Comic Book Alphabet of Cool - F

Today's feature is one of the most consistently entertaining monthly books out there.



When Fables began, I will admit it...I didn't expect much from it, and I wasn't a big fan of the first arc, but once Mark Buckingham joined writer Bill Willingham as the artist of the title, the book has been a really enjoyable read.

Perhaps the most impressive feat has been Willingham's ability to make the book truly an ensamble. Snow White and Bigby Wolf are still important character in the book, but they once were the clear-cut leads of the book, and Willingham eased them out of that role without missing a beat.

Just recently, Willingham had one of the best arcs of the whole book, and it starred a character who was a total background character for years.

The title is now beginning a story they have been leading up to for the past couple of years, and it will be interesting to see how the book can handle this story, which threatens to encompass the whole title, thereby perhaps taking away from the whole character-driven style of the title, but as Willingham has managed to write the book so well for so long, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

If you haven't given the book a try, I recommend the second TPB first.

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