Monday, June 13, 2005

FABLES #38

Of course it couldn't have been that easy.

Boy Blue, armed to the teeth with his mystical wonders and displaying great wit and competence, has had a ridiculously easy time of it as he makes his way to the capital to find the Adversary even considering his fifteen years as a soldier in the initial war. Solving every puzzle, besting every foe, demonstrating patience and cleverness as needed... nothing that good could last. The Winter Queen saw to that.

With most of Fables having been set in and around Fabletown or the Farm, this arc has brought us to the Homelands (hence the name) and is really giving Bill Willingham and artist Mark Buckingham a chance to play around in a way that they haven't been able to. Fabletown and the Farm are all about hiding the extraordinary from the mundane, but there's no reason to do so in the Homelands and, as a result, there are wonders everywhere. There's a palpable sense of this being the place where the Fables truly belong instead of hiding in an enclave on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Legends in exile, indeed.

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