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Fables Vol 5: The Mean Seasons

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Fables Vol 5: The Mean Seasons (2005) Bill Willingham

Fabletown has mostly recovered from the invasion of the wooden soldiers sent by the adversary, and so the mayoral election can now be held. Prince Charming has been making promises that things are going to be different if he wins–promises to the fables who live on The Farm, and promises to others of places in his administration.

The second story tells of one of Bigby’s adventures during World War II. That story was interesting, and looking at the covers, I see that the story was published in October and November, a nice tribute to Veterans’ Day and the end of WWII.

In the meantime, Show White finally goes into labor. My only comment about that situation is that either some major magic was involved, or the artist completely lost perspective. But that’s all I’m saying.

I quite liked the trials and tribulations of Beauty and the Beast as they try and adjust. Not that we couldn’t see it coming, but it was still well done.

There were some things that I found confusing, but I can’t actually write about them without giving away major plot points, so I’ll just have to suffer in silence.

And it’s still the artist who mashes up Bigby’s face. Ick. Plus he started doing it to Beast as well. I’ve gotten better at ignoring it, but it still bugs me.

I enjoyed the stories, but I don’t think that overall they were as strong or as good as earlier tales. And now I have to wait patiently until Vol 6 comes out in January.
Rating: 7/10

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