Welcome once more to new comics Wednesday, and it’s a rather sad one this week as we wave goodbye to one of the most inventive and engaging comic-book series ever committed for publication, Vertigo Comics astounding “Fables.”
Fables #150 brings to an end the seminal run of Vertigo’s extremely popular series that revolves around the daily lives of characters from classic folklore and fairy tales, who refer to themselves as “Fables” who after being ousted from their mythical birthplace known as Homelands by the “Adversary,” come together to covertly form a community in New York City known as Fabletown.
Fables began publication in 2002 under the DC Comic imprint of Vertigo, it was a breath of fresh air in a comic book medium that was dominated at the time by the spandex clad Superhero, following the lives and adventures of characters such as Snow White, Jack Of Fables, Cinderella, Bigby: the Big Bad Wolf and many, many more mined from the world of public domain Fairy tale literature.
“Once upon a time, a beautiful princess cared for seven amiable dwarves and waited anxiously for her Prince, so they could live happily ever aft… oh get real, Ms White is no kept woman!! She dumped that two timing Prince Charming ages ago. Now she is trying to avoid her attraction to the Big Bad Wolf, and don’t get her started on how much time she’s wasting bailing out her anarchist sister Rose Red and trying to keep the Three Little Pigs off the picket line. It’s all in a days work since she became Mayor of Fabletown!”
Today marks the release of Fables #150, this last issue is delivered as a full sized trade paperback in celebration of its award winning 13 year run. 150 pages in length, with an 80 page lead story by series regulars, writer Bill Willingham and artist Mark Buckingham. It also includes back up stories from the likes of Neal Adams, Steve Leialoha and Gene Ha. This beautifully presented graphic novel has a gorgeous gatefold cover by Nimit Malavia and a metallic ink font.
Fables #150 is available from your local comic-book emporium right now. Written by: Bill Willingham. Cover by: Nimit Malavia. Interior art by: Mark Buckingham, Neal Adams, Steve Leialoha, and Gene Ha.