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Fables, Vol. 8 by Bill Willingham
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Jan 25, 09

bookshelves: comics, read-in-2009
Read in January, 2009

As I said in my last review of the last Fables book, the politics in these are disturbingly simplistic and retrograde, and the author uses the creakiest of hoary tropes, which can be fun, but can also be annoying. In this case, it's somewhere in between the two, with a WWII commando story that doesn't compare to the many great WWII commando stories in comics or movies. This one uses Bigby, as a werewolf commando working for "the good guys" and even throws in Frankenstein's Monster. Still, the story is funn but flat and without anything new or exciting, lacking the crazy inventiveness of Mike Mignola and Hellboy, or the visceral doom and gloom of EC comics. Worse, it uses WWII cliches that were boring in the 40s, and the fight between the two monsters isn't that great.

That said, the book is fun and worth reading if you read it like I did, while sitting in a Barnes and Nobel, at the same time slowly drinking and people watching.
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