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Jack of Fables, Vol. 4: Americana Much better than the previous volume, but not quite as good as the first,like a 3.5 5.Jack of Fables redeems itself a bit here with a much better main storyline than last time and a host of characters that didn t need to be carried by the still strong Gary The issue added onto the end of this collection started to bore me a little, but it picks up half way through and you can see why they did make it, a nice way to show how powerful one of thetimid characters from this series can be Much better than the previous volume, but not quite as good as the first,like a 3.5 5.Jack of Fables redeems itself a bit here with a much better main storyline than last time and a host of characters that didn t need to be carried by the still strong Gary The issue added onto the end of this collection started to bore me a little, but it picks up half way through and you can see why they did make it, a nice way to show how powerful one of thetimid characters from this series can be Huh I hate to say this, but the series is growing on me This chapter focused on the relationships between the characters, but also on the world of Americana where the Fables of American literature, tall tales and history have apparently lived in relative peace no signs of the Adversary s influence , and Jack s smarmy sneakiness is kept to a minimum This volume contained a number of interesting revelations some of which I saw coming from the first volume, and some of which came out of the Huh I hate to say this, but the series is growing on me This chapter focused on the relationships between the characters, but also on the world of Americana where the Fables of American literature, tall tales and history have apparently lived in relative peace no signs of the Adversary s influence , and Jack s smarmy sneakiness is kept to a minimum This volume contained a number of interesting revelations some of which I saw coming from the first volume, and some of which came out of the blue , but also a single continuity error retcon which proved jarring.Americana, incidentally is fascinating because it contains a number of co existent anachronisms, like the Prohibition era realm of Gangsterland, the musical riddled Big City, the Wild West pastiche known as Lone Star , and the Antebellum South era realm ofwell, Antebellum Also interesting is the way in which both Canada and Mexico Central America are depicted through the lenses of American myth and self reference the Great White North and the unnamed Mexico Central America realms both exist as part of Americana because they are part of the way Americans have understood their neighboring nations and their own place in the world They exist, not as representations of Canadian or Mexican Central American self perceptions, but rather as embodiments of various American stereotypes for instance, the southern lands are filled with lost cities and gold, while the northern lands are filled with hockey, snow, bigfoot and excruciatingly nice people I thought that was an inspired choice on the part of Willingham Jack Hits The Road In Seach Of A Lost City Of Gold Aided By His Sidekicks Paul Bunyan, Humpty Dumpty, Gary The Pathetic Fallacy And The Mysterious Hillary Page, Jack S In For The Adventure Of A Lifetime Collecting Jack Of Fables I was so disappointed in this volume after loving the third volume The story didn t grip me and Jack for the first time genuinely annoyed me I just don t think I liked the theme of this one Hopefully by the time I get to the fifth volume things will get better but for now it s back to the original storyline with the other Fable characters that I have missed. Reviewed A Great Book Is The Cheapest Vacation I can t say enough good things about Bill Willingham s Fables Jack of Fables series He brings a raw twist to the classic fairy tales that will glue your eyes to every page The Fables series is my favorite graphic novel series for a few reasons Besides the amazing artwork and laugh out loud humor, the stories are always engrossing It s new stories, but with a familiarity due to my love of fairy tales Bill Willinghams, Fables follows a variety Reviewed A Great Book Is The Cheapest Vacation I can t say enough good things about Bill Willingham s Fables Jack of Fables series He brings a raw twist to the classic fairy tales that will glue your eyes to every page The Fables series is my favorite graphic novel series for a few reasons Besides the amazing artwork and laugh out loud humor, the stories are always engrossing It s new stories, but with a familiarity due to my love of fairy tales Bill Willinghams, Fables follows a variety of characters from Fabletown, where as Jack of Fables follows Jack s whimsical mischief life, also including other characters side stories relating to Jack where anything goes and it s never a bore This time around, Jack is on the hunt for another get rich quick scheme with the hilarious Humpty Dumpty, Raven and the loyal Gary, the pathetic Fallacy , when he meets up with Hillary the youngest and most self reliant of the Page sisters when they both jump the same train The train leads to Americana, home to the New World Fables In Americana we get to meet Zombies, Huck Finn and my personal favorite the Roaring Twenties gangsters The Book Burner seems to be an even bigger Villian than Mr Revise and I think he s very fitting for this series I do wonder how much power he holds and is it just limited to Americana or all Fables Does he possess a copy of every fables story I want to know the answer to these questions and I look forward to seeingof him in the future I feel that with each new book, this series is getting better and better Fables is still my favorite, but Jack is really growing on me I look forward to reading Turning Pages This series has never been great, but this volume was just a shocking mess I stopped caring about half way through, but I did make it to the end I guess that means that the Fables crossover that s coming up is going to be a mess too as it seems like it s mostly stemming from the story lines in Jack The literal zombies are the best thing about this collection, but they re not even explained Just thrown in there randomly while something that was potentially a good idea Americana goes absolut This series has never been great, but this volume was just a shocking mess I stopped caring about half way through, but I did make it to the end I guess that means that the Fables crossover that s coming up is going to be a mess too as it seems like