Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Fables #1)

Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Fables #1)

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. B When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infa...

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Title:Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Fables #1)
Author:Bill Willingham
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Fables #1) Reviews

  • J.G. Keely
    Nov 10, 2010
    I remember being somewhat taken aback the first time I read an original Fairy Tale. They aren't child-friendly, in fact many of them were written to unnerve and frighten children. The characters in fairytales are usually half-mad, murderous, sexually-charged, and grotesque. Authors...
  • Seth T.
    Jul 25, 2011
    Fractured faery tales and contemporary reimaginings of the classic fables have proliferated over the last several decades. Perhaps marked by the playfulness of postmodern revisitation, traditional narratives have seemed a ripe harvest for gleaning new meaning from old stock. So wit...
  • Miriam
    Jun 28, 2010
    The Fables series starts off in medias res, with the daily business of running the small secret community interrupted by a murder investigation. Many of the major characters are introduced, but in retrospect it is clear that the characters are still in flux and that the larger story ar...
  • Felicia
    Feb 07, 2009
    Lovely lovely lovely. ...
  • Brad
    Jul 14, 2013
    I feel like reviewing each issue as I go, so take that, reader. Fables: Chapter #1 -- "Old Tales Revisited":There are times when everything is stacked against a work. For me, that time comes most often when everyone and everything is telling me that I should and will adore the work ...
  • Nick
    May 04, 2008
    I have finally caught up on the current 70 issues (Vol. 1-10) of ?Fables? and am at a loss of words about how great this series truly is. Willingham, Jean, and Buckingham have created a highly imaginative world of depth, maturity, and beauty in all possible aspects. They have manag...
  • Brian Hodges
    Jul 14, 2008
    Grabbed this comic off the bargain pile because the premise seemed promising: all the characters from fairy tales have been exiled in New York City because of some mysterious adversary that slaughtered their people and forced them out of their fairy tale land. If the authors had simply...
  • Ronyell
    Apr 29, 2012
    Characters of Fairy Tale land, meet the crew from CSI! At least, the plot of this volume seems like something you would see out of an episode of ?CSI: Crime Scene Investigation!? Brief Introduction: After I have been hearing so many good things about the ?Fable?...
  • Meredith Holley
    Aug 01, 2012
    I was told this would be funny . . . ??? Maybe to some people character soup is funny on its own without any kind of actual cleverness? It seems like a pretty lazy form of humor, though, if that is actually humor. Is that humor??? THIS IS A MYSTERY, not a comedy. And a somewh...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Jan 14, 2009
    There is something irresistible about fairy tales to me. So fairy tale retellings that capture what I appreciate about the source material and take it in a new and interesting direction are greatly appreciated. Fables is a great example of what a fairy tale retelling can accomplish....
  • Trish
    Jun 18, 2016
    Since I'm a huge fan of fairytales from all over the globe, it was just a matter of time before I started this charming comic series about a number of fairytale characters living in our world in exile after some "adversary" took their kingdoms (yes, all of them, one after another). ...
  • Crystal Starr Light
    Feb 03, 2013
    Bullet Review: A VERY enjoyable read even for a mystery/who-dunnit (these are touchy for me). Can't wait for the rest of the series! ...
  • Emily May
    Apr 24, 2013
    I'd been wondering why lately I've had such bad luck with books. Almost everything I picked up went back down again and more than half of what I read through and reviewed was a disappointment. After reading this first volume of the Fables series, it hit me all of a sudden - Tatiana. Or...
  • Lyn
    Sep 01, 2013
    Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham and a team of illustrators begin the Fables series of adult graphic novels. This is a very imaginative extension of fables such as Snow White, Old King Cole, the big bad wolf, Jack and the Beanstalk, etc. The idea is that the fables were exiled f...
  • Melki
    Feb 04, 2012
