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The (Nearly) Great Escape (Jack of Fables #01)

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ISBN13: 9781401212223
ISBN10: 1401212220
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Stepping out of Bill Willingham's acclaimed Vertigo series Fables, the charming and insufferable Jack of Tales is the center of attention once again, this time in his very own ongoing title. In this first collection, Jack is thrown into a prison-like "retirement" community for wayward Fables, where he discovers a sinister plot to eliminate all traces of magic from the Mundane World. Written by Willingham and Matthew Sturges, The (Nearly) Great Escape features art by Tony Akins and Andrew Pepoy as well as painted covers by James Jean and a special sketchbook section by Akins.

Review:

"Willingham first created a contemporary world inhabited by fairy tale characters in his series, Fables. He continues that success with Sturges, who co-writes this recent spinoff. A new story line further develops Jack Horner's escapades in Hollywood and establishes him as the most dangerous Fable loose in the 'mundy' — short for 'mundane' — world. Jack is forced into the Golden Boughs Retirement Community, a jail of sorts where Fables are imprisoned until society-at-large forgets about them, thereby diminishing their magic powers. Enlisting the support of Goldilocks and a cage full of fairies, Jack plans the entire retirement community's escape. Willingham and Sturges give Jack a bad-boy attitude, making him an everyman hero that readers won't always identify with, but will enjoy watching flub and fake his way to freedom, complete with clever riffs on the Turtle and the Hare, the Toothfairy, Mother Goose and Humpty Dumpty. Readers will enjoy this more if they first familiarize themselves with Willingham's established Fables world (Legends in Exile, Wolves, etc.). Rated for mature readers, the tale includes sex, nudity, corruption, so it's got a little bit of everything that any sophisticated comics fan will enjoy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Akins and Pepoy's art is fairly realistic, but with some quick dips into the cartoony. They are particularly adept at communicating subtext through facial expressions and use those skills to foreshadow some important plot twists." School Library Journal

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Synopsis:

The first five issues of the popular FABLES spin-off series are collected in this amazing new volume! Last seen hitchhiking from Hollywood, Jack's now a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. His extreme road stories and encounters with other notorious, renegade Fables are just a few of the situations in store for this fan-favorite character.

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crowyhead, July 18, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Fans of the Fables series of comics will enjoy this spin-off, which follows the adventures of Jack (you know, THAT Jack, as in "the Giant-Killer," etc.). Folks who haven't read Fables might be pretty confused, though.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401212223
Author:
Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges and Andrew Pepoy and Tony Akins
Publisher:
Vertigo
Illustrator:
Sturges, Matthew
Illustrator:
Pepoy, Andrew
Author:
Pepoy, Andrew
Author:
Sturges, Matthew
Author:
Akins, Tony
Author:
Willingham, Bill
Subject:
Characters and characteristics in literature
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
graphic novel;fantasy;comics;fairy tales;fiction;fables;vertigo;comic;jack of fables;mythology;urban fantasy;fairy tale;american;magic;retelling;comic books;comic book;metafiction;fairy tales retold
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fables - Jack of Fables
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.18x6.64x.32 in. .42 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Willingham first created a contemporary world inhabited by fairy tale characters in his series, Fables. He continues that success with Sturges, who co-writes this recent spinoff. A new story line further develops Jack Horner's escapades in Hollywood and establishes him as the most dangerous Fable loose in the 'mundy' — short for 'mundane' — world. Jack is forced into the Golden Boughs Retirement Community, a jail of sorts where Fables are imprisoned until society-at-large forgets about them, thereby diminishing their magic powers. Enlisting the support of Goldilocks and a cage full of fairies, Jack plans the entire retirement community's escape. Willingham and Sturges give Jack a bad-boy attitude, making him an everyman hero that readers won't always identify with, but will enjoy watching flub and fake his way to freedom, complete with clever riffs on the Turtle and the Hare, the Toothfairy, Mother Goose and Humpty Dumpty. Readers will enjoy this more if they first familiarize themselves with Willingham's established Fables world (Legends in Exile, Wolves, etc.). Rated for mature readers, the tale includes sex, nudity, corruption, so it's got a little bit of everything that any sophisticated comics fan will enjoy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Akins and Pepoy's art is fairly realistic, but with some quick dips into the cartoony. They are particularly adept at communicating subtext through facial expressions and use those skills to foreshadow some important plot twists."
"Synopsis" by , CA
"Synopsis" by , The first five issues of the popular FABLES spin-off series are collected in this amazing new volume! Last seen hitchhiking from Hollywood, Jack's now a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. His extreme road stories and encounters with other notorious, renegade Fables are just a few of the situations in store for this fan-favorite character.
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