This is a big volume with a lot of bang for your buck crammed in. We get to follow Boy Blue in the Homelands and learn about The Adversary. We see what has been happening in Fabletown as one of the tourists returns. We also discover what scrapes Jack has been getting into whilst he has been away.
Just as the art has been getting a polish of late so too does the narrative. Jack’s tale is recounted by different characters he meets on his travels in a manner similar to Wimbledon Green or Usagi Yojimbo: Volume 16.
Not to be outdone the first few parts of the Boy Blue story have art without any frames, borders or panels on the page at all. The characters and speech appear multiple times and it is up to you – with some help from the colourist – to put everything in order.
A great volume with some bold and imaginative techniques and some riveting story points. Another Double Thumbs Up!
Tomorrow: Fables (7): Arabian Nights (and Days) – Bill Willingham