Geppetto is up to his naughty tricks in a stand-alone story that fills in the gaps of an event that happened in Fabletown long ago. Snow White, Sir Woldred and Grandfather Oak guest-star in “Root and Branch,” illustrated by guest artist Russ Braun.
Slow simmering, the single issue lays the groundwork for Gepetto's possible return to power sometime down the line while, as he notes, all eyes in Fabletown and the Farm are on threats elsewhere. Worth a look. Read Full Review
Fables #138 reminds readers that Willingham is just as capable of crafting short 22-page comics as he is at building eight issue epics. Although continuity confuses the beginning and ending of the issue, the story at its center is wonderfully told. It infuses a classic fairytale narrative with new ideas, and then twists its resolution like a dagger. Those fourteen pages alone make this comic worth the price of admission. Read Full Review
It'll be sad to see "Fables" wrap up this time next year, but Willingham is clearly lining up all of his proverbial ducks to prepare for a big blow-out conclusion. If this issue is any indication, I'd say "so far, so good." Read Full Review