WINNER OF FOURTEEN EISNER AWARDS As the free Fables struggle to regroup following the destruction of their New York City stronghold, they are suddenly faced with a new menace—one who threatens not only their adopted planet, but all of realityitself! Against such terrible power, can even the combined abilities of these legendary storybook heroes prevail? Only one thing is certain: Once the battle is joined, the world of Fables will never be the same! All nine issues of the long-awaitedcrossover between Vertigo's two popular series FABLES and JACK OF FABLES are collected in this volume: FABLES issues #83-85, JACK OF FABLES issues #33-35, and THE LITERALS issues #1-3.
The appeal of Fables has always been the reimagining of fairy tale characters as if they were as messy and screwed up as real people; the characters are divorc es, drunks, womanizers, and overall flawed beings. In this crossover of all the Fables characters from various spinoff books, Kevin Thorn, the creator of the world and its stories, is angry such liberties were taken with his characters and is determined to destroy the Fablesverse and start over. The regular Fables cast, Snow White, Bigby Wolf, and Jack (the one with the beanstalk) with a few additions such as gun-toting embodiments of the library sciences and Thorn s son, Mister Revise try to stop Thorn before he writes them and the rest of the world out of existence. Unfortunately, most of what could be good ideas becomes burdensome, with zigzagging plot twists that bog down the pace. There are a lot of meanwhiles, and interesting side points and characters, but the overall plot is lacking.