Fables, Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
Tourists of the world unite! If you've ever craved a guided tour of Fabletown's secret Manhattan location, prepare to be voraciously satiated. Pinnochio has a field day taking a certain VIP around the city. And exactly which Fabletown denizens are no longer active (dead, alive or otherwise) just... show more
Tourists of the world unite! If you've ever craved a guided tour of Fabletown's secret Manhattan location, prepare to be voraciously satiated. Pinnochio has a field day taking a certain VIP around the city. And exactly which Fabletown denizens are no longer active (dead, alive or otherwise) just might shock you into a comic book coma. Also in this volume, you'll find the 4-part story featuring Freddy and Mouse, two local rogues who just want to get along and perhaps turn a bit of profit in the post-war, topsy-turvy world. Meanwhile, in Fabletown, a new political group forms called the Society of Seconds, and what they want doesn't seem very reasonable at all.
Publish date: August 18th 2009
Pages no: 173
Edition language: English
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Series: Fables (#12)
I think that this volume more than others in the series conveys such a powerful sense of loss and risk. In fact, it feels very melancholy. No doubt that was Willingham's intention. A character dies and it feels like an enormous hole is left in the Fable community. This volume touches on how someone ...
The Dark Ages picks up where Volume 11 left off, [spoiler] with the defeat of the Adversary. There's a fair amount of fallout from the decision to admit Gepetto as a member of fabletown, but it's revealed to have been part of a deal for Pinocchio to help them. We also get to see Charming's funeral...
The Dark Ages is the perfect combination of things I love in any story: pathos, tragedy and a glimmer of hope. My personal favourite types of stories are not those full of nothing but despair and pseudo-grit but really those with a conflict between darkness and light. That is what this volume of Fab...
This could have possibly been my favorite volume thus far. Would like to see more of the new villains awakened in this book, one of which sort of reminds me of an evil Sandman. :)
Much better than last couple of issues.Definitely getting the next one.R.I.P. Little Boy Blue