Fables: War and Pieces – A Graphic Novel Review

In this presupposed crucial volume of Fables, Bill Willingham and company finally bring about the “final” battle between the Adversary and his Empire … but first, we have to muddle through a clichéd and by-the-book tale featuring the unlikely super-spy, Cinderella, and even her two-issue story was preceded by an issue focusing upon Boy Blue and Rose Red’s festering relationship.

So, as you can plainly see, it takes a while for War and Pieces to actually get to the war part of everything.

I’ve waited a long time for this pinnacle battle, and once the battle ensued, I found myself more than frustrated by its brevity and irreverence.  It also seemed a little too formulaic and lacked the usual panache I’ve come to expect from Fables.

So while I still tout Fables as the best comic series currently running to anyone who will listen, War and Pieces proved unimpassioned, hurried, and a bit too unoriginal when compared to earlier volumes.

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One thought on “Fables: War and Pieces – A Graphic Novel Review

  1. yourfriendandy says:

    Dude!

    I totally agree with you. ‘Fables’ is my favorite book currently being published, but the climactic battle was over in a handful of issues which didn’t sit well with me either.

    Check out my thoughts:

    http://yourfriendandy.wordpress.com/2008/09/16/happily-ever-after/

    Here’s to the cross over being bad ass!

    -Andy

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