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Fables, Vol. 5 by Bill Willingham
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Sep 29, 2011

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bookshelves: fairy-tales-folklore-mythology, graphic-novels, read-in-2011, series
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Cinderella makes a key appearance, working for Bigby as a spy to try and hunt out potential traitors to the fables, there's a very funny backstory about Bigby in WW2 with the highlight of this story being a fight between Frankenstein, being used as a Nazi experiment, and wolf-form Bigby, and Snow finally gives birth to her, erm, litter of often airborne babies. There's little forward momentum in Fables, Volume 5: The Mean Seasons, but enough world and character building to keep things interesting, especially in the wake of the regime change in Fabletown. The timing in this series is a little off, I'm never quite sure how much time has elapsed between major events - what seems like weeks or days passing will then be revealed as having been months apart. I'm still not entirely convinced that Fables is capable of greatness, but going to persevere with it nonetheless.

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