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Fables, Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind

(Fables (édition française) #20)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  6,672 ratings  ·  327 reviews
A #1 New York Times Bestseller.

The tights and capes have been stored away forever, but it remains to be seen if Haven and its refugee inhabitants have survived the onslaught of. Where do the Fables go from here? Bigby and Snow White's cubs try to move forward after learning a hard lesson about life and death. And the loveable, fan-favorite hero Bufkin the Flying Monkey get
Paperback, Trade, 144 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Vertigo
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Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
There are a variety of tales within, including some surprisingly good shorts at the very end, but for me the highlight is which of Bigby and Snow's children will be the new Northern Wind.

Dec 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Paladins of hope, infidelious turtles, little girls and mighty North Winds
Volume seventeen in this long-running series sees the aftermath of the death of Mister Dark, and is divided between three major storylines:

1. With the North Wind dead, one of his grandchildren must assume the title. Snow and Bigby Wolf are not thrilled, since it involves their cubs going on epic quests and/or daily scavenger hunts, the other three Winds drop by to throw their weight around, and there is a general sense that this is going to end badly for someone, especially when it turns out tha
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the 17th book in the Fables series and picks up after the battle with Mister Dark. It was a decent installment in the series and I enjoyed it. We see a lot of little snippets of different stories here, so it is a bit of a transition book.

In this book we start to see a number of new storylines starting up. The Fables are trying to rebuild their lives. Buffkin is trying to start a rebellion in Oz. A new North Wind must be chosen, and the ex-nurse Spratt is honing her fighting skills to rev
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the cubs get tested to see which of them will be the new north wind (kind of reminds me of the new dream successor of Morpheus )
bufkin continues his revolution upon the new king of the world of oz
belle flower and dunster happ gets rescued from the barren land in which they helped mr.north
rose red gets to meet the last three agents of hope as she is the new agent of lady hope
a few short tales about the world on the cup on a turtles back
and the tale of kadabara who helped fabletown escape the emp
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
This was just an ok installment in the fables series. It was full of POV changes - sometimes as often as every 3 pages which made for an an extremely jumpy storyline that spanned weeks at a time. No one specific story was ever focused on for a good amount of time as in past installments so it was really hard to care about all that was happening. Like I said - this was just a filler novel. But then again I am hoping that means the next couple will be outstanding and crazy action filled!

The best
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is an in-betweener, a volume that serves as denouement to the story of Mr. Dark and introduction to the next conflict. I don't mind that a bit. A couple of balls that were juggled through the last collection are still in the air. Bufkin, the flying monkey, is off on his own adventure to Oz, which was entertaining enough. I really enjoyed the interlude with Bigby & Snow White and the cubs: any time spent with the well developed long-term characters is time well spent, in my book.
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Another great edition in the best graphic novel series ever written.

All kinds of Spoilers....
The main plot of this one concerns who will be the next Great North Wind. After the last one died in defeating Mister Dark. It looks like it will be one of the grandchildren (the cubs) but they must go through a bunch of tests.
Also at the end of the book there are a bunch of short (2-3 pages) stories gathered together that were quaint and well written.

I really enjoyed this. I did give it a rare four sta
Quentin Wallace
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This volume focuses on the search for the new North Wind and also Bufkin ends up in Oz (or at least near there) and his fate is unknown at this time. There's also a Christmas story and a few shorter tales including one that explains why Fabletown was able to hide from the Adversary for so long. Mrs. Spratt is still hanging around too, and probably soon to be at least a minor problem.

The art was great as always. I'm not liking the series quite as much as I did in the beginning, but still very ent
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Did we need to switch stories every ten seconds?!

Rose Red checking out the farm. Flycatcher in Haven. Oz. Next North Wind? Oz. Next North Wind? Oz. Mrs. Spratt/Leigh Duglas. Next North Wind? We've only made it to page 25 at this point.

Luckily, I'm interested in ALL of these. I just wish I wasn't being jerked around every three pages. And then an abrupt halt with xxxxxxxx being hanged?! Talk about a cliff-hanger (aha hahaha hahaha snort snort)!

P. Kirby
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
The problem with killing off archetypes like The North Wind, aka, Bigby Wolf's dad, is that they must be replaced. There are supposed to be four cardinal winds after all. Following the death/incarceration of The North Wind in the service of getting rid of Mister Dark, Bigby, Snow and their little monsters are summoned to The North Wind's icy keep for the purpose of choosing a successor. Snow, as any mother would be, is less than enthusiastic about the idea. Especially since it seems to involve p ...more
Nancy Meservier
After the death of the North at the end of "Super Team," the world finds itself in need of a new north wind. As the grandchildren of North, one of the cubs is destined to take on this role, but which one? I really enjoyed this story about finding a new north wind, as it finally gives us a closer look at the cubs, who appear to be about nine or ten right now and are beginning to develop their own personalities. I also liked getting to meet the three other winds. I was less fond of the secondary p ...more
colleen the convivial curmudgeon
Not much big, epic stuff happens in this installment, but it sets up a lot of things for future stories, including the picking of a new North Wind, a return to the Farm with an eventual plan to return to Manhattan (which I assume will be in the next volume, which should be interesting), and the return of a few characters.

