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Fables, Vol. 6: Homelands (Fables (Collected) #6)

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Collecting issues #34-41 of writer Bill Willingham's Eisner Award-winning creation, Homelands follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary's true identity! Plus, the two-part story of Jack's adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli's return to Fabletown.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Vertigo
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Jonathan

This is the strongest addition to the Fables series to date. Perhaps it helps that this was more of an adventure story set in the Fablelands than previous novels and that we also find out the identity of the dreaded Adversary, which is an interesting little twist.

This all reminds me that part of the strength of this graphic novel series to date appears to be in the versatility of genres used by the writers. While the series is in effect procedural with various episodes happing from volume to vo
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Bry
Another great installment in the Fables series. So sad to see that this is where Jack's character branches off from the main series. I always liked him, even from the beginning and thought he was a bit under utilized, and now he will be gone completely. Think I will need to read his series Jack of Fables, Volume 1: The (Nearly) Great Escape as well!

Loved the peak into the homelands though with the story behind the Adversary. It was a tab anticlimactic when his identity was revealed though as th
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Elijah Kinch Spector
My five stars come with a caveat: they do not include the first two issues. They are a standalone story about Jack, an apparently popular character whose appeal I REALLY don't get. My girlfriend didn't like those issues, I skimmed them, and then moved on to the good stuff. And damn is it good.

In contrast to Jack, Boy Blue might be my favorite character, and watching him move through a story that suddenly jumped entirely into epic fantasy was a delight. It was clever, and bad-ass, and interesting
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Miss Michael
This volume has a couple things going on. The first is Jack's story. I liked it, but not as much as the second part, in which we get a glimpse of the homelands as Boy Blue ventures back to face the adversary. Very exciting in the grand scheme of the comic.
John Kirk
This is a significant part of the ongoing story, with a lot of revelations. I'd figured out who the Adversary was a while back, but it was still interesting to see why that person came to power.

Unfortunately this story conflicts with "The Last Castle" (reprinted in Fables, Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers) and there's no decent explanation. One of the characters literally says "I don't know who did that or why they did it." This retcon does lead to some interesting stories later on, but it w
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The other John
The center story of this Fables collection is Little Boy Blue's quest in the Homelands. In the previous collection (or issue #31, if you've been following the comic) Blue took the Witching Cloak and the Vorpal Blade from the Fabletown armory and embarked on a mission back to the dimensional worlds from which the Fables came. His objective is to kill the Adversary, the conqueror of their homelands and to rescue his true love, Little Red Riding Hood. (Well, she's all grown up, so I should probably ...more
Ryan
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Bob
A pretty packed volume, but not in all the right ways.

The two-parter Jack tale fits in terms of its narrative mirror to Boy Blue's adventure (Jack is making his character into a fantasy hero, when the real hero is Boy Blue trekking through the Homelands alone), but given the epic nature of the rest of the book, it feels weak.

Boy Blue's Homeland romp is fun, violent and ultimately very interesting. It serves as a nice way to see the state of the Homelands and which Fables have "sold-out" without
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Cathy
Drama! The first volume where I didn't want to put the book down in quite a while.
K
(This review may contain some minor plot spoilers or minor character development spoilers.)

After the slight lull that was The Mean Seasons , Fables picks up the pace again with Homelands. Even the opening story, Jack Be Nimble, while not directly involved in the main story arc, is a good, well-paced story involving Jack's foray into "one of the forbidden professions" in order to establish himself as the most popular fable ever. I enjoyed seeing Beast really coming into his own as Fabletown's she
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Nicola Mansfield
Summary: This volume is a turning point in the series; many important events happen which will make the continuing story take a new turn.

Comments: This is probably the most exciting volume I've read to date. I just loved every part of it! We start off with a two issue story solely concerning Jack which is integral to his character's future. A very enjoyable story. Then we move onto the heart of this volume where for the first time the setting switches to the Homelands and we see what life is lik
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
This collection of Fables stood out in that most of it takes place in the Fables homelands, other than the edition about Jack's adventures in Hollywood. I gave it five stars because the writing is excellent as always, and the story took my emotions all over the place.

Jack is not a favorite character of mine. He lacks most of what I love in a character. I love edgy heroes, but Jack is 99% rogue with maybe 1% decency in there somewhere. Everything he does is with a selfish motive, even if it ends
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Jeffrey
This volume contains two arcs. One explains what Jack did after the battle of Fabletown. It's a fluffy and silly satire of Hollywood, used somewhat in the same way as Brian K Vaughan used the ending arc of Y The Last Man Vol:3 except instead of commenting on the critics, it's commenting on potential exploiters.

This is followed up with a more serious story about Boy Blue's quest to return to the Homelands to save Red Riding Hood. I won't get into deep detail except to say a red herring is a littl
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Jelinas
This volume of Fables revolves mostly around Boy Blue. Unlike in the nursery rhyme, he's actually a fierce warrior in addition to a talented bugler.

His mission is to return to the Homelands, which have been taken over by the mysterious Adversary, and to rescue Red Riding Hood, the woman he loves, or die trying.

There's plenty of adventure and subterfuge involved. Blue has also stolen the Witching Cloak, a magical cloak that can teleport you to different places and hide items until you need them,
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PurplyCookie
Many subplots from previous volumes have been wrapped up, but plenty of new ones are spawned in this trade paperback collection.

“Jack Be Nimble” is a cute satire of contemporary Hollywood, starring Jack Horner, (of the Beanstalk, of the giant-killing and of many other stories), portrayed as a rather eternally unsavory trickster. Making his way to Hollywood with a fistful of cash, he becomes a wildly successful producer of films based on his own mythological exploits. Eventually, though, his ruth
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Anna
Issue 35 - Jack is not my favourite character, and I'd really rather read about someone else. But the story itself is pretty neat.

