“This issue presented a new aspect to Fables - the Arabian fables. As it evolves with an altering cast of characters it develops different feels throughout. There was also an interesting addition in the form of the transformed Rodney and June, who I expect will take a larger part in future issues.”see full review » see other reviews »
“This issue presented a new aspect to Fables - the Arabian fables. As it evolves with an altering cast of characters it develops different feels throughout. There was also an interesting addition in the form of the transformed Rodney and June, who I expect will take a larger part in future issues.”Kristina B wrote this review Tuesday, April 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Creative, weapons of magical destruction was an interesting twist.”Kevin L wrote this review Monday, June 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this long running series of comics is great. action, espionage, murder and intrigue. all centered around all the story book fables we were told as children.”Greg Burel wrote this review Friday, April 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved The Ballad of Rodney and June at the end [3”Natalie wrote this review Saturday, January 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sinbad the Sailor and Djin's are introduced. I don't need to rave about this series if you've got this far.”Augusta N wrote this review Monday, December 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This volume was just "okay." I twist on Arabian fables was nice but I want more Bigby! Oust PC as mayor and bring back Snow.”Linsey wrote this review Tuesday, November 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Bill Willingham's Fable series takes the original characters (their powers and all included) out of our childhood storybooks, and then thrusts them into absolutely new and dangerous situations with a twist. I personally love the recounting of these tales.
In this series, a nemesis called the Adversary is out to capture all our fantasy friends. However a tiny group of Fable characters have escaped and gone into hiding, setting up their new hometown in a little magical kingdom in the middle of our existing world (NYC).
In this installment of the series, an envoy from Arabia, led by Sinbad, has come to seek protection with the western characters in their hidden world, but due to misunderstandings in addition to the evil Vizier and Djinn he has in tow, a conflict arises. Added to the mix are Beauty, Beast, Snow White, Bigby Wolf, their half human-half wolf cubs, Boy Blue, Prince Charming, and Aladdin and we have all the "masala" of a Bollywood movie in here. There is also a quick tale of a wooden soldier who falls into forbidden love with a wooden nurse and the adventures they have to go through to make things work. Beautiful story.”
“Pretty good...I like to say the lesson you take away from this one is .."be careful what you wish for" :)
“Excellent writing continues in volume 7 of the Fables series. Representatives from the Arabian Fables come to town and reveal some of the more human qualities that several characters have developed over their centuries in the Mundy world. A D'jinn is released and Frau Totenkinder recaptures it in a most chilling and ingenious way. As with the other trade paperbacks, the one-shot included in volume 7 is beautifully written and illustrated. On to volume 8!! ”cmccalli wrote this review Friday, May 6, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sinbad and his entourage from the Arabia of our dreams have come as a dilpomatic envoy to Fabletown. Only they brought their Djinn with them that translates into an act of war as the Djinn are the single most powerful magical beings in existence, even moreso than gods as they are literally magic incarnate.
With the help of Old King Cole as translator, Sinbad learns a smattering of English and to love the new ways of the Western World, to the extent of wanting to free his slaves and harem wives. Which threatens his evil Rasputin-ish adviser Yusuf who uncorks the Djinn to set things write, kill those in charge of Fabletown and Sinbad, and put him in charge with all the riches and women needed to sate him.
Meanwhile Boy Blue is exiled to the upper New York Fable Farm for 2 years of 'had' labor for his crime (at the insistence of Mayor Charming and his secret plan) of stealing magic and going back to the Homelands to save Red Riding Hood and smuggling out intel on The Adversary. By hard, I mean the fable farm inhabitants look to him as a hero and he will need to care for Bagheri every day and maybe do some farm chores. And of course Snow's litter of cubs is in absolute awe of our blue boy and will no doubt hero worship him for a while.
Absolutely gorgeous pictures, great story line, and the introduction of the Arabia of our stories that will lead into a great next chapter. It ends with a story of 2 wooden soldiers that fall in love, get Ghepetto to turn them human, and are now sent to NY just around the corner from Fabletown to spy as payment for the magic to turn them into 'meat' soldiers. I am very much looking forward to the next volume!”