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Bill Willingham's hit series Fables continues here, for the first time in hardcover. In the aftermath of the Adversary's attack on Fabletown, Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Book Five follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary's true identity! Plus, the 2-part story of Jack's adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli's return to Fablet Bill Willingham's hit series Fables continues here, for the first time in hardcover. In the aftermath of the Adversary's attack on Fabletown, Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Book Five follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary's true identity! Plus, the 2-part story of Jack's adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli's return to Fabletown. Collecting: Fables 34-45


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Bill Willingham's hit series Fables continues here, for the first time in hardcover. In the aftermath of the Adversary's attack on Fabletown, Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Book Five follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary's true identity! Plus, the 2-part story of Jack's adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli's return to Fablet Bill Willingham's hit series Fables continues here, for the first time in hardcover. In the aftermath of the Adversary's attack on Fabletown, Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Book Five follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary's true identity! Plus, the 2-part story of Jack's adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli's return to Fabletown. Collecting: Fables 34-45

30 review for Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Book Five

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jeannette Nikolova

    Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. I feel like there was a bit of bad period for Fables around Vol. 2-3, but then it started picking up pace here and I’m really happy with the current progression. I see a development both in the characters that we already have as people, a narrative progression towards the Adversary, and an increase of fable characters, which I highly appreciate. My favourite part of this deluxe edition, however, were the 1001 Nights of Snowfall. I thought that that was Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. I feel like there was a bit of bad period for Fables around Vol. 2-3, but then it started picking up pace here and I’m really happy with the current progression. I see a development both in the characters that we already have as people, a narrative progression towards the Adversary, and an increase of fable characters, which I highly appreciate. My favourite part of this deluxe edition, however, were the 1001 Nights of Snowfall. I thought that that was just fantastic, because I love backstories and they make characters feel more realistic to me. Most of all, I was interested by the stories of Flycatcher and Snow White. I seem to have either missed it, or it still hasn’t been explained, but I had no idea why Snow felt the way she did about the seven dwarfs. As I am aware that Disney Snow White and fable Snow White are very different characters, I wasn’t sure how these two stories would fit into the same world, or whether they would fit at all, but I expect something more grotesque to be revealed soon. In all honesty, I am already reading the next volume, so I already know that the story is getting even more juicy, and I’m definitely hyped right now.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Arielle

    I did NOT see that coming! The Adversary is... Nope, didn't expect that, mind is blown. Also Boy Blue is ridiculously awesome. I'm kinda hoping on a Rose Red and Boy Blue thing happening at some point... (Doubtful but hoping) I did NOT see that coming! The Adversary is... Nope, didn't expect that, mind is blown. Also Boy Blue is ridiculously awesome. I'm kinda hoping on a Rose Red and Boy Blue thing happening at some point... (Doubtful but hoping)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    This is the volume with the big revelation we've been all expecting, and what a plot twist it was! It's adversary time! An easy 5/5 for the finale of the first cycle of fables. This is the volume with the big revelation we've been all expecting, and what a plot twist it was! It's adversary time! An easy 5/5 for the finale of the first cycle of fables.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Arnis

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  5. 4 out of 5

    Relstuart

    Really enjoyed the story with Boy Blue returning to the homelands and finding out the identity of the Adversary that chased from their homes to hiding on Earth. The Arabian Nights story was a very creative way to work in some other artists.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Chaitra

    Yeah! We finally know who the adversary is, and he's decidedly NOT who I expected. Boy Blue journeys to the Homelands with his witching cloak to rescue Red Riding Hood. The cloak helps him pass several gates, and right into the court of the adversary. He swipes the adversary's head off with a swing of his sword, but then. I think Boy Blue is my third favorite character of all of Fables, right after Bigby and Snow. This section is great, and I would think so even if the reveal of the adversary wa Yeah! We finally know who the adversary is, and he's decidedly NOT who I expected. Boy Blue journeys to the Homelands with his witching cloak to rescue Red Riding Hood. The cloak helps him pass several gates, and right into the court of the adversary. He swipes the adversary's head off with a swing of his sword, but then. I think Boy Blue is my third favorite character of all of Fables, right after Bigby and Snow. This section is great, and I would think so even if the reveal of the adversary wasn't there. This edition also contains Arabian Nights, which is about Arabian fables come to pay Fabletown a visit, but they are a little lost in translation. I liked this too, as it gave poor King Cole something to do, proving that he is actually quite a suave customer. I veer on my opinion of Prince Charming and the Beast, because they're not totally useless. But sometimes they are. (Also irritatingly, Beast resembles Jason Segel and I don't really like Jason Segel). But this was fine. The first section was Jack of the fables in Hollywood. I couldn't care less for Jack of the fables. Nothing in this story made me change my mind. It's a good edition, despite the serious lack of Bigby and Snow. Mark Buckingham's art is good when it's the homelands he's drawing, but not very good when drawing Fabletown. I'm hoping that changes as I read more of the Fables.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bookishrealm

