Monday, March 15, 2010

46. Fables: War and Pieces

War and Pieces by Bill Willingham (Canada) - (US)
Fables series, Vol. 11


Pages: 179 pages
Ages: 18+
Finished: Mar. 13, 2010
First Published: 2008
Publisher: Vertigo
Genre: graphic novel, fairy tales, fantasy
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

Mr. Blue? Mr. Blue?


Acquired: Borrowed a copy via Inter Library Loan.

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Comments: This is a fabulous edition! A culmination of the overall plot to date that is very satisfying. The book starts of with an issue devoted mostly to the farm and the relationship between Blue and Red but also sets the stage both on the farm and back at Fabletown for the preparations before the war. Next up is a two-parter devoted solely to Cindy on a special op. which was seriously fun. We've seen her in action before but only in small doses, this dedicated storyline has made her one of my favourite characters. Finally, the book finishes with the 4 titular issues "War and Pieces" where the final battle and ultimate war that all previous issues have been leading up to one way or another. The book ends with a written afterward by the author speaking of this "ending" in the series and the new "beginnings". Things will certainly be different now and I can't wait to see where they go from here. A fabulous volume that brings a great ending to an 11-volume story arc. Onward ho!

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