A Tour of Fabletown: Patterns and Plots in Bill Willingham's Fables by Neta Gordon, Paperback

A Tour of Fabletown: Patterns and Plots in Bill Willingham's Fables by Neta Gordon, Paperback

In 2002, Vertigo/DC Comics published the first issue of Bill Willingham’s Fables. The series imagined the lives of fairy tale figures—Snow White...

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ISBN-13:9780786499854
Publisher:McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:06/30/2016
Pages:208
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.30(d)
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A Tour of Fabletown: Patterns and Plots in Bill Willingham's Fables by Neta Gordon

In 2002, Vertigo/DC Comics published the first issue of Bill Willingham’s Fables. The series imagined the lives of fairy tale figures—Snow White, the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella and the ubiquitous Prince Charming, among many others—as they made new lives for themselves in modern-day New York City, having fled their storied homeworlds following an invasion. After 150 issues and many awards, Fables concluded its run in July 2015.
This study, the first about the sprawling, complex series, discusses such topics as Fables’ status as a contemporary adaptation of folk and fairy tales; its use of conventional genres like sword-and-sorcery, crime and romance; its portrayal of social and political relationships; and its self-referential moments. Providing a detailed introduction to the themes and ideas in the series, the author explores how Fables portrays redemption, the function of community, and how our hopes and fears influence our ideal of “happily ever after.”