This is an excellent tale packed with drama, action and life or death moments. Willingham knows his characters and readers well and can manipulate both with ease. Previous and future threads are woven into an exciting storyline that really makes you fear for Fabletown and its residents.
The art is good and the borders are given a great deal of attention making them stand out. Even the page numbers have added flourish, most fitting for Olde-Worlde characters and their stories. The prologue has a different artist, and that fits perfectly, as it is a reminiscence of events in the Homelands.
Excellent work and a hearty Thumbs Up!
Tomorrow: Fables (5): The Mean Seasons – Bill Willingham