FABLES Vol 1: LEGENDS IN EXILE Comic Book [Review]

I’ve always looked at comic book fans the same way I look at people who enjoy playing team sports or gourmet cooking – their hobbies are a respectable way to pass the time but something I’m not really interested in trying myself. However, recently Sandie and Eric lent me a stack of comics that they claim are every bit as good as the books I read, so I figured I would give comic book reading the old college try. Here’s what I was given:

Fables: Volume 1 Legends in Exile By Bill Willingham and Lan Medina
Secret Identity Volume 1 by Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen
Y The Last Man: Volume 1 Unmanned by Brian Vaughan, Pia Guerra, and Jose Marzan, Jr
The Walking Dead: Volume 1 Days Gone By by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore
The Sword: Volume 1 Fire by The Luna Brothers

I started with Fables because it came highly recommended by not only Eric and Sandie, but also Kristen. I feel a little guilty about giving it a 5 out of 5 review. As I am not a seasoned comic book fan, I have nothing really to compare it to; all I know is that I enjoyed it very much.

In Fables: Legends in Exile our favorite story book characters have been driven out of their world by an evil “Adversary” and forced to live in hiding in our world among us humans aka “Mundanes”. When Snow White’s sister “Rose Red” goes missing the Big Bad Wolf launches an investigation. Could it be Jack (the one with the magic beans), her ex-lover Prince Charming, or even Snow White herself?

Fables is great because it contains all the characters we grew up with yet it was written for adults. I thought the illustrations were fantastic and the writing was exceptional as well. Since all of their happy endings these characters have gone through divorce, affairs, rehabilitation and more. It makes for entertaining and engaging reading. So far, I have to hand it to Sandie and Eric for their awesome recommendation. Be on the lookout for more comic book reviews as I get through the rest of my list!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | Publisher: Vertigo | Pages: 128 | Buy on Amazon

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