GothamGal is a devoted comic fan. Reading comics from an early age (TinTin, Archie, Katie Keene and much more), she has recently revisited her old interest and is branching out into the streets of unread comics and graphic novels! While she favors DC Comics, Marvel is slowly winning her over—but Vertigo, Image and IDW have so many new things to offer, she might just say she’s a comic fan—with no labels. She fights for literature, education and the right for ALL to read comics!
As someone whom has been obsessed with the Fables series lately (Just check out the flurry of posts)–I reviewed <a href=”http://www.alwaysreiding.com/raised-by-wolves-a-review-of-fables-vol-8-wolves/” target=”_blank”>vol 8</a>, <a href=”http://www.alwaysreiding.com/a-retelling-of-a-retelling-fables-1001-nights-of-snowfall/” target=”_blank”>1001 Nights of Snowfall</a> and <a href=”http://www.alwaysreiding.com/saving-the-day-in-a-nice-pair-of-heels-gothamgal-on-fairest-vol-4-of-mice-and-men/” target=”_blank”>Fairest Vol 4</a> and Fables Vol 9: Sons of Empire, and even Fables Volume 10: The Good Prince. Next up has to be, Fables: Volume 11: War and Pieces.
The residents of Fabletown and the Farm (and even those above the clouds) are fighting a war against the Adversary. An all out war on many fronts. Bigby is the strategizing lead, but Prince Charming has stepped away from the mayorship, and brought back King Cole as mayor of Fabletown. Charming is leading the sky portion of the attack, in a Sinbad-led sky ship that flies due to a number of flying carpets being inside of it.
This book details the tides of war, from the frontlines, as well as the decisions made by the people in power behind the scenes, but it ends up being between small groups of people… and the tension can be cut with a knife. Will Fabletown be able to fight and best the Adversary and his minions, or is this the end of Fabletown?
I found myself holding my breath a few times throughout reading this graphic novel. I was THAT invested in the story. Normally I do not read any type of war stories, specifically because of that feeling, but it was an awesome read.
I loved the character development. In times of strife, you can really see what a person is made of, and Prince Charming REALLY stepped up, which surprised me. We have not really seen that side of him before. And Bigby is always wonderful, in my opinion. I also enjoyed how Blue had a more important role within the story than I originally thought he might.
Fables is continuing to be a series that I fall in love with when I read them. While I am just over halfway through the series, I cannot believe the things that I am learning. I am running out of shelf room, but I am so happy to do it! Each volume has surpassed the last in the quality and story development.
Fables Volume 11: War and Pieces is available in paperback and eformat from your favorite retailer.