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 normal citizens of modern day New York, these magical characters created their own secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Bigby, Fabletown's sheriff, and a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the culprit is Bluebeard, Rose's ex lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live in boyfriend and former beanstalk climber.
This Deluxe Edition collects the first two trade paperbacks of the series, issues 1 10, and Bill Willingham's prose story from Vol. 1, as well as character sketches.
YALSA: 2004 annual recommended list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Willingham, Bill. Animal Farm (Fables series). DC Comics: Vertigo.
Willingham, Bill. Legends in Exile (Fables series). DC Comics: Vertigo.
YALSA: 2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Willingham, Bill, Todd Klein, and others. Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall. 2006. DC Comics/ Vertigo
As of 2008, Fables has won twelve Eisner Awards.
Best New Series in 2003
Best Serialized Story in 2003, 2005 and 2006 (Legends In Exile, March of the Wooden Soldiers and Homelands)
Best Anthology in 2007 (Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall)
Best Short Story in 2007 (A Frog s Eye View, by Bill Willingham and James Jean, in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall)
Hugo Award Nomination 2009:
Fables: War and Pieces was nominated for the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story