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Okay, so George gave me my second assignment for losing that football wager. The next book I must read and review will be Bill Willingham's Peter & Max: A Fables Novel. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Here's the blurb:

Set in the imaginative realm of the award-winning comic book series FABLES, PETER and MAX is a stand-alone prose novel – the first ever published starring FABLES characters!

Long ago, in the deepest dark of The Black Forest, two brothers – Peter Piper and his older brother Max - encountered ominous forces that changed them both irreparably. Thus begins an epic tale of sibling rivalry, magic, music and revenge that spans medieval times to the present day, when their deadly conflict surfaces in the placid calm of modern day Fabletown.

PETER and MAX: A FABLES NOVEL features the deft prose of award-winning comic book writer Bill Willingham and lush ink spot illustrations from FABLES artist Steve Leialoha. The novel also reveals secrets of some of the regular FABLES series cast members including Bigby Wolf, Frau Totenkinder and Bo Peep. Included as well is an 8-page bonus sequential comic story by Willingham and Leialoha that serves as a bridge to the FABLES graphic novel collections.

You can download a preview here.

You can expect my review to go up at some point next month. . .

5 commentaires:

Ran said...

Very interesting. I was just reading the preview earlier today. Did George mention why he was suggesting it? I've followed Fables since the comic series started, and I'm curious to see how Willingham manages in prose.

Personally, the series seems to be increasingly running up against Willingham's less interesting quirks, and it's lacking the freshness that it used to have. Perhaps the change of medium will do him good.

Dave said...

Never heard of fables comics before it sounds kinda cool though

Anonymous said...

Never heard of Fables!?!?!



RobB said...

Fables is consistently the best (or one of the 3 or 4) best monthly comics on the shelves today.

Jayf said...

I've read the new Fables novel tie-in, and really enjoyed it. It works just fine as a fairy tale fantasy novel, but if you're a Fables fan - it really is awesome. Check it out!