Fables #16

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Mark Buckingham Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 13, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
9.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Snow and Bigby are lost in the deep woods, on the run from a pistol-packing motorchick bent on revenge. You've known for some time that he's really the Big Bad Wolf, but now, for the first time, we'll see what happens when Bigby has to huff and puff in order to save Snow's life.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 15, 2003

    The big bad Wolf is front and center in this issue, and one can't help but be impressed by his little display of power, when he decides to stop running. The discussion of his feelings toward Snow White is also a wonderful character moment, as it nicely explains why he continues to pursue a relationship with her in spite of her continued declarations that she's not interested. On the other side of the coin we also get a look at Snow's feelings regarding this relationship by using a rather unusual viewpoint, as Prince Charming's actions in this issue look to be entirely driven by the premise that he has recognized that Snow is in love with Bigby, and as such Bluebeard's plan to kill Bigby simply can't be allowed to play out. The ensuing clash is also a wonderful look at Prince Charming's more heroic qualities, but there are also moments inserted into the fight that act to strip away the heroic veneer to reveal he's still very much a self absorbed creep, whose heroic impulses are fleeting Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Aug 18, 2003

    As stated before, this won't really appeal to those who crave action comics, or maybe even some new readers, but if you like intelligent directions and the unexpected, this is certainly the book for you. Read Full Review

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