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Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review: Jack of Fables: Americana by Bill Willingham



Jack of Fables, Vol. 4: Americana by Bill Willingham



Synopsis:
Jack and his merry band of misfits (at the moment including Gary, the Pathetic Fallacy, Humpty Dumpty, and a very begrudging Raven) head into Americana (the American Fableland) on Jack’s never-ending quest for pelf. Also on the treasure trail is Hillary Page, a librarian from the Golden Boughs, with Paul Bunyan and, as a sort of divining rod, his blue ox in tow. As usual for Jack, things get complicated, what with teaming up with Miss Page, gluing Humpty together again, and the Bookburner and his zombies after them. Another rip-rollicking adventure, with slick, self-centered, total-cad Jack in fine form. Fables and Jack fans won’t be disappointed.

Review:
I can't say enough good things about Bill Willingham's Fables/Jack of Fables series! He brings a raw twist to the classic fairy tales that will glue your eyes to every page.

The Fables series is my favorite graphic novel series for a few reasons. Besides the amazing artwork and laugh out loud humor, the stories are always engrossing! It's new stories, but with a familiarity due to my love of fairy tales.

Bill Willinghams, Fables follows a variety of characters from Fabletown, where as Jack of Fables follows Jack's whimsical mischief life, (also including other characters side stories relating to Jack) where anything goes and it's never a bore!

This time around, Jack is on the hunt for another get rich quick scheme with the hilarious Humpty Dumpty, Raven and the loyal Gary, "the pathetic Fallacy", when he meets up with Hillary(the youngest and most self reliant of the Page sisters) when they both jump the same train.  The train leads to Americana, home to the New World Fables. In Americana we get to meet Zombies, Huck Finn and my personal favorite the Roaring Twenties gangsters.

The Book Burner seems to be an even bigger Villian than Mr. Revise and I think he's very fitting for this series. I do wonder how much power he holds and is it just limited to Americana or all Fables? Does he possess a copy of every fables story? I want to know the answer to these questions and I look forward to seeing more of him in the future!

I feel that with each new book, this series is getting better and better. Fables is still my favorite, but Jack is really growing on me. I look forward to reading Turning Pages.

My Rating:
This book is one you don't want to miss!

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