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Friday, April 5, 2013

Review: FABLES: Werewolves in the Heartland by Bill Willingham

Fables: Werewolves of the HeartlandFables: Werewolves of the Heartland by Bill Willingham
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: November 20th, 2012
Format: Hardcover Graphic Novel

A #1 New York Times Best Seller!

At long last! The long-awaited original FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND graphic novel is here!   

Bigby Wolf embarks on a quest through the American Heartland to find a new location for Fabletown, a secret society of exiled fairy tale characters living among the "mundys." In his wanderings, Bigby stumbles across Story City, a small town that seems to be occupied solely by werewolves. Oddly enough, they seem to already know and revere Bigby, but at the same time they've captured and caged him.  
FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND tells an epic tale that began well before Bigby Wolf set foot in the bucolic plains of the Midwest. It began long ago when he served in World War II and became mired in a Nazi experiment that would change nations. It's soon evident that murder in Story City is the least of their sins, and unraveling the town's many mysteries may cost Bigby, the seventh son of the North Wind, much more than his own life.  
This new hardcover is a must-have for any longtime FABLES fan, as well as a great entry point for new readers.

As always, Bill Willingham keeps me entertained and completely absorbed in his Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland.

I picked up FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND, assuming it was a stand alone novel, and for the most part it is. But it did have a few slip ups for me, since I've only read six of the eighteen? installments. Either way, I enjoyed Bigby's story. Bigby's been a favorite of mine since FABLES: LEGENDS IN EXILE. I especially enjoyed the flash backs to when Bigby took part in the Second World War. Blood, guts, werewolves, Frankenstein and Nazi's. It packs a punch!

As for the artwork, (which seems a bit different than usual) it was mostly touch and go for me. Don't get me wrong, it's very well done. I just think I have a preferred style that I'm accustomed to. The cover, on the other hand, is absolutely fantastic!I grabbed it off the shelf as fast as I could. I felt all possessive. MINE. *laughs*

I've got to say, nudity always appears in the Fables series, but I never thought I'd see a werewolf penis. *laughs*

Over all, I enjoyed WEREWOLVES IN THE HEARTLAND. I kind of hoped for more laugh our loud moments, but I guess Bigby isn't really a laugh out loud type of guy. Would I recommend this graphic novel? Yes. I honestly think I'll always recommend the FABLES series. And since this was my last FABLES novel, I best get ordering my next FABLES novel tonight. I need my fix!

Full cover image
Awesome, isn't it?

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