    This was a pretty fun read, though since the premise was better than the execution, my rating is actually a 3.5. Fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters are forced to make it in the big city after their worlds are overthrown by the mysterious "Adversary". Bigby Wolf owns a detectiv...
  • Sam Quixote
    Jan 18, 2014
    Rose Red is dead ? who killed her? It?s up to Bigby Wolf, Fabletown?s gumshoe, to track down the killer. What I really like about the first volume of Fables is that it doesn?t read like a first volume of a multi-volume series - it reads like a standalone book. I?m sure Ros...
  • Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈
    Mar 09, 2017
    Because Gibsy said so..... I paid good money for these Gibsy. You and your pasty skin better hope you didn't steer me wrong. ____________________________ Luckily, for Gibsy and all his friends acolytes, he will not be meeting an untimely demise via shrimp death. Because I r...
  • Cyndi
    Dec 12, 2017
    Excellent! The characters of fables have been forced to leave their enchanted lands and are living among us. In this story the wolf of three little pigs fame is a detective in human form. He is called to investigate what looks like the murder of Rose Red, sister to Snow White. Great...
  • Rizwan
    Jan 18, 2013
    Very, very entertaining. Classic fairy-tale characters; residing in a modern 21st century NY-setting; with a mature, straightforward way of presentation and exceptionally refreshing characterization; interwoven in a pure good old fashioned murder mystery plot (or more accurately disapp...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Sep 03, 2017
    I positively love fairytale retellings, so friends have been recommending this series of graphic novels to me for quite a while, and I finally decided to pick up the first two volumes from the library. I wasn't sure at first how much I would enjoy it, as it's drawn in a very "comic"-es...
  • James DeSantis
    Feb 11, 2018
    Years ago I tried to read Fables. I believe I got to volume 4 or so. Not bad or anything just didn't connect. Years later I'm trying once more. Results? Better but still lacking. So if you don't know Fables, well where the fuck do you live? It's one of the biggest comics ever creat...
  • Calista
    Sep 14, 2017
    Rose red and Snow White are sisters. They have been chased out of their own lands into our world to survive. They they must live among us. The big bad wolf is the detective of the story. This is a who-dunnit story and it's good. We are meeting all the characters and the world they crea...
  • Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
    Jul 29, 2015
    3 Stars So this Graphic Novel was very reminiscent of 'Once Upon a Time' for me. Our fairy tale creatures have been thrown into modern-day world and basically just have to deal with it... Awesome!! I love that shit. Beyond being our introduction to the characters within the worl...
  • Irmak
    Jul 08, 2016
    ok gzeldi ya :') Masal kahramanlar?n bir araya toplanmas? ok ho?uma gitti. Once Upon A Time zledi?imi fark ettim okurken :D ...
  • Hershey
    Oct 06, 2014
    Welcome, queer folk of the modern age, welcome! The queer folk of the Fabled lands of legends are now living as exiles in your very queer world indeed and they seem to have adapted very well by creating this very secret society called Fabletown. Oh, don't bother looking for them for...
  • Joy
    Sep 07, 2017
    NO MORE HAPPILY EVER AFTER When I first picked up this graphic novel, the only thought running through my head was IT'S A GRAPHIC NOVEL FORM OF THE TV SERIES GRIMM OH MY GOD I'M SO PUMPED!!! Turns out this was nothing like the tv series Grimm, but I still loved every bit of it an...
  • Norah Una Sumner
    Apr 02, 2016
    3.5 stars Such an interesting and fun concept! I definitely enjoyed reading this volume which represents the perfect introduction to this story's characters and the world they live in. This volume is like one big investigation and I really enjoyed trying to figure out what happe...
  • Aldo Haegemans
    Nov 23, 2017
    A very Well written story. It mixes reality with fantasy. Fictional characters in a real world setting. I have seen Some episodes of once upon a time. This is 10x better. ...
  • Crystal
    Feb 19, 2018
    Why am I just starting to read these? They are awesome ...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Cranky Crone of Rabid Hedgehogs and Fire Breathing Kittens ⚔
    Sep 12, 2016
    This seems like a solid start to a series. The fairy tale characters' homeland has been taken over by an enemy called The Adversary and have fled to the mundane world we live in. Snow White is a politician who works for the Mayor, King Cole, and The Big Bad Wolf is the sheriff. ...