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Fables by Bill Willingham
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Jan 16, 12

Recommended to Stven by: Eisner Awards
Read in January, 2012

The folk of fairy tale and nursery rhyme, fantasy and fable mingle in the modern world. Of course it doesn't really make sense, but it's a terribly clever premise pulled off with a rigorous internal consistency and an acceptable level of panache. The only trouble is I keep feeling it ought to be terrific while all it's ever going to deliver is a polished, dogged competence.

This is a collection of ten monthly issues of a comic book, and I do have a rich respect for the form and its workmanlike fulfillment. I've enjoyed these enough that I'll move on to Book Two. I hope at some point the thing will catch fire and turn from good to great.
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