Issue 36 - This arch turned out nicely. I liked how it ended. Decent short story.

Issue 37 - Again, not a point of view that particularly thrills me, but I guess the story will pick up pretty quickly.

Issue 38 - Nice introduction at the end, but still not the most amazing arch so far.

Issue 39 - Much better conflict and movement of plot in this one. Excellent cliffhanger
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Karissa
This is the sixth book in the Fables series; the most recent book will be book 17, Inherit the Wind, which releases in July 2012. This was an absolutely excellent addition to this series. We get to learn a ton about the Adversary and venture deep into the Fables Homelands.

The first few chapters are about Jack and Jill escaping the Farm and starting a production company in Hollywood. The rest of the book is about Boy Blue and how he journeys back to the Fables Homelands to defeat the Adversary.

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Mary-Beth
So, I've been wanting to get my hands on these for awhile, seeing their tantalizingly lovely covers gracing other people's reading lists on this site.

I have to say I was moderately disappointed, but I still enjoyed reading this. I know I didn't read the right one first. This is the only one my library system has. I was honestly surprised they had any. I don't think the library in my area is exactly revolutionary in its choices of holdings.

Okay, so, here's the thing. I really love the cover art
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Neil
Graphic novels are quickly becoming my reading material of choice during busy, stressful stretches. This installment of Fables is one of the best in the series, setting up the character Jack in much more detail through a story in which he becomes a Hollywood mogul, and moving the plot forward significantly with a story arc about Boy Blue's trip back into the lands of the Adversary on a mission of vengeance and assassination. Most significantly, readers find out who the shady Adversary really is. ...more
Wealhtheow
Jack heads to Hollywood to create a trilogy of movies about himself. Little Boy Blue plunges deep into the heart of the Adversary's empire. And in Fabletown, Mowgli is set on Bigby's trail, to track down the Big Bad Wolf and bring him home.

It's a fun story, but there wasn't any character development here. Jack's story was a cute, self-contained one, although I'm sure his surge in popularity in the Mundy world will have consequences. Little Boy Blue's should have been a nail-biter, but there was
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Ryan
I don't care for Jack. Like at all. I just don't care about what he's doing or why. The rest of the collection was fun.
Jennie
We start with a one-off on where Jack went to, which introduces his own new spin-off series.

In the mean time, we see Fabletown, where Blue has run off with Pinnochio and gone back to the homelands, ready to face down the advesary, whom we finally see and discover. We are also told that so far only the European worlds were taken, but the adversary is expanding, and the Asian and African worlds are set to fall as well...

A gripping adventure installment to this great series about exiled fairy tale
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Stephen
This series continues to get better with each volume. The adventures of Boy Blue in the homelands and Jack in Hollywood were fantastic. I am excited to get to the next one.
Laura Fudge
Next in the series... we follow the story of Jack, who has left Fabletown for LA. He sets up a movie production company, and makes a trilogy of films about himself, thus making sure that the mundys would believe in him much more strongly, and therefore ensuring it is more difficult for him to die. But obviously, the other fables, and the Beast in particular is not happy about this, and his reckless actions that could cause their existence to be discovered by the outside world...

We then go back t
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Stanley
After enjoying the previous trade so much, I started this one at work and had to take it home to finish it as the story was getting so good.

The opening two issue "Jack Be Nimble" story line was fun and light, a nice change of pace after the heavy ending to volume 5. I am glad it was only two issues, though, as I was chomping at the bit to get back to the main story.

I was not disappointed as Fables pulled out possibly my favorite story yet with the Homelands arc. It included lots of little twists
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Jennie
We start with a one-off on where Jack went to, which introduces his own new spin-off series.

In the mean time, we see Fabletown, where Blue has run off with Pinnochio and gone back to the homelands, ready to face down the advesary, whom we finally see and discover. We are also told that so far only the European worlds were taken, but the adversary is expanding, and the Asian and African worlds are set to fall as well...
Xxefreetxx
So far, this is the best collection of the series, a real good continuation from the fifth collection.


THe quest for Boy Blue continues, as he solely becomes the first person who is infiltrating his way back to the Homelands, where the adversary dwells. Though he has a slightly different objective on his own by finding Little Red, he grabs significantly good deal of information while he was in that world; he single-handedly went through. Meanwhile on Fabletown, Bigby was missing, and Snow was li
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Jonathan
Once again, the Fables strike with their excellent art and clever writing. But what will happen to everybody's favorite Boy Blue? He goes on a reconnaissance mission to the Adversary's stronghold, finds the real Red Riding Hood is not who he expected, and generally kicks butt.

Also, the plot thickens in such a delicious way I cannot wait to get my hands on the next volume.
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
Ok this volume was rather interesting.
Alot of Jack and how he betrayed Fabletown.
Then BoyBlue being a super hero.
To Pinocchio going back to his father... who was just plain EVIL!

That was a no brainer. I guess who the "bad guy" was back in volume 3.
I was right. Now were is my GOLDEN TICKET?!

Volume 7 here I come to pick you up from the library.
Erin
In the sixth volume of Fables, Jack (of beanstalk and giant-slaying fame) becomes a successful film producer; at the same time, Little Boy Blue (now known as Blue) ventures to the Homelands to slay a tyrant. It's apparent that the Fables are about to begin a major war against the Adversary and the others who are now occupying their Homelands.
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In the late 1970s to early 1980s he drew fantasy ink pictures for the Dungeons & Dragons Basic and Expert game rulebooks. He first gained attention for his 1980s comic book series Elementals published by Comico, which he both wrote and drew. However, for reasons unknown, the series had trouble maintaining an original schedule, and Willingham's position in the industry remained spotty for many ...more
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