Rachel's Reviews > Fables, Vol. 6: Homelands

Fables, Vol. 6 by Bill Willingham
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Jul 19, 12

bookshelves: comics, mythology-and-folktales, fantasy-and-sci-fi
Read in July, 2012

** spoiler alert ** I swear this series just keeps getting better and better. The first section of the comic is about Jack Horner/Nimble/Giant-Killer, who has stolen a bunch of gold from Fabletown with the help of Jill (who turns out is as big as Thumbelina). They go to Hollywood where Jack buys a film studio and starts making a series of three movies about himself (though no one in the Mundy world know he is a Fable). Everything goes great until Jill gets fed up being held prisoner by Jack and calls Sheriff Beast on him, who confiscate all the money and the studio. Beast lets him escape with one suitcase full of money on the promise that he will never be seen again. The second part of the comic is the stories of Boy Blue, who has stolen the Witching Cloak and Vorpal Blade, and is in the Homelands trying to get to the emperor. He kills a whole bunch of Fables in the Homeland and creatures, before he finally reaches the capital and assassinates the emperor, or so he thinks. It is afterwards that we discover who the real power behind the empire is (which is one of the most interesting stories in the whole volume). Boy Blue eventually escapes with the real Red Riding Hood, who has no memory of him, back to Fabletown. He is, of course, in a lot of trouble with the Mayor's office, or is he? Meanwhile, back in NYC, Mowgli of Jungle Book fame, has come back to Fabletown. He goes to the farm to see Bagheera, who has been imprisoned since his role in the uprising last year. Mowgli bargains with the Mayor to secure Bagheera's release. To do so, he must find Bigby Wolf and bring him back to Fabletown. The Mayor and his staff find out they have a traitor in their midst and he is disposed of. Highly recommended, 5 stars.
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