it s mostly stemming from the story lines in Jack The literal zombies are the best thing about this collection, but they re not even explained Just thrown in there randomly while something that was potentially a good idea Americana goes absolutely no where because it s just so terribly written I don t even have the energy to write properly about all the bad things in this series because this volume totally drained me.I shall suffer onwards, because I m still actually mostly enjoying the main Fables story so it seems I ll need to read these And then, once I ve got to past vol 6 and read the crossover, I ll feel obliged to finish the final three volumes at least they re fairly short and quick to read Oh man What is it that makes Jack so likable and entertaining despite that fact that he s a total jerk To put it simply, Jack is the human embodiment of a cat Cats are great because they re kind of wonderful and awful at the same time That s who Jack is Jack is never actively antagonistic to anyone who isn t in his way He doesn t really pick fights and he s not out to ruin anyone s life He just wants to make his own life better than anyone else s He s so self centered, but he s also funn Oh man What is it that makes Jack so likable and entertaining despite that fact that he s a total jerk To put it simply, Jack is the human embodiment of a cat Cats are great because they re kind of wonderful and awful at the same time That s who Jack is Jack is never actively antagonistic to anyone who isn t in his way He doesn t really pick fights and he s not out to ruin anyone s life He just wants to make his own life better than anyone else s He s so self centered, but he s also funny and driven and ambitious When good things happen to him, it s okay, kind of amusing When bad things happen to him, it s hilariously forthcoming and well deserved Every once in a while Jack leaves hints that he actually has a heart and it s surprisingly touching I m excited to read This series tends to mecomical than the main Fables series, and while comedy is fine I prefer the original seriesIt has some comedy as well but not as much Plus, I don t really like the main character, Jack In any case, it s still entertaining In this one we see Jack and his troop journey to Americana, which is the land of American Fables such as Paul Bunyan, Tom Sawyer, etc The plan is for the group to find a lost city of gold, and they do but things don t work out quite as pla This series tends to mecomical than the main Fables series, and while comedy is fine I prefer the original seriesIt has some comedy as well but not as much Plus, I don t really like the main character, Jack In any case, it s still entertaining In this one we see Jack and his troop journey to Americana, which is the land of American Fables such as Paul Bunyan, Tom Sawyer, etc The plan is for the group to find a lost city of gold, and they do but things don t work out quite as planned At least, not for anyone other than Jack There s also a story dealing with a Shakespeare play performed by Fables I like the art, but it s not quite as fitting as the art in the main Fables book I will say the covers by Brian Bolland are exceptional, and really a high point of the series These Jack of Fables collections are really getting tired.I greatly enjoy the other Fables books, so I always expect to enjoy these books filled with similar characters and adventures However, many of the male characters in this series are crass and sexist The stories aren t that good either, kind of meandering and not fleshed out.I feel like the other Fables series is meant for adults and this series is meant for 14 year old boys I have nothing against 14 year old boys, but I m not one, so m These Jack of Fables collections are really getting tired.I greatly enjoy the other Fables books, so I always expect to enjoy these books filled with similar characters and adventures However, many of the male characters in this series are crass and sexist The stories aren t that good either, kind of meandering and not fleshed out.I feel like the other Fables series is meant for adults and this series is meant for 14 year old boys I have nothing against 14 year old boys, but I m not one, so maybe it makes sense that we like different things.In any case, I don t think I am going to bother reading anybooks in this series.Oh, but hey, the zombie townspeople, especially the cops, in this book are rather funny I like the way they talk Hey We are surrounding you at this time, and Become arrested, please It s kind of sad when zombie talk is the strongest aspect of a piece of art In the fourth installment we get to see Jack in the fabled America, a mix of different historical eras all over the land There s a nice play with the Three Page Sisters, someinfo about Literals STORY PLOTTING B CHARACTERS DIALOGUE B plus LITERAL FABLE FOCUS B to B plus WHEN READ December 2011 OVERALL GRADE B to B plus In the fourth installment we get to see Jack in the fabled America, a mix of different historical eras all over the land There s a nice play with the Three Page Sisters, someinfo about Literals Fables, a good spread of Old American Legends and, of course, the hunt for gold.ARTWORK B plus to A minus STORY PLOTTING B CHARACTERS DIALOGUE B plus LITERAL FABLE FOCUS B to B plus WHEN READ December 2011 OVERALL GRADE B to B plus


About the Author: Bill Willingham

In the late 1970s to early 1980s he drew fantasy ink pictures for the Dungeons Dragons Basic and Expert game rulebooks He first gained attention for his 1980s comic book series Elementals published by Comico, which he both wrote and drew However, for reasons unknown, the series had trouble maintaining an original schedule, and Willingham s position in the industry remained spotty for many years He contributed stories to Green Lantern and started his own independent, black and white comics series Coventry which lasted only 3 issues He also produced the pornographic series Ironwood for Eros Comix In the late 1990s Willingham reestablished himself as a prolific writer He produced the 13 issue Pantheon for Lone Star Press and wrote a pair of short novels about the modern adventures of the hero Beowulf, published by the writer s collective, Clockwork Storybook, of which Willingham was a founding member In the early 2000s he began writing extensively for DC Comics, including the limited series Proposition Player, a pair of limited series about the Greek witch Thessaly from The Sandman, and most notably the popular series Fables


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