Jack of Fables

Jack of Fables

1, The (nearly) Great Escape

Book - 2007
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"After earning a fortune in Hollywood by cashing in on his own legend, Little Jack Horner, a.k.a. Jack B. Nimble, a.k.a. Jack the Giant Killer, is now the most famous Fable alive. Sure, he's been stripped of his wealth and banished from Fabletown forever as a result, but Jack has always been a wanderer at heart, and the open road is like home to him. So it's a real shame when he's plucked off the pavement and unceremoniously tossed into a gulag filled with other renegade Fables. Within the walls of the Golden Boughs Retirement Home, however, Jack finds allies as well as enemies -- and once he learns the ultimate goals of his jailer, Mr. Revise, breaking out becomes more than just a point of pride"--Cover p. [4].
Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, c2007
ISBN: 1401212220 (pbk.)
9781401212223 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 WIL V.1
Characteristics: 118 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Nearly great escape

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Ubalstecha
Jun 25, 2011

Bill Willingham has decided to spin off one of the most popular (and interesting) characters from his Fables series. Picking up from where Jack (of the Beanstalk, Be Nimble, etc, fame) is exiled from Fablestown for the crime of telling the Fables story to the Mundies through movies, Willingham immediately plops the rogue into a new adventure.

Captured by the librarian Revise, Jack is confined to Golden Boughs, a compound of similar fated fables. Revise wants to neuter fables, to take away anything that makes gives them power. To do so, he locks them away. In Golden Boughs, Jack reunites with Goldilocks (who, in true Jack style, he immediately sleeps with). He also meets, Gary the Pathetic Fallacy, Paul Bunion and Blue, and others of the American Fable pantheon.

Quick moving, and full of the audacious actions of Jack, this volume is a quick and fun read.

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redwallflower
Sep 08, 2010

I'm reading Fables and really enjoying it and branched over into Jack of Fables right when the story splits (volume 6, I think?) I'm looking forward to reading both series simultaneously.

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serenarae
Aug 25, 2010

If you are reading Fables, you must read this series, too! There is a bit of story overlap that helps you understand certain things later on in both series. Plus, I love Babe the Blue Ox!

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