Jack of Fables 1: The (Nearly) Great Escape – Bill Willingham

Jack 01You might not think Jack could support his own series, especially one stretching nearly a dozen volumes. But he is the right combination of shallow and stupid to be entertaining. Maybe like Deadpool without the swearing.

This could have been done within the main Fables series and is up to the same high standard but there is so much packed in here it would have bogged everything down horribly. Jack as a character and his action-adventure is definitely enough to hold his own.

The art is great, and despite having a different artist (no Mark Buckingham) the style is very much true to the original. The layouts and framing are top notch stuff with plenty of bold choices delivering great impact. Even printed on the standard matt newsprint of most Vertigo books the colours can be incredibly vivid and really add to the fantastic nature of the Fableverse.

A surprising Thumbs Up!

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