The community of Fables living undercover in our midst has
endured plenty of suffering at the hands of their long-time
antagonist, the Adversary. Now it's time to return the favour
and put the would-be conqueror on notice that the cost of
subjugating this last stronghold of independent magic will
be higher than even he can bear. The one Fable who can accomplish
this mission, however, has hidden himself away in the wild
and will take some convincing if he can be found. Luckily
for Fabletown, there's something more than a trip behind enemy
lines awaiting Bigby Wolf's return...
issues 48-51 of the Fables comic book series. There
are two stories here. The first (Wolf) follows Mowgli
on his quest to track down Bigby Wolf and persuade him to
return to Fabletown to embark on a dangerous mission. The
second tale (Big and Small) follows Cinderella and
her bid to get the king of the Cloud Kingdoms to sign a treaty
is split into eight chapters and opens with Mowgli undertaking
an almost impossible task. He has to scour the earth looking
for Bigby. When he tracks him down, he must ask Bigby to accompany
him back to Fabletown in order to help with a most perilous
mission - to go deep into the heart of enemy territory and
let Geppetto know that Fabletown will retaliate if he sends
in another army of his wooden soldiers to attack them.
and Small sees Cinderella on a diplomatic mission to get
a treaty signed between Fabletown and the Cloud Kingdoms.
There is a problem. Every time Cinderella manages to spend
weeks in negotiations with the latest king of the Could Kingdoms,
they have been replaced by a new king. It seems no one really
wants the job for too long. Cinderella is getting a little
impatient as the negotiations have been put back several times,
and now the new king won't see her because he has an ear ache.
The king's doctor is a quack, and so Cinderella hatches a
plan to make sure the king is better much quicker than the
month predicted by his physician.
tales in this collection help to add much to the Fables
universe, and an added bonus for fans is that this release
also includes a new set of maps showing the Fable Territories
in the Mundane World. There is also a copy of the original
script for the series' 50th issue.
of the Fables series will love this latest inclusion
to the stable.