Fables #21

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Mark Buckingham Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 14, 2004 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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8.5User Rating

When the going gets tough, Fables go drinking! This issue takes place almost entirely in pubs--Mundy bars, Fabletown bars, and just about anyplace where alcohol is served. So don't be surprised if a drunken brawl breaks out, and one or two characters says something he wouldn't normally say while sober.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 15, 2004

    A bit of a detour as the main plot isn't really centered around the Red Riding Hood investigation but rather Jack's encounter with the three men in black takes center stage. Now this plot isn't nearly as engaging as what we had going, but I did enjoy the opening look at Jack in action and the men in black are odd enough in their behavior that they make for an interesting diversion. However the material that centers around the investigation of Red Riding Hood is far and away the most interesting part of this issue, as the scene between Old King Cole and Bigby Wolf is a classic display of two characters holding a conversation where neither one is really listening to what is being said by the other. The scene where Bigby visit the fable with the ability to see the evil in everyone he looks upon does a very effective job of selling the idea that why this curse would drive a character to take the steps this fable does, and the scene also manages to neatly remind readers of just how big and Read Full Review

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