Fables #18

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Linda Medley Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 8, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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In a special single-issue story, guest artist Linda Medley (Castle Waiting) draws the tale of The Barley Corn Brides. When the Fables were exiled, the Lilliputian soldiers found themselves without any women. And when Thumbelina comes to town, it's every man for himself.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 9, 2003

    If this issue only accomplishes one thing it's to establish the wide range of stories that Bill Willingham can present, as there's literally hundreds of characters to draw upon and they all have an interesting story to tell when it comes to their escape from the Fablelands and their struggles to make a new life for themselves. One also has to admire Bill Willingham's imaginative method of incorporating different elements from all the various Fables to make a cohesive whole, as the miniaturized population of Lilliput is brought into contact with the fable of Thumbelina, and an entire adventure is set into motion when one of their brave heroes sets out to secure the magical means that originally gave life to Thumbelina herself. There's also some intriguing side stories that could still lend themselves to future issues, as the fate of the Kingdom of Lilliput is left unresolved, and I wouldn't mind seeing the adventures of Mustard Pot Pete before he encountered our young hero in the old wi Read Full Review

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