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Fables (2002) comic books 2003-2005

  • Issue #7
    Fables (2002) 7
    Published Jan 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN "Animal Farm," Part 2 of 5. Something truly horrible has happened up at the Farm, and this time there's no Bigby Wolf on hand to investigate ? no one to find answers to all of the deadly questions that keep mounting. Why is there an unmarked grave in the woods, and who's in it? Why is Reynard the Fox on the run from everyone from Shere Khan to the Bandarlog Host? Why is Snow White in deadly peril and by whom? Why's the monkey drunk and what has that got to do with the sudden prophecies of doom from the Forsworn Knight? And finally, what's with all of the guns? MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
    Fables (2002) 8
    Published Feb 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores December 18. "Animal Farm," Part 3 of 5. The Fables at the Farm are now in open revolt, and the always practical, always proper Snow White finds herself at the top of the radicals' hit list. Her adversaries number in the hundreds, while her only ally seems to be the crass and wily Reynard the Fox. Together, to get to the truth, the two fugitives have to make their way to the caves beyond the Valley of the Sleepers. But first they have to survive crossing the tall grass, which inhabits sleeping giants and belongs to the ravenous Shere Khan. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9
    Fables (2002) 9
    Published Mar 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores January 8. "Animal Farm," Part 4 of 5. As Snow White and Reynard the Fox run for their lives, Rose becomes a revolutionary. Trekking through woods and battling it out with lions, tigers and bears, Snow discovers that country life is even more dangerous than the big city. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #10
    Fables (2002) 10
    Published Apr 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores February 12. The conclusion to the 5-part "Animal Farm." The revolt at the Farm has been suppressed, the revolutionaries quelled. Goldilocks remains on the loose since her seemingly fatal shooting but the rest of the dissidents have been tried and sentenced. The executioner's axe is sharp and swift as the Fables learn what true justice means. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11
    Fables (2002) 11
    Published May 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY BRYAN TALBOT; PAINTED COVER BY ARON WIESENFELD This stand-alone story with art by Bryan Talbot (THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: DEAD BOY DETECTIVES, The Tale of One Bad Rat) details Civil War misadventures for Jack of the Tales. After going AWOL, Jack finds himself deep in the bayou, where he encounters the devil, who's hankering for a little game of poker. Though it's dangerous to lose at cards with Old Nick, Jack learns that it's even more dangerous to win. Hot Southern belles and the farm animals that wouldn't die guest-star in this hilarious stand-alone story. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    Fables (2002) 12
    Published Jun 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY LAN MEDINA AND CRAIG HAMILTON; COVER BY JAMES JEAN A Shart Operation, Part 1 of a 2-part FABLES caper. She's gorgeous, fashionable and rich...and it's up to Bigby to keep Sleeping Beauty from pricking her finger, or Fabletown will go up in thorns. As if that weren't enough, Bigby has a shadow, in the form of a sleazy reporter intent on exposing the secret society of exiled fairy tale characters. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #13
    Fables (2002) 13
    Published Jul 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY LAN MEDINA AND CRAIG HAMILTON; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores May 14. The conclusion to a 2-part FABLES caper. Bigby and his motley crew don matching black skullcaps and break into a ritzy building to stop a ruthless reporter from revealing their identities to the tabloids. Meanwhile, Sleeping Beauty's spell has forced the city into perpetual slumber. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #14
    Fables (2002) 14
    Published Aug 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores June 11. Part 1 of a new storyline ? "Storybook Love." As Snow White slowly recovers from a bullet to the brain, she and Bigby spend a lot of time in each other's company. But when they announce that they'll be vacationing together, all of Fabletown is shocked...and not just because Snow White has never taken a holiday before. The twosome's sudden departure from New York City ? and the deadly peril they're about to fall into ? is surely no match for the ruthless enemy who's still lurking in the back woods. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #15
    Fables (2002) 15
    Published Sep 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores July 9. "Storybook Romance," Part 2 of 4. Romance is in the air... well, sort of. When Bigby and Snow White wake up in the middle of the woods, they don't know where they are, how they got there, or why the hell they went camping with only one sleeping bag. But they've got bigger problems, as a sniper's bullet sends their car over a cliff. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #16
    Fables (2002) 16
    Published Oct 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores August 13. "Storybook Romance," Part 3 of 4. Snow and Bigby are lost in the deep woods, on the run from a pistol-packing motorchick bent on revenge. You've known for some time that he's really the Big Bad Wolf, but now, for the first time, we'll see what happens when Bigby has to huff and puff in order to save Snow's life. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #17
    Fables (2002) 17
    Published Nov 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores September 10. "Storybook Love," Part 4 of 4. Why can't Snow White and Bigby Wolf find their way out of the woods? Why has Fabletown been renamed Bufkintown? Why is Prince Charming wandering all over the Woodland Building, carrying a huge bundle of who-knows-what? Why does King Cole have to convene an emergency murder trial in the Business Office? What terrible secret is revealed on the very last page? MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #18
    Fables (2002) 18
