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Fables Volume 2 Animal Farm Fables #2

Lution fanned by the inflammatory rhetoric of Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs And when Snow White and her sister Rose Red stumble upon their plan to liberate the Homelands the commissars of the Farm are ready to silence them by any means necessaryCollecting the second story arc of creat THE SERIESWhat if fairy tale characters existed in our world? And what if they had ways of not revealing themselves to us per their magic? This popular series focuses on such a concept It has the usual archetypes and characters taking some liberties but always trying to make things interesting Note that the focus is typically upon European fairy tales with a smidgen from other regionsAs of 2012 this series has won 14 Eisner Awards most notably Best Writer Best Short Story and Best Series There was talk of turning this into a TV series but instead ABC decided to go with “Once Upon A Time” Bad moveTelltale Games announced the making of a video game in February 2011Recommended for mature readersBOOK TWOAs part of her punishment Rose Red the bad sister of Snow White has been sent up the The Farm with Snow White The Farm is where all the Fables who cannot pull off looking human are residing Truth is that some of them feel like second class citizens and are taking extreme measures to change things What ensues is a full fledged rebellion and they're serious as they have stocked up with modern weaponry which forces the inhabitants of the Farm to take sidesDuring this period Rose Red and Snow White work out some of their sibling differencesAppearances by a number of fairy tales My favorites not mentioned above were Shere Khan Reynard the Three Little Pigs Goldilocks totally different as you would imagine Weyland Smith and Chicken LittleThis covers issues 6 10 of the trade paperbacks Written by Bill Willingham and artwork by Mark BuckinghamIt arguably was intended to link itself with “Animal Farm” “Some animals are eual than others”ARTWORK PRESENTATION B to B plus; CHARACTERSDIALOGUE B plus to A minus; STORYPLOTTING B to B plus; FABLE FOCUSES B plus; WHEN READ 2010 reviewed early October 2012 after a reread; OVERALL GRADE B plusview spoiler SPOILERS the showdown between Shere Khan and Snow White was fun a la cat and mouse and then rat a tat tat with the special gun on a helmetNice take on Goldilocks sleeping with the youngest of the bears and having turned into a revolutionary terrorist hot wench I like the way Jack treated her in the Jack Fables series He had the right ideas in not trusting her Well that was a different story so I'm digressing HehNice idea that Fables are almost impossible to kill until humans called Mundies in this series forget about them hide spoiler

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Ever since they were driven from their homelands by the Adversary the non human Fables have been living on the Farm a vast property in upstate New York that keeps them hidden from the prying eyes of the mundane world But now after hundreds of years of isolation the Farm is seething with revo This is Fables take on Animal Farm Snow and Rose head up to the upstate farm to have some bonding time When they get there they encounter a secret meeting taking place Things are a little off and Weyland the care taker is no where to be seen All the animals from stories are up here on the farm The animals from the Jungle Book nursery rhymesRose figures out what is happening It's a nicely told tale and the giants are in this one as well There are lots of moments of whose side is this character really on? Goldilocks is living at the farm and she is one of the ring leadersI enjoyed the art and the story There are many issues forward and I am into reading the next few for certain

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Or and writer Bill Willingham's acclaimed series Fables Animal Farm features the stunning artwork of penciller Mark Buckingham and inker Steve Leialoha and includes a special sketchbook section of preliminary artwork from Willingham Buckingham and cover artist James JeanCollecting Fables 6 1 Ah I have an intense borderline creepy love for this series heavy breathing Animal Farm is one solid story arc in the Fables series issues 6 11 and if you've read Animal Farm by George Orwell it will come as no surprise to know that this particular arc is about a revolt at the Farm a property in upstate New York where non human fables live and ones who can't afford a glamour to disguise themselves as human beings are sent Contrary to the light fluffy fairytales we are read as children Bill Willingham's take on our favourite fables are dark gritty and fascinating Heroes Villains Villains Heroes and everything else inbetween Bluebeard notwithstanding seriously that guy is a total jackass Fables is a comic book series that deals with various characters from fairytales and folklore After being forced out of the Homelands by the Adversary they travel to our world and establish a secret community in New York known as Fabletown If Fables aren't able to blend into the mundy world ie trolls giants little people etc they get sent to the Farm Animal Farm is eual parts hopeful and terrifying I am SO glad I purchased it as a whole and not as individual issues because I swear some of the endings had me audibly gasping flopping on the bed frothing from the mouthyou knownormal reactions What I liked the most was those a ha moments when I realized who the character was which story they belonged to and how they differed from their storybook personas I'm a Grimms lover through and through so I found this darker take on fairytales particularly fascinating Yeah Prince Charming is a douchebag and Boy Blue brings out a slightly perverted version of myself I'd rather not admit to but the premise of this entire series is so brilliant it scares me This series deserves to be read through until the end


