Volume 1, Legends in Exile

eBook - 2011
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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. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.
Publisher: [United States] : Vertigo : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
ISBN: 9781401236021
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Medina, Lan
Hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Legends in exile

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Mar 06, 2018

Fables is like a darker more adult version of Once Upon A Time. I am loving it so far. The other interesting thing is if you love Fables go ahead and look up "The Wolf Among Us" on your app store. You will be in for a treat!

Feb 03, 2018

I originally started reading this because Telltale made a Game series about it. (The Wolf Among Us) It's good so far, and I'm enjoying it.

JCLSamS Feb 08, 2017

A fun, modern detective story uniquely cast with characters from all of your favorite fairy tales. While the main plot of the first novel did not strongly capture my interest, the characters and how they interacted with each other and managed the challenges of their fairy tale traits in a modern setting were vastly more intriguing. Having now read a few of them, the series is easy to jump into and appealing to any fans of both fairy tales and mysteries.

Oct 26, 2016

Interesting takes on some classic fable characters and decent art somehow combine to a "less than the sum its parts" experience.

I may check out the next volume as I've heard the story improves...

Dec 10, 2015

Fables is a great series up to Book ten. i would recommend against reading past that. Book ten is clearly the conclusion of the story. The series is amazing and improves with every book. In book one, they are still finding their legs. But the story is nonetheless very entertaining and a highly enjoyable read.

Nov 16, 2015

Predictable and cliche

Jun 30, 2015

This has never been my all-time favourite comic series but it definitely deserves a read.

Jan 18, 2015

I really liked the letter at the beginning and the story telling at the end, but was unimpressed by the content of the comic. I think I'll try out the next in the series, hoping for a little more complex plot line.

KateHillier May 26, 2014

Fantasy creature live in the modern world as a result of some conflict with something called the Adversary. Now they live together, outcasts from their own worlds and lands and do their best to get by. There's a government of sorts, there are characters taking the time to reform, and there are those who still up to their old tricks and expect things to work out.

The art reads like an older mystery comic, which is fitting since this volume deals with the murder of one of these characters, but the whole thing really hinges on the world more than the mystery. You're given some very small clues but the big parlour scene reveal at the end spells it all out for you. I'm curious more about the world. If you're into fairy tale retellings or modern fantasy I'd give this a go.

Feb 28, 2014

Wonderfully creative look at how the "Fables" of yesteryear are living in the modern world. Beautifully illustrated with a very well crafted story. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Jun 01, 2017

Sexual Content: Characters are romantically involved and some dress scantily.

Jun 01, 2017

Violence: Some depictions of violence/fighting, and a repeatedly seen crime scene with much blood. Violence is talked about many times.

Jun 01, 2017

Coarse Language: 1-3 F*** words per issue in this volume. That amount or less of occasional lesser curse words.


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Dec 06, 2011

Bigby Wolf: Anyone who's ever fancied himself a detective, openly or secretly, longs for the day he can do the famous parlor room scene.


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