the family into play with a big ending. In this issue we also get a brief glimpse of a new fairy tale realm. Finally we end with one issue of Cindy on a covert mission to the new realm which involves lots of life and death situations but unfortunately for her mostly depends on diplomacy. From here the reader assumes that the addition of this realm will be of help in the future fight against the adversary.
An interesting addition to the volume is the 48 page script for Issue #50. I did not read any where near the whole thing but I did start to read it and then flipped through and read bits and pieces and found it quite interesting to see how much like a play script a graphic novel starts out with and how much the author visualizes the finished pages, yet can also leave vague ideas for the artists to follow up on.
Great story. Popping over to put an ILL request in for volume 9 right away!