QUICK REVIEW: I’ll be honest; I didn’t like this installment. Mostly, because war and battles are not interesting to me, most of it goes over my head and bores me. However, it was bad. I’ve been waiting for this big battle against the adversary for 11 volumes, and it was a disappointment. It didn’t feel like the big final battle to me until I read the end. It was a huge letdown.
QUICK REVIEW: The last volume felt very final, the war is over, the adversary is defeated, and everyone seems to be recuperating, right? WRONG! Willingham brings us a new foe who looking creepy and a lot more terrifying than the Adversary. I am excited about this new chapter in the Fables universe. Ironically, this volume had the emotional weight that was missing from War and Pieces.
P.S. They keep changing the style and adding stories that are not important and that continues to bother me and perhaps the reason why I’ll never give these volumes a 5/5.
QUICK REVIEW: I hated and loved this volume at the same time. It’s exactly what I’ve been wanting from Fables when it comes to a cohesive volume. I thought the writer and his “literals” and “genres” were funny and a genius way to break the fourth wall. I loved that aspect of this volume BUT, this volume is a massive waste of time because it’s ONE GIANT digression from the real story. In other words, it’s a filler volume, and I’m not a big fan of filler volumes. As much as I enjoyed these new characters, I also kept thinking “why is this important?” Not to mention, Jack is one of the most unlikeable Fables, and he hasn’t changed one bit since the last time we saw him (if anything he’s worse).