I’ve only managed to finish one book since my last Book Bag post…and technically it isn’t even a book but a comic! But it is a very good comic so into my virtual book bag it goes!
The 12th volume in the best-selling, award-winning FABLES series collects the epic from issues #76-82 of the acclaimed monthly series. If you’ve ever craved a guided tour of Fabletown’s secret Manhattan location, prepare to be thrilled. Pinocchio has a field day taking a certain VIP around the city. And exactly which Fabletown denizens are no longer active (dead, alive or otherwise) just might shock you into a comic book coma. Also in this volume, you’ll find the 4-part story featuring Freddy and Mouse, two local rogues who just want to get along and perhaps turn a bit of profit in the post-war, topsy-turvy world. Meanwhile, in Fabletown, a new political group forms called the Society of Seconds, and what they want doesn’t seem very reasonable at all.
I am twelve volumes in now with this Comic Book series and I love it more than ever. The story just gets richer and richer with each tale; the characters are deeper, the stakes are higher and the comedy is gold. This page had me laughing out loud as six shape-shifter spies set off in to the jungle.
If anyone wanted to start reading comics but didn’t know where to start I couldn’t recommend Fables enough, with all the fairy tale links it is really accessible. Like Once Upon a Time with espionage and a faster moving plotline.
I have volume 13. all ready to go on my bookshelf but I think I am going to finish another book first before I dive back in to the Fable world.