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Fables: The Last Castle #1

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Craig Hamilton Publisher: Vertigo Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Oct 1, 2003

    *Although Steve Hamilton was credited as the artist in the credits section of my review, I accidently wrote in Steve McNiven as the artist in the body. I regret the error. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 28, 2003

    This one-shot doesn't really provide much insight into the Adversary beyond the simply fact that he has such an overwhelming force at his command that escape clearly was the only option open to our heroes. I was also a bit surprised that this issue didn't spend a little bit more time developing our heroes before they were asked to give up their lives, as the only characters that are given time in the spotlight are Little Red Riding Hood and Little Boy Blue, with the latter surviving the encounter, thus undercutting the sense of sacrifice that acts as the central idea that drives this story. However, this issue will have me tracking down about a half dozen fables, in a bid to fill in the back-story that this one-shot fails to provide, and I imagine after I've done so this book will carry a greater impact. As it stands this one-shot does a solid job playing up the idea that the Adversary is an unstoppable force, that even the greatest heroes were unable to stop, though several of them ce Read Full Review

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