Jack of Fables #50

Jack of Fables #50

Writer: Matt Sturges, Bill Willingham Artist: Tony Akins, Russ Braun Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 30, 2011 Critic Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
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Final issue! Does Jack Frost slay Jack Dragon? Does Jack Dragon eat his own kid? Will the Page Sisters rebuild the Great Library? Will Gary finally get to sing a show tune on Broadway? It's extra pages, extra action, extra drama, and extra Babe, the Miniature Blue Ox!

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 3, 2011

    The saddest part of all of this is the knowledge that it's all perfectly correct, giving Jack not only an ending, but the kind of classical old-school (Stratford-Upon-Avon Junior High, to be specific) ending that Jack deserves, in all senses of the word. Jack of the Tales has the last word, and thankfully, my problem with the narrative device was unsubstantiated. Willingham and Sturges pull off a qualified win here, but I'm still not sure that the climax is truly up to snuff in comparison to the journey. I AM glad, however, that the boys didn't get to sneak this in under the radar, as their original plan was to make this the last issue without actually telling anyone. As amazing as that might have been, in today's comic reality, it would have had untold consequences. I'm not entirely happy with the end of this series, which is probably a good thing, but overall Jack of Fables #50 is a goodie, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. I suppose a Page sisters miniseries with art by Frank Cho is Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Apr 2, 2011

    Im still sorry to see this series end, but if the final issue is really indicative of how the writers felt at the end, I think its probably time to close up shop. Ill miss this book, but at least they knew when to walk away. Read Full Review

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