When a group of fairy tale characters are exiled from their
respective homelands, they're forced to take up secret residence
in modern-day New York City. There's been a murder in Fabletown.
Rose Red's apartment is a bloody mess, her body is missing
and the list of suspects include Jack (now minus beanstalk),
Prince Charming (a hard-up philanderer trying to sell his
family title on the Internet and Bluebeard...
Legends in Exile
is an interesting idea and it could so easily have failed.
Thankfully it works well. Nearly all your favourite fairy
tale characters are present and correct: Snow White, Prince
Charming, The Big Bad Wolf and Jack (of the beanstalk fame).
But now they are in the real world they have made a pact not
to continue their behaviour from their previous incarnations.
So, Jack no longer slays giants, Big Bad Wolfie no longer
blows houses down (or kills grandmothers and wait's for their
red hooded grandchildren to drop by) and Bluebeard must stop
killing his wives.
is a great collection for the Fables novice as not
only does this book introduce the characters and provide a
little background info in each of them, but it also explains
why they were pushed from their individual lands and ended
up on Earth.
illustrated and intricately plotted, this collection is great
fun. And Titan have kept the price down to under £10
- although the reprint has suffered due to that. No glossy
pages, just a straight copy of the American comic page format.
really enjoyed this book - and that isn't a fairy tale.
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