Fables #40

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Mark Buckingham Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 10, 2005 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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After three long years of teasing and misdirection, the Adversary is finally revealed! Boy Blue continues his quest across the Homelands and learns how close he came to rescuing Red Riding Hood before discovering how the Adversary came to power.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 19, 2005

    Mark Buckingham is the perfect artist for this title. His art tells the story in a clear, highly engaging manner, and how can one not love the extra attention to detail that he puts on the page? Even the panel borders are used to convey the overall themes of the story. The art also plays up the idea that the Adversary is not the big, scary creature that most people had been expecting to find, as frankly there's something more unsettling about the truth being far less intimidating. I'm not quite sold on the more cartoonish aspects of the flashback scenes, as while they do clearly spell out how this sinister plan had started out with the best of intentions, when the story started to take a darker turn, the art felt like it missed out on a golden opportunity to reflect this change visually. On the other hand, the art delivers a couple of very gripping visual moments as the scene where we discover what is inside that cupboard acted as a powerful eye-opening moment. I also loved the li Read Full Review

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