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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fables, Vol 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham, illustrated by Lan Medina

Title: >Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
Series: Fables
Authors: Bill Willingham, illustrated by Lan Medina
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781563899423
Publisher: Vertigo
Author Website:
Twitter: @vertigo_comics, @BillWillingham
Format: Paperback
Available: December 1, 2001
Rating: 4/5 stars

Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham and Lan Medina collects the first 5 issues of the Fables series published by the DC Comics imprint, Vertigo. It follows the adventures of the surviving occupants of the fairy tales who have been exiled into the mundane real world after their kingdoms have been overtaken by the Adversary.

The story arc, "Legends in Exile," is basically a set up to the rest of the series. It lays the groundwork of the back story of the Adversary and introduces the characters and the concept of Fabletown. This is definitely not the fairy tale characters of our childhood; these characters are grown-up, NYC-hardened versions of the fairy tales of old. I'm interested to see where this story goes.

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