Fables: Book one

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DC Comics, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 248 pages
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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 created their own secret society-within an exclusive luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side-called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Bigby, Fabletown's sheriff, and a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the culprit is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.

This Deluxe Edition collects the first two trade paperbacks of the series, issues 1-10, and Bill Willingham's prose story from Vol. 1, as well as character sketches.

AWARDS:
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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Review: Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 3 (Fables Deluxe Editions #3)

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The third deluxe volume was fantastic I enjoyed that it was mostly one long story. I also enjoyed the cinderella story at the beginning especially with the details surrounding Icabod Crane being ... Read full review

Review: Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 2 (Fables Deluxe Editions #2)

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The second deluxe edition was great! Snow is now pregnant with Bigby ' s child or children. Can't wait to see how the next section works out. The first story wasn't that great. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Bill Willingham never fought a desperate and losing battle in a good cause, never contributed to society in a meaningful way, and hasn t lived a life of adventure, but he 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 he s been doing it ever since. He lives in the wild and frosty woods of Minnesota with a dog and a cat he hasn t met yet.

Mark Buckingham is presently an artist on Marvel's Peter Parker, Spider-Man. Previously, he juggled his time among almost every book in DC Comics' Vertigo line (most notably on Sandman's sister Death) and Marvel's Dr. Strange, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Generation X. He is also renowned for his experimental artwork on Eclips Comics' Miracleman. "Bucky," as he is often known, is honorary chair of the Comic Creators Guild and co-organizer of the United Kingdom's National Comics Awards. He lives with his wife, Gail, and three cats in the Victorian seaside town of Clevedon, England.

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