Review: Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile

Title: Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
Author: Bill Willingham
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
Publisher: Vertigo
Source: Library
Format: Ebook
Release Date: May 22, 2012 (originally December 31, 2002)
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the “mundys,” their name for normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters created their own secret society that they call Fabletown. From their exclusive luxury apartment buildings on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, these creatures of legend must fight for their survival in the new world.

Fables is the winner of 14 Eisner Awards and is one of the most enduring Vertigo titles ever. Here, in this new, 10th anniversary edition, is a newly colored 8-page story from the Fables prose work Peter & Max: A Fables Novel, as well as a beautiful new cover from series artist Mark Buckingham.

Collecting:Fables #1-5


I first read Fables a few years ago and I loved it! I love adaptations of fairytales, and this series is a lot of fun.

The characters from fairytales have left their lands and entered the human world, or the mundane as they call it. They have to keep their special powers hidden or they face consequences from their leaders, in particular Snow White and Bigby, the Big Bad Wolf.

In this story, Snow White’s sister, Red Rose, has gone missing. Red Rose’s apartment was covered in blood, but her body was not there. Snow White and Bigby have to search for the answers to her disappearance, and possibly find her body.

Though this series is based on fairytales, it is not meant for children. There are adult themes and language in the story. However, they are entertaining and funny. I highly recommend this series!

What to read next:

Fables, Vol. 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham

Have you read Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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