    This was another great introduction to the Fables world and the craziness that is about to ensue. I absolutely adored and loved everything about this volume including finding out who the adversary is and why he decided to conquer so many lands. I didn't realize it at the time, but this volume also includes information related to the volume Arabian Nights and Days. It was great to see characters that were considered to be Fables from the Middle East. I don't remember thinking about this when I re This was another great introduction to the Fables world and the craziness that is about to ensue. I absolutely adored and loved everything about this volume including finding out who the adversary is and why he decided to conquer so many lands. I didn't realize it at the time, but this volume also includes information related to the volume Arabian Nights and Days. It was great to see characters that were considered to be Fables from the Middle East. I don't remember thinking about this when I read these volumes the first time; however, I'm interested in knowing where there are more fables and what areas of the world they inhabit. I'm coming close to the volumes where I stopped so after that I'll be gaining new information and I'm really excited. As always the characters were fun and refreshing, the artwork was extraordinary, and I'm really digging the plot. I'm currently waiting for the next volume at the library.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Vlad

    This is a god damn good fucking volume. I mean it. I'm impressed. Homelands. Geppetto. The Adversary. Snow Queen. Boy Blue. D'Jinns. Foreshadowing to Aladin and Ali Baba. And that random mention of Lugoj and Timisoara, Romanian cities. This. This was the best volume so far. I pray to God that all the next books will be just as good, or even better. This is a god damn good fucking volume. I mean it. I'm impressed. Homelands. Geppetto. The Adversary. Snow Queen. Boy Blue. D'Jinns. Foreshadowing to Aladin and Ali Baba. And that random mention of Lugoj and Timisoara, Romanian cities. This. This was the best volume so far. I pray to God that all the next books will be just as good, or even better.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alanna

    5 stars does not even begin to describe how great this was

  10. 4 out of 5

    Barbara McEwen

    2.5 stars - I liked Boy Blue returning to Fable Lands but wasn't a fan of Jack's Hollywood storyline or the very cheesy Arabian storyline. These last few volumes have been hit an miss for me. 2.5 stars - I liked Boy Blue returning to Fable Lands but wasn't a fan of Jack's Hollywood storyline or the very cheesy Arabian storyline. These last few volumes have been hit an miss for me.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Arctialuna

    Finally I decided to buy Fables in the original version (I've read the first 4 books in spanish) and at least I can say I have not been suffering about how they translated the names of every fable as I was reading it. I have serious issues with Fables. I LOVE the edition, the covers and the art of it. But the story is another thing. I want to know how it continues but I'm not sure if the price is fitting with this desire. While I'm reading it I am not sure if I am enjoying it that much, the writti Finally I decided to buy Fables in the original version (I've read the first 4 books in spanish) and at least I can say I have not been suffering about how they translated the names of every fable as I was reading it. I have serious issues with Fables. I LOVE the edition, the covers and the art of it. But the story is another thing. I want to know how it continues but I'm not sure if the price is fitting with this desire. While I'm reading it I am not sure if I am enjoying it that much, the writting is not that good in my opinion and the ending of every problem is so soft... About this volume I really enjoy Boy Blue's adventure on the Homelands and finally meeting the Adversary (which I should have guessed before, since its hability suits perfectly with its achived power). But again, the rest of the volume was missing something. Maybe this something is Snow and Bigby (how pleasant to write their names and not Blanca and Feroz) and their children. I really want to know more about them but of course with this amount of characters (and adding more in each volume) you need to leave some behind and rescue them later. I want to buy the 6th volume even if I am affraid I will end having the complete Deluxe Collection and not liking it that much. Maybe this is how this comic works, you think you are not enjoying it but at the end, you always want more.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Meagan