    Published Dec 2003 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY LINDA MEDLEY; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In a special single-issue story, guest artist Linda Medley (Castle Waiting) draws the tale of The Barley Corn Brides. When the Fables were exiled, the Lilliputian soldiers found themselves without any women. And when Thumbelina comes to town, it's every man for himself. What can one woman do against an army of suitors? Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #19
    Fables (2002) 19
    Published Jan 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores November 12. A story of espionage ignites when a hooded stranger comes to Fabletown asking a lot of questions. Meanwhile, Pinocchio is in over his head, Boy Blue is in for the shock of his life, and Snow White goes incognito.sort of. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #20
    Fables (2002) 20
    Published Feb 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores December 10. The mysterious stranger in red is the talk of the town ? Fabletown, to be specific. What happens when her old nemesis Bigby Wolf is the one assigned to debrief her? Meanwhile, Prince Charming has started his campaign to become the new mayor, and he's making lots of promises... MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #21
    Fables (2002) 21
    Published Mar 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores January 14. When the going gets tough, Fables go drinking. "Stop Me if You've Heard This, but a Man Walks Into a Bar..." takes place almost entirely in pubs ? Mundy bars, Fabletown bars, and just about anyplace where alcohol is served. So don't be surprised if a drunken brawl breaks out, and one or two characters says something he wouldn't normally say while sober. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #22
    Fables (2002) 22
    Published Apr 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY TONY AIKENS AND JIMMY PALMIOTTI; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In this interlude issue, featuring guest-art by Tony Aikens and Jimmy Palmiotti, the members of the "Ex-wives Club" of fairytale philanderer Prince Charming reminisce about the Prince of Lies. But blonde bombshell Cinderella has another appointment, in Paris, and it's one she's dying to keep. Sex, espionage and betrayal abound ? especially when someone loses his head. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #23
    Fables (2002) 23
    Published May 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores March 10. Boy Blue nurses a broken heart, Prince Charming recruits more Fables for his mayoral campaign, and Bigby and Snow team up to get to the bottom of Red Riding Hood's story. Meanwhile, the mysterious trio of Hugh, Drew, and Lou continue to wreak havoc in Manhattan. Meatheads beware: This time they've got guns. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #24
    Fables (2002) 24
    Published Jun 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores April 14. Boy Blue has gone missing. Trouble is brewing up at the Farm. And Bigby is still out of town. Everything seems to be going haywire, but it gets even worse when Bigby finds something horrible at the Canada gate. The residents of Fabletown are about to get a seriously rude awakening when the brothers Hugh, Drew and Lou show up with a gun-toting ultimatum and the bodies begin to pile up. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #25
    Fables (2002) 25
    Published Jul 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores May 12. In the penultimate issue of "March of the Wooden Soliders," Bigby arrives at the farm in upstate New York only to be greeted gun-first by an army of wooden soldiers. Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, the fate of Fabletown hangs in the balance as a very pregnant Snow White encounters a nasty surprise of her own. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #26
    Fables (2002) 26
    Published Aug 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN War comes to Fabletown in the penultimate chapter of "March of the Wooden Soldiers." As the wooden soldiers of the Adversary advance on the blockade, Fables young and old prepare themselves for the worst. But these block-headed agents of the enemy may find it difficult to subdue this band of fairytale meat, especially with one seriously angry Snow White leading the charge. Never mess with a woman, especially if she's expecting. Plus, don't miss a stunning 8-page preview of THE WITCHING #1. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #27
    Fables (2002) 27
    Published Sep 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    WRITTEN BY BILL WILLINGHAM; ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM AND STEVE LEIALOHA; PAINTED COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores July 14. Fires rage as Snow White's makeshift Fable army shows its battle scars. But as lifeless bodies lie scattered in the streets, one witch's deadly battle begins far above the carnage. A storm is brewing, but what it leaves in its wake may be worse than lost loved ones... MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #28
    Fables (2002) 28
    Published Oct 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham, Art by Tony Akins and Jimmy Palmiotti, Cover by James Jean "War Stories," Part 1 of 2. It's Germany, 1944, and Bigby Wolf, a member of Dog Company, is sent to the hills to find a monster named after a certain doctor who's too tough to kill...because he's already dead. MATURE READERS On sale Aug 11 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #29
    Fables (2002) 29
    Published Nov 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by Tony Akins & Jimmy Palmiotti Cover by James Jean "War Stories," Part 2 of 2, featuring guest art by Tony Akins (MASKS: TOO HOT FOR TV) & Jimmy Palmiotti (CATWOMAN). A band of American infiltrators is behind enemy lines and in for the fight of their lives deep in World War II Germany as a mythical monster is pitted against Bigby Wolf. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #30
    Fables (2002) 30
    Published Dec 2004 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha Cover by James Jean. Part 1 of a new 4-part story, "The Year After." It's a family affair as Snow White goes into labor, and the magical nature of her pregnancy becomes an event that no one expected. The ever-proper Miss White is about to discover that having the Big Bad Wolf's baby is more than she'd ever bargained for...but the proud papa may be in the for the biggest surprise of all. Plus, the results of the election for Fabletown's new mayor are in...and the winner may surprise you! Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #31
    Fables (2002) 31
