Fables Vol. 20: Camelot Paperback – September 2, 2014
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About the Author
- ASIN : 1401245161
- Publisher : Vertigo; First Printing edition (September 2, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781401245160
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401245160
- Item Weight : 12.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.66 x 0.6 x 10.17 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #393,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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Also, not sure if maybe I’m just less patient for it than when I first started reading this series, but there are way too many asides that go on for a length of time that really pulls you out of the flow and narrative.
I am curious how they wrap the Snow/Red and Wolf/Wolf kids plot. I just wish it felt more cohesive and built on top of each other. That said, this is still a really interesting read and find the character interactions to be a delight!
Snow White, volume #19 starts off with a very weak series involving one of the minor characters of the series. It builds, however, to an assault on Snow White and Bigby Wolf, with a seeming end to one of the most beloved characters of the series. (This being fairy tale, we know not to take deaths as being final) What's interesting to me is that Willingham appears to be reviving one of the oldest enemies of the fables as it stands, which I hope he does not do, as it would be a weak retread.
Camelot, volume #20 is about Rose Red, Snow White's sibling and as the title suggests, an attempt to recreate the knights of the round-table. The story goes a bit meta, and doesn't end here, but has some very creative possibilities that leaves me hanging. The series has been through a bit of a slump recently, but with these two volumes the action is picking up and I'll be looking forward to the next few volumes with relish.
Main characters are Rose Red and Show White (and her cubs). Lots of the old favorites, time moves on as Fable Town moves into Mr Dark's castle.
Not much is wrapped up, and some interesting conflicts are shown. I'll avoid spoilers, even though there probably isn't much to spoil. Some of these future stories could be messy, I'll stay tuned...
Top reviews from other countries
Most of the stories are strong and the single issues set up plot points for the future. The two issue “Boys in the Band” at the end might build to something in the future but seems flat.
The art appears strong and consistent but there are a bevy of artists at work (great to see Gary Erskine), particularly in the sub plots. It looks like Vertigo have upgraded their something as the pages appear much more vibrant despite the matt paper.
Buckingham, as always, provides fitting pencils for the story, so much so that the fill-in artists are noticeably *not* Buckingham.
Overall, still a great story about the characters we've grown to know and love, but one can readily see how continuing in this manner would only serve to lessen the fantastic world which has been made.