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Fables Vol. 22: Farewell

Vertigo/DC

Jul 21, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala Bookmark and Share


To all things there must be an ending-although the end of Fables makes it quite clear that the story goes on and on and on, as far as readers' own imaginations can take them.

Is the last arc of Fables as good as the ones that came before? The epic by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and many more, regarding fabled characters from classic tales in our world has been remarkably consistent. And the final volume is good, puts a nice cherry on top, and gives many characters one last spotlight, a proper sendoff. Particularly Rose Red, Snow White, Bigby Wolf, and their extended clan. Okay, some of it borders on saccharine, but by and large it's as gently pleasing as a good bedtime story. Maybe there's some regret that it didn't raise the blood with action or pique interest with cleverness like former arcs didwe're thinking of Totenkinder vs. Mr. Dark, many of the Jack Horner stories, and much of the political maneuvering at Fabletown and the Farm.

But we understand-you can't raise the stakes when it's time to put a cap on something. The ending is fitting, a "happily ever after" worthy of what's come before. (www.vertigocomics.com)

Author rating: 7/10

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