Fables #23

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Mark Buckingham Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 10, 2004 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Boy Blue nurses a broken heart, Prince Charming recruits more Fables for his mayoral campaign, and Bigby and Snow team up to get to the bottom of Red Riding Hood's story. Meanwhile, the mysterious trio of Hugh, Drew, and Lou continue to wreak havoc in Manhattan. But, beware: this time they've got guns.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 15, 2004

    This issue takes us to the point of the story when the villains are forced to move against our heroes, and Bill Willingham has managed to set the pieces into place so that it would appear our heroes have no idea what they are facing. I mean there's a great little scene where Jack is trying to give Bigby information he needs to know, and because Jack is a born scam artist who has always been working an angle in the past, Bigby's normally razor sharp senses seem to be off their game. Of course given Bigby has a history of revealing he knows far more than he lets on, this could very well be his way of testing if Jack is telling the truth. In any event the final sequence of this issue manages to tie Red Riding Hood and the three mystery men together, and it's clear that Little Boy Blue has discovered something that is sure to get reader thinking, as his comments make it clear that there's more to Red Riding Hood than one would've expected going in. The subplot involving Prince Charming's r Read Full Review

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