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In the same vein as best-selling "fractured-fairy-tales" such as Wicked and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is Bill Willingham's runaway hit graphic novel series FABLES. No longer just children's tales, Willingham has created a new world for these beloved fables...one that exists within our own. When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters created their own secret society-within an exclusive luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side-called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Bigby, Fabletown's sheriff, and a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the culprit is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.

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A new edition of the trade was released May 16, 2012 featuring a new cover by Mark Buckingham and some new back-up material.

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First of all, I don't buy single comics but only trade paperbacks or even bigger volumes (like omnibi), so reviewing a volume that features a single story arc is always easier - like in this case, because the introducing story of the Fables starts with a big-shot of a story arc, the Legends in Exile. I must say - being a 27 years old male, Snow White, Prince Charming and the Big Bad Wolf are not in my all-time favorite characters list -- at all. But after playing with telltale games' The Wolf Am...

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