Fables #36

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Mark Buckingham Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 13, 2005 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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It's a typical day back in the world from which the inhabitants of Fabletown escaped, full of war and tyranny, not to mention taxes. But in the midst of all the conquering and the slaying comes a mysterious masked man on a quest to find his lost love in part 1 of ''Homelands.''

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 26, 2005

    Mark Buckingham does a lovely job of making the goblin tax collectors into fully realized characters in the opening pages of this issue, as while they do make for a rather comical duo as they go about their daily business, the art does a lovely job of transforming them into a pretty frightening duo when they decide to attack, and the page where they are beheaded is quite unsettling. There's also a pretty creepy little sequence where we see the mystery knight uses his magic blade to take out the local warlord, as I was actually surprised by how powerful this image was, given it wasn't overly graphic in its presentation of the attack. The art also does some nice work on the final page as we see our hero is confronted by a very impressive looking obstacle. The only real complaint I have regarding the art on this issue is the decision to drop the panel borders, as while this design does manage to make the story look more like a fairy tale, Mark Buckingham's panel border designs are one of Read Full Review

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