Sunday, April 6, 2008

31. Fables, Vol 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham, illustrated by Mark Buckingham

#31



Title: Fables, Vol 2: Animal Farm
Series: Fables
Authors: Bill Willingham, illustrated by Mark Buckingham
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback
Rating: 3/5 stars
Finished: 4-6-08

The continuing adventures of the inhabitants of Fabletown, Bill Willingham's Fables series continues in the second story arc, Animal Farm. With the more "un"-human occupants of Fabletown not being able to live in NYC with those that can pass as human, they have moved into the Fabletown extension in upstate New York called the Farm. Feeling they are being treated unfairly, they decide to rebel against the rules and regulations of Fabletown to try and make it back to their homelands, until one of their number decides to take things too far.

I continue to be impressed with this series. Bill Willingham is able to create ties between seemingly unrelated fairy tales and fables and create one of the most original stories I've seen in comics in a long time.

This particular volume I felt fell a little bit from the strong beginning of the first volume, Legends in Exile and the prelude volume 1001 Nights of Snowfall, but I still enjoyed it all the same. Looking forward to continuing reading this series.

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