Brad's Reviews > Jack of Fables, Vol. 5: Turning Pages

Jack of Fables, Vol. 5 by Bill Willingham
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Aug 15, 2009

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bookshelves: comics, vertigo-comics

Definitely the weakest volume of this series yet, but still enjoyable.
The first half deals with Jack's life away from Fabletown during the 1800s. I'm not the biggest fan of Westerns, so that may color my opinion of the storyline that doesn't really add much to Jack's character or motivation--he still likes money and women.
The second half highlights the three Page sisters. Now there are more differences between them than just the frames of their glasses. Their brief backstories are fine, but there's barely any progression of the plot as the Bookburner marches toward Golden Boroughs.
The deus ex machina at the end is a bit of a cheat, but is a great storytelling meta-commentary.

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