Fables #17

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Mark Buckingham Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 10, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Why can't Snow White and Bigby Wolf find their way out of the woods? Why does King Cole have to convene an emergency murder trial in the Business Office? And what terrible secret is revealed on the very last page? Find out in "Storybook Love'?? part 4 of 4!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 16, 2003

    I don't want to spoil the big surprise for anyone, but I will say that this development acts as further proof that this series is far and away one of the best for springing unexpected moments on the readers. From the plot twist in the opening murder investigation arc, to the follow-up arc where Snow had half of her head blown apart by a sniper's bullet, Bill Willingham has continually impressed me with the ease at which he's able to deliver these big impact moments, without tipping his hand too early. In any event, this is a very strong closing chapter, as Goldilocks is done away with in a very dramatic, and somewhat comical manner, while back in Fabletown, Prince Charming is slowly revealing himself to be far more than meets the eye. In fact thanks in large part to his almost casual maneuvering of what could've been a rather sticky situation, I have a newfound respect for the character's intelligence, and I think he could be very dangerous with his seeming aspirations for more power a Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Cody Dolan Sep 14, 2003

    As Ive said before, Fables is one of those books I look forward to every month and its because of strong stories like Storybook Love that I hope this book sticks around for a long time. Weve gotten to see Snow White evolve from desk jockey to woman-of-action (thats not something I ever thought Id write), the gruff Bigby Wolf soften a bit, and the devious Prince Charming sink lower than I thought possible. Hopefully Willingham will give that same attention to more of the rather large supporting cast in the future. Read Full Review

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