Friday, July 25, 2008

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 190
Number in Series : #3
Reason for Reading : Graphic Novel Challenge, to continue with this great series

This third graphic novel in the series collects comics 11-18 and the focus is love between the fables. The First story "Bag O' Bones" follows Jack as he wins a magic bag from the Devil playing poker and being a better cheat than he was! The bag never fills and Jack knows the magic words to trap things inside it. He traps Death one day when trying to save a fair lady, but he has to release him when nothing is able to die. "A Sharp Operation" covers 2 comics where a mundy journalist tracks the fables believing them to be vampires threatening to expose them. They use Briar Rose's finger pricking trick to teach him a lesson, but they have problems trying to wake her up again. Prince Charming is a cad and loves the thrill of the chase. He no longer loves Briar (his second ex-wife) and so a stand in prince needs to be found to give her loves kiss.

"Storybook Love" is a 4 part tale. Bluebeard and Goldilocks plan on killing the still recovering Snow White and Bibgy Wolf. They use magic to fuddle their minds and send them away together where Goldilocks can kill them without any of the other fables guessing it was her. Prince Charming (Snow White is his first ex-wife) is more than he seems and steps in to fight Bluebeard to the death and the tale ends up with a big surprise for Snow. "Barleycorn Bride" is the final comic and tells how the Lillipututian men got brides like Thumbalina when none of their women folk crossed over into Fabletown with them.

This was a great collection of stories. I am realy becomming fond of some of the characters and caught up in their storylines. The art was great as usual and there were some great references to fairy tales lurking in the background. Bring on the next in the series...


Andi said...

Glad you enjoyed it. I think this one is probably my favorite of the series. Now I need to get caught up and read Sons of Empire.

Ana S. said...

I've just read this one as well! This series keeps getting better and better.

Kim L said...

I'm glad to hear you liked this one. I have to see if its available at my library, because it sounds pretty darn good.