Despite some blemishes in pacing, depth of character and illustration, Peter & Max is still an entirely recommended purchase. It would be a stretch to suggest any faults in this project are more than mere bumps in the road – products of high standards set by years of excellence. Readers of Fables should know this novel pulls in the spirit of the comic books while playing to the advantages of prose, developing a backstory and atmosphere that eludes the vast majority of illustrated stories and comic books. Despite narrowing his cast of characters, there is no doubt Willingham has crafted a memorable adventure here, one that I hope finds its way into the monthly adventures of these refugee fairytales. I dare say Bill Willingham has set yet another standard for himself that will not be easy to surpass – but I hope he tries. Peter & Max has whetted by appetite for Fables novels. I want more. Read Full Review
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