    This is up to volume five, so I'm going to proceed on the assumption that anyone reading book five in this series already knows the basic story and whether or not they're interested in continuing the series. No plot review. Nothing too much beyond "I liked this volume." Instead, a list of my favorite Fables, many of whom were most decidedly not my favorites before reading this series: 1. Bigby Wolf 2. Snow White 3. Little Boy Blue 4. Frau Totenkinder (aka the witch of Hansel & Gretel fame, even thoug This is up to volume five, so I'm going to proceed on the assumption that anyone reading book five in this series already knows the basic story and whether or not they're interested in continuing the series. No plot review. Nothing too much beyond "I liked this volume." Instead, a list of my favorite Fables, many of whom were most decidedly not my favorites before reading this series: 1. Bigby Wolf 2. Snow White 3. Little Boy Blue 4. Frau Totenkinder (aka the witch of Hansel & Gretel fame, even though she's scary and kind of evil) 5. Old King Cole 6. Britomart 7. Robin Hood Which is interesting, because my favorites from the original tales would probably have been more along the lines of Beauty, Cinderella, etc. everyone on the list above is a favorite only because of the graphic novels, and none of my original favorites made the cut. I take it as a sign that these characters were built right. Here's hoping I get more Bigby in volume six. I miss Bigby.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Raymond

    If I have any complaints at all about Fables, it's that we quickly get to the point where there are a lot of transitional stories. In this volume, the one significant plot moving the timeline forward is the three-part Arabian Nights arc. While we do get a spinoff arc for Jack and get the identity of the Adversary, the way this deluxe hardcover was set up didn't really create a good narrative separation. Outside of that? Another solid entry. The Blue and Arabian arcs were great, with the Jack one If I have any complaints at all about Fables, it's that we quickly get to the point where there are a lot of transitional stories. In this volume, the one significant plot moving the timeline forward is the three-part Arabian Nights arc. While we do get a spinoff arc for Jack and get the identity of the Adversary, the way this deluxe hardcover was set up didn't really create a good narrative separation. Outside of that? Another solid entry. The Blue and Arabian arcs were great, with the Jack one the only stumble (even if I'm going to try those trades soon as well).

  14. 4 out of 5

    Aildiin

    This edition contains three stories. Jack in Holywood is average, the other two ( Homelands and Arabian Nights) are very good. We finally learn the identity of the adversary in this book (in Homelands, during Blue boy trip back to the Homelands). At 296 pages this is one of the biggest deluxe edition too, all in all I would say that so far this is my favorite Fables deluxe book with Vol 3 ( because March of the Wooden soldier in vol 3 is probably the best story so far).

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    I really love reading this series. The characters and storylines are great. I don't know why I put this aside for so long, but I'll probably pick up Deluxe Edition Book Six pretty soon. I really love reading this series. The characters and storylines are great. I don't know why I put this aside for so long, but I'll probably pick up Deluxe Edition Book Six pretty soon.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Apollo Rock It!

    Another great edition in this series. Can't wait to read more. Another great edition in this series. Can't wait to read more.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Raj

    The major arc in this volume of the always marvellous Fables series describes Boy Blue's return to the Homelands on a secret mission. And in the process, he retrieves huge amounts of intelligence, and finally uncovers the identity of the Adversary. Despite hints in previous volumes, I must confess that it took me by surprise, but it totally works (and his description of his rise to power is chilling). And Boy Blue is pretty awesome as a lone hero, cutting a swathe through the Empire on his missi The major arc in this volume of the always marvellous Fables series describes Boy Blue's return to the Homelands on a secret mission. And in the process, he retrieves huge amounts of intelligence, and finally uncovers the identity of the Adversary. Despite hints in previous volumes, I must confess that it took me by surprise, but it totally works (and his description of his rise to power is chilling). And Boy Blue is pretty awesome as a lone hero, cutting a swathe through the Empire on his mission. Back in Fabletown, we see a delegation of Arabian fables arrive in embassy, and how the European ones struggle to deal with them, as well as seeing just how well, or badly, Prince Charming is dealing with being mayor. Some other old favourites get screen time too (including a surprisingly awesome role for King Cole, who's been a bit of a comedy side character until now), and there are some surprises in store for others. Snow and her boys appear, but in a side capacity, just driving the plot forward. Oh, and there's also the preparation for the spinoff Jack of Fables series, which actually starts the book. I must confess that Jack has never really done an awful lot for me. He's arrogant, lazy and a bit of a grifter. His escapades in Hollywood were mildly amusing, but I don't really have any interest in seeking out the spinoff. So, apart from Jack, another complete success. The whole 'Adversary' plot is picking up pace and after five volumes, I'm pretty invested in the major characters. I look forward to the next one now.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Born

