Fables #150

Fables #150

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Lee Loughridge Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: July 22, 2015 Cover Price: $17.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
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8.0User Rating

It's the final trade paperback volume of FABLES! No, wait - it's FABLES #150, the grand finale of the best-selling, award-winning comic book series! And it's also an original graphic novel in the tradition of 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL! Yes, it's all this and more! Join us for 150 - that's, right, 150! - pages of new stories starring your favorite Fables, all from the mind of Bill Willingham. It all starts with an 80-page lead story illustrated by series regulars Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, plus stories illustrated by Mark Schultz, Gene Ha, Neal Adams, Andrew Pepoy and many more!

Don't miss the final bows for Boy Blue, Stinky, Lake and more in this once-in-a-lifetime issue that also features a foldout cover by Nimit Malavia that opens into a four-panel mural! It's even got metallic ink!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Jul 22, 2015

    Willingham and Buckingham honor all of the characters in this final issue, and it is nothing short of proper. Snow Queen, Pinocchio, Geppetto, Lady of the Lake, Flycatcher, Brandish, Cinderella, Frau Totenkinder, Clara, Grimble, King Cole, Beauty, Beast, Briar Rose, Boy Blue and most importantly, Rose Red, Snow White and Bigby Wolf. In the end, I felt my throat get tight and my eyes burn with tears, and I thought, "How perfectly poetic." Farewell, but certainly not forgotten, and always good for a reread. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jul 23, 2015

    "Fables" ended up being a piece of the history of these characters but what we learned from them will stay with fans forever. "Fables" in many ways taught us about the passage of time, loss and being able to live with all of it in a healthy way. People come and go, life moves on but we will always have the memories of the moments that mattered most. Prince Charming's heroic sacrifice in the Homeland, Flycatcher's journey to becoming a King, Boy Blue's death, Snow White's leadership in tough times, Cinderella's constant sacrifices for Fabletown and even Dare's death that ultimately saved his sister all mean something to the readers in ways that can't be forgotten. These things shaped so many of us as comic readers over the last 13 years and this final volume is for us. I've never experienced a time where "Fables" wasn't on my monthly pull list and it'll be a tough adjustment but I couldn't think of a better way for the series to go out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Jul 23, 2015

    In conclusion, Fables#150/Vol. #22 literally finishes off Vertigo's longest comic series. It nicely ties so many loosed ends that leave virtually no more speculations or what if's in the air. The creative team fulfills its promise to Fables readers and fans no matter what. And most significantly at all, Lan Medina is part of this fairy tale roller coaster finale and farewell ride! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jul 22, 2015

    Ultimately, its nearly impossible to judge a book like Fables #150 against any other final issue, as weve never quite seen a conclusion like this before. It certainly reads as a true celebration for what this series accomplished. The final moments may not feel as compelling as many of the ones that got us to this point, but looking back, its a good place to stop and close our eyes and dream of it all over again, chapter by chapter, book by book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 24, 2015

    "Farewell" stands as a testament to the mighty legacy of Fables. It is every bit as large as the series that preceded it, and packs all of the feeling and skill that led Fables to so much success. It is not always a perfect goodbye, but such a thing may not even be possible for so great an undertaking. "Farewell" is perfect where it counts though. The final battle, the final panel, and the final line are all exactly what is needed. They are reminders of why Fables is so beloved, and are bound to linger fondly on the minds of its readers. In its final moments, Fables #150 summons the ethos of "Happily Ever After" as well as all of the fairy tales that inspired its creation. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 23, 2015

    Fables #150 wraps up the series about as well as can be expected given how unfocused it's been of late. The main story is hindered by the handling of the final Rose Red/Snow White showdown and the fact that the former's motivations are never entirely clear. However, that story still includes a number of memorable moments along the way. Moreover, it's accompanied by a wide array of backup tales that both enrich the main story and provide proper farewells for a host of characters. It's not perfect, but this issue offers a bittersweet farewell to a Vertigo mainstay. Read Full Review

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