    Published Jan 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha. Cover by James Jean . During the long, chilly fall, Snow White's motherhood begins in earnest and her relationship with Bigby comes to a crossroads in a way that alters many lives. New jobs and apartments are handed off in Fabletown as Boy Blue makes a fateful decision. And a severed head spills its guts once more. On sale Nov 10 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US ? MATURE AUDIENCES Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #32
    Fables (2002) 32
    Published Feb 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    The Year After Part 3 of 4. Written by Bill Willingham Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha Cover by James Jean. It's going to be a long, dark winter for the denizens of Fabletown. Prince Charming discovers that keeping campaign promises is a lot harder than making them. Beauty and the Beast find that filling Snow and Bigby's shoes may be more than they can handle. A body is found under mysterious circumstances and an unexpected guest arrives at the Farm. On sale Dec 8 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US ? Mature Readers Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #33
    Fables (2002) 33
    Published Mar 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha Cover by James Jean The amazing conclusion to the 4-part "The Year After." A mysterious death at the Farm, like the ones that have been plaguing Fabletown, mars the first birthday of Snow's offspring. Is this silent killer another attack from the Adversary, or something even more terrifying? On sale Jan 12 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US ? Mature Readers Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #34
    Fables (2002) 34
    Published Apr 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by David Hahn Cover by James Jean Part 1 of the 2-part "Jack be Nimble," featuring guest art by David Hahn (BITE CLUB). Jack of the Tales has made his grand getaway to Hollywood, and if there was ever a place for such a trickster, it's Tinseltown. Jack starts his own production company and quickly learns that being ruthless is the best way to make money fast ? not to mention enemies. On sale Feb 9 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #35
    Fables (2002) 35
    Published May 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by David Hahn Cover by James Jean In Part 2 of "Jack Be Nimble," featuring guest art by David Hahn (BITE CLUB), Jack continues to ride the Hollywood high of his new slickster lifestyle, losing sight of the enemies he's made along the way. And the one thing you can count on in Tinseltown is that there's always someone waiting for you to fall ? and ready to stab you in the back on your way down. On sale March 9 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #36
    Fables (2002) 36
    Published Jun 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha Cover by James Jean. Don't miss the beginning of the engrossing 5-part story "Homelands." It's a typical day back in the world from which the inhabitants of Fabletown escaped, full of war and tyranny, not to mention taxes. But in the midst of all the conquering and the slaying comes a mysterious masked man on a quest to find the woman in red he believed was killed centuries ago. On sale April 13 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #37
    Fables (2002) 37
    Published Jul 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingam Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha Cover by James Jean Part 2 of a Boy Blue story, in which he continues his dark and dangerous quest to find his lost love through lands wrecked and ravaged by the Adversary's evil will. But Blue will stop at nothing to find his lost love, even when the enemies set before him grow increasingly more deadly. On sale May 11 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #38
    Fables (2002) 38
    Published Aug 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha Cover by James Jean In part 3 of the 5-part story "Return to the Homelands," after fighting his way from one world to another, Boy Blue reaches the Imperial City, the capital of the Adversary's vast empire, and confronts The Adversary. Can he possibly defeat The Adversary in single combat and rescue his lost love? On sale June 8 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #39
    Fables (2002) 39
    Published Sep 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by Lan Medina & Craig Hamilton Cover by James Jean. A special interlude issue featuring guest art by Lan Medina and Craig Hamilton. While Boy Blue is questing through the Homelands, Fabletown is having major issues of its own. Someone has been divulging war secrets and strategies to the enemy, and when the culprit is discovered, the consequences are shocking... On sale July 13 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #40
    Fables (2002) 40
    Published Oct 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha. Cover by James Jean. After three long years of teasing and misdirection, the Adversary is revealed in the fourth amazing chapter of the "Homelands" saga. Now the action picks up as we follow Boy Blue in his quest across the Homelands, learn how close he came to rescuing Red Riding Hood, and discover how the Adversary came to power. On sale August 10 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #41
    Fables (2002) 41
    Published Nov 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha Cover by James Jean. The final chapter of the 5-part "Homelands." Boy Blue continues his enforced history lesson at the hands of The Adversary, his captor, and is finally reunited with his lost love. But is Happily Ever After even possible after so many centuries apart? Will he spend the rest of his life in captivity, or, when things look darkest for our hero, is it possible he still has one last trick up his sleeve? On sale Sept 14 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #42
    Fables (2002) 42
    Published Dec 2005 by DC/Vertigo.

    Written by Bill Willingham Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha Cover by James Jean. In the first issue of the 4-part "Arabian Nights (and Days)," wayward foreigners have started showing up in Fabletown ? much to the dismay of the longtime residents. These new Fables are not European and are in danger of throwing the comfortably Eurocentric Fabletown into chaos. Once more, Prince Charming is in over his head and must call on the help of a Fable character not seen in these pages for far too long. On sale October 12 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.