    Fables finally reveals who the mysterious and all powerful Adversary is... This oversized hardcover collects issues #34 through #45. To start, we get a two issue arc focusing on what Jack did when he ditched Fabletown and absconded with a small fortune. It's a pretty fun side story, and sets up his solo series he got. The next arc, Homelands, sees Boy Blue return to the fabled lands to rescue Red Riding Hood and stop the Adversary. This arc is very spoilery heavy, so I can't say much. But we see Fables finally reveals who the mysterious and all powerful Adversary is... This oversized hardcover collects issues #34 through #45. To start, we get a two issue arc focusing on what Jack did when he ditched Fabletown and absconded with a small fortune. It's a pretty fun side story, and sets up his solo series he got. The next arc, Homelands, sees Boy Blue return to the fabled lands to rescue Red Riding Hood and stop the Adversary. This arc is very spoilery heavy, so I can't say much. But we see Boy Blue turn into a true hero as years pass, we learn who the Adversary is and how he/she rose to power, and game changing event takes place. The last arc features Arabian Fables seeking refuge in Fabletown. It's a pretty fun arc, but can't say much due to the way it sort of ties in to Homelands. Overall if you have enjoyed Fables so far, this is a volume that changes the status quo and answers a lot of questions. The art is as usual very good, and Willingham draws the reader in with his writing and worldbuilding.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Russell Grant

    I found this volume to be really strong as it was all current events. This starts with catching up on Jack, who ditched Fabletown with Bluebirds treasure and is a lot of fun. The second main story follows Boy Blue's journey in the homelands, seeking revenge and rescue and is pretty wonderful as we gain more info on the Adversary and the old world the Fables had to leave. The final story catches us up with the goings on in Fabletown as the Arabian Fables have sent an envoy to Fabletown to attempt I found this volume to be really strong as it was all current events. This starts with catching up on Jack, who ditched Fabletown with Bluebirds treasure and is a lot of fun. The second main story follows Boy Blue's journey in the homelands, seeking revenge and rescue and is pretty wonderful as we gain more info on the Adversary and the old world the Fables had to leave. The final story catches us up with the goings on in Fabletown as the Arabian Fables have sent an envoy to Fabletown to attempt a alliance now that the Adversary has set his sights on their home. All are really satisfying, with so much happening but all of it going down smooth. Complex characters that stay true to themselves to that their responses bring excitement to the world, I found this volume a real delight.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    Just realized that these are the versions I'm getting from the library, not the ones I was adding before, oops. I think this was one of the strongest issues so far. Except for Jack's boring storyline, I really loved getting to see what the Homelands are like now and getting to finally find out who the Adversary is, and boy, was it a surprise! I was less intrigued by the Arabian nights storyline but I'm actually enjoying getting to see other characters get a crack at being the government of Fablet Just realized that these are the versions I'm getting from the library, not the ones I was adding before, oops. I think this was one of the strongest issues so far. Except for Jack's boring storyline, I really loved getting to see what the Homelands are like now and getting to finally find out who the Adversary is, and boy, was it a surprise! I was less intrigued by the Arabian nights storyline but I'm actually enjoying getting to see other characters get a crack at being the government of Fabletown, even if they're nowhere near as good as Bigby and Snow. For my own future recollection, I read this in Spanish.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Darinda

