'Fables' TP price reduction

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With the free overship of VERTIGO's FABLES #6 now in stores, even more readers will be able to catch up on the early issues of the series with a price reduction on its first collected edition. December's FABLES: LEGENDS IN EXILE TP, solicited in the October issue of Previews (Volume XII #10) with a retail price of $14.95 U.S., instead will carry a price of $9.95 U.S.

"This collected edition will give readers the chance to catch up on those early, sold out FABLES stories," says Vince Letterio, DC's Manager - Direct Sales. "With this lower price point, we hope to put more copies of the book on retailers' shelves and into their customers' hands."

FABLES: LEGENDS IN EXILE (OCT020817) collects FABLES #1-5, the first four issues of which are sold out at DC. These issues are written with predatory wit by Bill Willingham, with art by Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha and Craig Hamilton, and the original series covers by James Jean and Alex Maleev. This collection also includes a new FABLES prose story by Willingham - with picture book-style illustrations also by Willingham, plus a new, painted cover by James Jean.

Willingham says, "This is great news. Now many more readers can afford it, and those of you planning to give this collection out as Christmas presents this year can now include those iffy friends and relatives who you have to get something for, but don't quite like well-enough for an over-ten-dollar gift. See? Bringing families back together is just another wonderful aspect of the magical world of FABLES."

Adding to the FABLES mythos, FABLES ANNUAL #1 is in the works for next summer. The 64-page Annual will be written by series creator Bill Willingham with art by P. Craig Russell, Craig Hamilton and Willingham.

"FABLES was among the most talked-about book at the conventions this

summer, and the momentum keeps on growing," says Karen Berger, VP -

Executive Editor, VERTIGO. "Bill's created a unique blend of the urban and fantastic, and I've been really impressed with his building of such a multi-layered and compelling world. The characters are unpredictable and riveting, and I can't wait for the next script to arrive, so I can see what happens next. I'm completely hooked, and I expect more readers will catch on with the release of the collection."

FABLES issues are available as follows:

* FABLES #6 (AUG020287) is available for reorder.

* FABLES #7 (SEP020242) is solicited in the September issue of Previews (Vol. XII #9) and is scheduled to be in stores on November 13.

* FABLES #8 (OCT020816) is solicited in the October issue of Previews

(Vol. XII #10) and is scheduled to be in stores on December 18.

* FABLES: LEGENDS IN EXILE (OCT020817) is solicited in the October issue of Previews (Vol. XII #10) and is scheduled to be in stores on

December 11 with a reduced cover price of $9.95 U.S.

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