Fables #102

Fables #102

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Mark Buckingham Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 16, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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This issue begins a 5-part story called "Super Group!" Now why, oh why, in this crazy mixed-up world would we saddle an important funny-book series that has, in 100 issues so far, never had anything to do with Super Heroes with a title like that? And why has snotty little Pinocchio suddenly got it into his head that he needs to design tight-fitting costumes for a carefully selected small team of Fables? In fact, why was the little brat caught looking over his own comic book collection, mumbling things like, "We can call him Werewolf Man, and he can be the Golden Knight, and she can be called The Green Witch?" To quote master Fables illustrator Mark Buckingham: "What the bloody [censored] is going on here?"

  • 9.7
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Feb 18, 2011

    Now is not a good time to get into Fables for the first time. As odd as it is to say that, especially after a centennial issue and at the beginning of a new arc, the only reason Fables is as great as it is right now is because we have all been here for 102 issues. Watching Pinocchio's excitement about comics only matters if you've grown with the character, watching Ozma buy into the idea only works if you know her normal attitude, and seeing Mr. Dark's absolute destruction of the world surrounding is only relevant if you have watched Mr. Dark in action for 27 or so issues now. No, now is not a good time to get into Fables. However, this issue proves that now is an absolutely amazing time to be a Fables fan, and starting off the year with an arc as strong as this might just let Fables earn the “Best Ongoing Of The Year” from Multiversity once more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Feb 20, 2011

    It's not all gold, but I really like this Super Team idea, which is what's important, given that it's the meat of this new story-arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Feb 20, 2011

    I don't know if there's any comic on the shelves that has managed to transform as many times as Fables has without losing the inherent wonder of what made the book work in the first place. Certainly no others have done so with the same writer at the helm the entire time. Well done, Mr. Willingham. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Feb 16, 2011

    More successful is the subplot involving the North Wind and his grandchildren. The twisted relationship between Mr. North and Bigby has always proven entertaining, and now that relationship is taking on new wrinkles and complications. It's nice to see that, no matter how dark the conflict grows in this series, Willingham is always able to provide more unusual and unpredictable fare to supplement. Read Full Review

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