    A creative and entertaining graphic novel with a twist on some favorite fairy tale characters. The Deluxe Edition, Book Five includes issues 34-45. 34 - Jack Be Nimble, Part One of Two 35 - Jack Be Nimble, Part Two of Two 36 - Homelands: Death & Taxes 37 - Homelands: The Saint George Syndrome 38 - Homelands: Petition Day 39 - Homelands: Meanwhile 40 - Homelands: He's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage 41 - Homelands: Pax Imperium 42 - Arabian Nights (and Days): Broken English 43 - Arabian Nights (and Days): Dji A creative and entertaining graphic novel with a twist on some favorite fairy tale characters. The Deluxe Edition, Book Five includes issues 34-45. 34 - Jack Be Nimble, Part One of Two 35 - Jack Be Nimble, Part Two of Two 36 - Homelands: Death & Taxes 37 - Homelands: The Saint George Syndrome 38 - Homelands: Petition Day 39 - Homelands: Meanwhile 40 - Homelands: He's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage 41 - Homelands: Pax Imperium 42 - Arabian Nights (and Days): Broken English 43 - Arabian Nights (and Days): Djinn & Tonic With a Twist 44 - Arabian Nights (and Days): Back to Baghdad 45 - Arabian Nights (and Days): Act of War

  22. 4 out of 5

    Chiara

    Best collection of stories so far. I love the fact that the author(s) always finds a way to give a very human character to the stories of the non so human fables. In this issue the main theme seems to be culture, both from the perspective of assimilation and inclusion and from the point of view of exploitation for profit. Boy Blue gets the chance to show what he can really accomplish and we finally get to know the Adversary in person. This series is pure genious and I am looking forward to read t Best collection of stories so far. I love the fact that the author(s) always finds a way to give a very human character to the stories of the non so human fables. In this issue the main theme seems to be culture, both from the perspective of assimilation and inclusion and from the point of view of exploitation for profit. Boy Blue gets the chance to show what he can really accomplish and we finally get to know the Adversary in person. This series is pure genious and I am looking forward to read the next collection.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Madison

    Things are finally starting to be a little less white! Not that it isn't still a pretty stereotypical of "Arabian Fables," but at least we're starting to branch out. I loved the Jack story at the beginning, and the Big Reveal about the Adversary was actually quite satisfying, and I'm curious about how it's going to play out. Things are finally starting to be a little less white! Not that it isn't still a pretty stereotypical of "Arabian Fables," but at least we're starting to branch out. I loved the Jack story at the beginning, and the Big Reveal about the Adversary was actually quite satisfying, and I'm curious about how it's going to play out.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Robert Felton

    Begins with the truly inspired "Jack Be Nimble" story of Jack (of Jack & Jill) becoming a major Hollywood player. The story was so funny and exhilarating, I figured that the book would not be able to match its cleverness with the subsequent "Boy Blue" and Arabian Knights" stories and it does not. But still a wonderful introduction into the bizarre world of Fabletown. I throughly enjoyed it. Begins with the truly inspired "Jack Be Nimble" story of Jack (of Jack & Jill) becoming a major Hollywood player. The story was so funny and exhilarating, I figured that the book would not be able to match its cleverness with the subsequent "Boy Blue" and Arabian Knights" stories and it does not. But still a wonderful introduction into the bizarre world of Fabletown. I throughly enjoyed it.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Erik

    The Jack story was interesting, but I felt it could have been just a single issue. Homelands was a solid action story and the reveal of the Adversary was well done. The final story introduces several Arabian Fables that could make for some good stories in the future, though we mostly got setup in this volume.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cecilia

    The first part was (for me) a reread of Homelands but the second part was new. Loved to see Sinbad in this volume, because his story was a favorite of mine when I was younger. It was a good reading.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Patrice

    I'm continuing to enjoy this series. All if the characters are so richly developed and complex and the story is fascinating. The introduction of different international Fables in this book was a particularly fun turn. I'm continuing to enjoy this series. All if the characters are so richly developed and complex and the story is fascinating. The introduction of different international Fables in this book was a particularly fun turn.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ine

    I simply love this comic series!

  29. 5 out of 5

    ellie

    i'm really loving these new fables coming into the story, finding out the truth of some and such. though i am missing one fable and of course he probably wont be back till WAY later :/ i'm really loving these new fables coming into the story, finding out the truth of some and such. though i am missing one fable and of course he probably wont be back till WAY later :/

  30. 5 out of 5

    Luly Ceballos

    Superb! Can't stop reading them. Superb! Can't stop reading them.

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