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Fables, Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham
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Mar 29, 2007

it was ok

I'd heard this was an entertaining fairy-tales-transposed-into-the-modern-day story, but no one mentioned the agonizingly expository and artless dialogue.
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message 1: by Chris (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:56AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Chris And mediocre art. Don't forget that.


message 2: by Ryan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:56AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Ryan True, but I'll deal with mediocre comic art if the writing is of some substance. Not that the art can't be frustrating all the same; I'm glad Alan Moore's been doing some of his stuff with, say, Gene Ha, rather than Rob Liefeld.


message 3: by Chris (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:56AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Chris I meant that, on top of the mediocre writing, the mediocre art was the last staw. And actually, I would LOVE to see some of "From Hell" illustrated by Rob Leifeld.


message 4: by Ryan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:56AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Ryan Well, okay, you've got me there. V with thirty-seven extra pouches and one pectoral twice the size of the other and tiny feet and no real reference to human anatomy at all would probably strike even more terror into the hearts of Britain's near-future fascist regime.


message 5: by Summer (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:57AM) (new)

Summer This book really made me appreciate Neil Gaiman, because whoo-boy, is Willingham *really trying* to be Gaiman, and failing miserably.


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