Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1

Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1

Writer: Dave Justus, Matt Sturges Artist: Stephen Sadowski Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

It all starts with a simple domestic disturbance... but when it's Bigby's old nemesis the Woodsman who has an axe to grind, things go downhill fast.

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 14, 2014

    I was really impressed with Vertigo's first digital effort. The Wolf Among Us is not just for Fables fans as Sturges and Justus do an excellent job getting everyone up to speed in no time at all. Mix in Steve Sadowski's nice art and I'm definitely coming back for more. If you are a fan of Fables or similar fiction (Once Upon a Time, Grimm...) or just want a mature title with an intriguing story, check this out. Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jan 14, 2015

    A wonderful first issue in what could be a fantastic title to introduce to new readers, Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1 refocuses the Fables franchise right back down to its charming and compelling roots. The saga of the Fables universe is mighty and something Ive come to love, but every once in a while, its nice to remember how it all started. The mystery that begins here already has me hooked, and thinking about who else might be ready to give it a try. This is definitely a fun book that deserves sharing. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Latest Pull - Jan 16, 2015

    Overall, “Fables The Wolf Among Us” is an interesting idea, going from a comic that was made into a video game and taking the video game story and making that back into a comic. I, having played and loved the video game, am excited to see how it translates from the console to pages. So far it seems like it will work, but I hope they stick with one artist for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 14, 2015

    With the core Fables series ending in a matter of weeks, it's good to know we'll have at least one quality Fables comic on the stands for the foreseeable future. The Wolf Among Us is an enjoyable look back at a simpler time in the series' timeline. It combines familiar elements with a strong noir approach. And even if the art has its issues, the rotating team of pencillers keep the script humming along. Fans of the franchise should definitely give this comic a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Jan 15, 2015

    Ultimately I have a hard time recommending this to people who have already played the game. If you haven't played the game though, this is an absolute must buy as the story and cast are great. However, I find it hard to recommend if you're familiar with it all, especially as you could pick the game up again and play through the entire story well before this comic wraps up. It's still a wonderful story, it's just one you've already heard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Jan 19, 2015

    If you've ever been curious about Fables, but were intimidated by the high issue count and years of backstory, this is a great way to dip your toe into the world and give it a shot. It is extremely new reader friendly and quickly sets up the premise and players of the story. It's a crime/mystery story, a character piece on a central figure in Fables mythos, and an overall solid start to the series. This isn't the first time that the world of Fables has pushed beyond the core title, but it's a welcome addition to the family. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 14, 2015

    It might not be quite up to scratch with the main series that inspired it, but it is nevertheless a worthy companion to one of the most essential pieces of comic literature in the last few decades. Working primarily as an adaptation of the video game rather than being concerned with the expansion of the source material, this gives Fables: The Wolf Among Us scope to tell some good investigative stories within a world that was well defined by others. It gives us hope that there will be many more stories to tell by different voices within this world for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 10, 2014

    Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1 is an perfectly alright adaption of the video game, but not much else. The writing and characterization are all on point, though the artwork and drab coloring leave a lot to be desired. Maybe wait a bit until a few more chapters are out, but otherwise, I don't see getting this right unless you are a diehard fan of the video game. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 14, 2015

    "Fables: The Wolf Among Us" #1 is a nice way for those of us who never played the computer game to finally read its story; having it set in the past is an added bonus since it's theoretically free of any developments within "Fables" that readers might not be so crazy about. As a first issue, it's a lot of setup for what's to come, but it gets in and gets the job done. Now that things are starting to move forward, I expect future issues to be even stronger. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jan 15, 2015

    Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus provide a plot that stays pretty true to the game, but their script also adds extra depth to the characters and some nice narration from Bigby Read Full Review

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