Fables: Legends in exile

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DC Comics, Dec 1, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 128 pages
When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.
YALSA: 2004 annual recommended list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
-Willingham, Bill. "Animal Farm" (Fables series). DC Comics: Vertigo.
-Willingham, Bill. "Legends in Exile" (Fables series). DC Comics: Vertigo.
YALSA: 2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
-Willingham, Bill, Todd Klein, and others. "Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall." 2006. DC Comics/ Vertigo
As of 2008, Fables has won twelve Eisner Awards.
-Best New Series in 2003
-Best Serialized Story in 2003, 2005 and 2006 ("Legends In Exile, March of the Wooden Soldiers "and "Homelands")
-Best Anthology in 2007 ("Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall")
-Best Short Story in 2007 ("A Frog's Eye View, " by Bill Willingham and James Jean, in "Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall")
Hugo Award Nomination 2009:
-"Fables: War and Pieces" was nominated for the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story

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User Review  - readingover50 - www.librarything.com

I requested this book from the library. I tried to request volume 1, but instead I was sent volume 13. I decided to read it anyway, so I jumped into this series knowing that I had missed a lot. I ... Read full review

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What a fun crossover volume! Jack (of Jack and the Beanstack fame) has been exiled from the fables for a long, long time for his tricks and nonsense. But when he calls up Bigby and tells them about a ... Read full review


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Bill Willingham never fought a desperate and losing battle in a good cause, never contributed to society in a meaningful way, and hasna (TM)t lived a life of adventure, but hea (TM)s had a few moments of near adventure. At some point in his life Bill learned how to get paid for telling scurrilous lies to good people, and hea (TM)s been doing it ever since. He lives in the wild and frosty woods of Minnesota with a dog and a cat he hasna (TM)t met yet.

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