I was surprised when, around page 90-something, the story ends and, literally, leaves us hanging. (I had forgotten about Bufkin's side story, which is also continued here.)

I was
Jul 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Ok, this volume is better than the lame last one, but that wasn't too hard to achieve. And while it didn't suck as much as the previous installment, this collection really is just a long preparation for something else.

As such it lacks focus and the story frays out too much. We get a little bit of Bufkin in Oz/Ev, a little bit of the eponymous Northwind-heritage, a little bit of the Fable community coming back to the Mundy world and a little bit of the transformed Nurse Pratt in the aftermath of
Derek Royal
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Going back to reread almost all of the Fables issues in preparation of our special retrospective on the series: I will dearly miss this title.
Jan 30, 2015 rated it liked it
The artwork is the star for me. 3.5 stars.
Joanna Taylor Stone
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Fables is like comic book comfort food.
Mike Lay
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
The best stories were at the end of the book.
The main storyline went out with a whimper.
Bufkin can just die, for all I care.
Donald Armfield
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
The new north wind is crowned after the death of North Wind. The next installment sounds interesting. Cubs in Toyland.
Oct 22, 2015 rated it liked it
“Inherit the Wind” juggles the stories of the issue of succession to the title of King of the North Wind, Buffkin’s rebellion, and what Nurse Spratt/Leigh Duglas is doing. The shuffle between the three isn’t smooth, and I like how previous volumes would isolate different stories instead of switch between them. I’d rather have Buffkin’s arc and the North Wind arc separated, with a short following Leigh slid in between.

Leigh’s can be summed up as necessary training. While I’d rather follow Buffkin
Eva Ebert
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the "middle-sections" of the Fables saga, which in no way is meant as something negative. This is simply where the chess pieces are regrouping from the last match and getting into position for the next one, whether they know it or not. The aftermath of a death is dealt with, an ominous prophecy is shared and it looks bleak for Bufkin the not-so-flying monkey.
And we hear more about Rose Red and who actually helped her. That story is one of the most original spins on Dicken's Christ
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
A lot takes place in this collection now that Mister Dark has been defeated. The Fables return to the Farm with plans to return to New York City where Fabletown once stood. Though Mister Dark's castle still has a couple occupants residing in it.

A new North Wind must be chosen and the candidates are the children of Bigby Wolf and Snow White. They are taken to the mountain keep and put through a series of tests.

And finally more of the former wingless monkey, Buffkin, and his adventures in Oz.

Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This one definitely reads as filler, setting up (I hope) for bigger storylines in future volumes.

We see Rose Red return to the Farm, and start to grow into her potential.

Bufkin manages to get into hot water. Let's hope he can get out of it too.

The new North Wind is chosen, and wasn't who I expected at all! Almost makes up for Nurse Spratt in the last volume. :)

The end of the book has a few back-story tales that reveal the true beginnings of Fabletown, which I'm hoping will be explored more in
LeAnn Suchy
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
I liked the part about seeing which grandkid would be the new North Wind, but everything else seemed so disjointed. To be honest, I don’t care about this Bufkin side story at all and I started skipping it completely. I also didn’t quite understand the Hope stuff with Rose Red, but I think it means she’s bringing Blue back at some point. And then the crap at the end was annoying. I slogged through these last two volumes. Only five more to go, and at this point I’m just glad I’ll be done soon.
3.5 Stars

Inherit the Wind is a much better volume than Super Team. The ‘superhero’ gimmick has thankfully been dropped – one volume was fun anymore and it would have been horrible – and it’s back to more standard Fables storytelling. All the same it’s still not quite up to the standard of some of the earlier volumes. Part of this is because it’s an inbetweeny, set-up, sort of book. The last volume resolved a major plot thread so this volume has to introduce us to the next few plotlines, somethin
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
I may be too critical on the series now to only give it 2 stars. I enjoyed it and it was a fast read but some of the stuff at the end seemed needless too me. I also can't really see the benefit of Bufkin's story line but maybe that will come later. I really enjoyed following Snow White, Bigby and the cubs and their trials to find the next North Wind. That part entertained and makes me look forward to where it'll go. Another building issue, leading up to a big ending I presume.
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it
There were a lot of additional stories that made up the second 1/2 of this volume that were basically stand-alones. They gave some insight into previous events or some character flaws, but that was about it. I really don't care much for the stories about Bufkin the monkey, either. His whole story of being in EV/OZ and starting a revolution are dragging/boring to me. The story with Fabletown coming back is dragging a bit too.
Eric Leeson
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
What happens when a great void of power is created? Those closest to said power try to fill it with a worthy successor; or try to fill it themselves. While thought provoking and interesting, there is always significant sadness in this book to raise this volume above its previous one. It was a large contrast between the two, but it works!
Beth Huddleston
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I absolutely adore the Fables series, from the Cubs to Bufkin to Rose Red, who all get a significant amount of story time in this novel. That being said, my copy of Vol. 17 had a particularly weird feature. My pages 65-80 repeated. Since this section also calls the new leader of OZ "Roquat the Redundant," I wasn't sure if it was on purpose or not.
Tara Million
I enjoyed finding out who is going to become the new North Wind - it was a bit of a surprise. And I liked the take off of A Christmas Carol that Rose Red's storyline goes through. Other than those 2 parts, the rest of the graphic novel was just ok.
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