About the Author: Bill Willingham

In the late s to early 2 Animal PDF Ç s he drew fantasy ink pictures for the Dungeons Dragons Basic and Expert game rulebooks He first gained attention for his s comic book series Elementals published by Comico which he both wrote and drew However for reasons unknown the series had trouble maintaining an original schedule and Willingham's position in the industry remained spotty for many year.



10 thoughts on “Fables Volume 2 Animal Farm Fables #2

  1. says:

    I'm trying to get through this series but it isn't getting any better The dialogue is so wooden and everyone has the same personality and tells the same lame jokes There's no character to these characters and the art isn't helping I'm getting the distinct impression that Willingham doesn't have a very good grip on his world and as such there's no gradual reveal of detailsThe conflict in this arc is painted in broad strokes dividing good guys and bad guys cleanly but Willingham never really sells any of it to us And that's his problem in general he's giving us archetypes and conflicts but doesn't do anything with them It's a basic story written without elegance There are no surprises or insights herePick an X Comic at random off the shelf and you'll probably get vivid characters and engaging dialogue than we're getting here This is Syfy made for TV uality here but without the relief of flashy action gratuitous sex and so bad it's fun CG monstersThis one does have action than the first arc but still less action than the average Fairy Tale Those issues showed that Willingham was perfectly capable of name checking fairy tales without seeming to know anything about them In this arc he does the same thing with Animal FarmIt reminds me of reading Millar The guy seems to recognize that as an author he's meant to kind of smoosh different ideas together and have a conflict and some attractive people doing stuff in the forefront but beyond that it's a wash I'm not getting a vision or a philosophy or even an original voice on the other side just an inexpert rehash of what they think writers are supposed to doIt just makes me think of all the great series that have been canceled all the great writers who are out there struggling and yet this gets a hundred issues? I know popular tastes are never a sign of uality but most at least deliver a thrill if only a cheap one I don't get the success here at all I guess I'll keep going and see if I can find some redemption but there isn't any piece of characterization plot or writing that isn't put to shame by any other Vertigo titleMaybe this a Rob Liefeld thing Everyone on the internet makes fun of Rob for his laughable anatomy ripoff characters and endless iterations of 'base attack' plots but I've heard that Rob is a perfectly nice guy and gets work done on time Maybe Willingham's success is just a case of an upbeat attitude and meeting a schedule?I'm reminded of straight A students who didn't seem to have an original thought in their heads but nevertheless did all their work and turned it in on time I guess I always imagined them toiling happily in middle management not making a go in a creative fieldIt's not even that it's insulting or stupid like most one star books it's just unremarkable It never even musters enough energy to be inadvertently funny The art is varied with the switch in penciller but Buckingham seems to be dulling down his style to better match with the series which is a shameMaybe Willingham will get his feet under him as things go along I sure hope so because otherwise I'm just banging my head against a wall for no reason My Suggested Reading In Comics


  2. says:

    The second volume is about a revolution on the Fable farm started by the non human looking fairy tale characters They are sick of being stuck on the farm and want to be free to live among the mundys humans We get to see The Three Little Pigs characters from The Jungle Book and Goldilocks who is a villain and was raised by Papa and Mama Bear and has a weird relationship with Baby BearSnow White is sent to the farm to find out what is going on when the administrator goes missing She takes Rose Red with herI liked this one maybe even better than volume one Snow White was much likable and wasn't a damsel in distress Rose Red is infuriating and such a brat I hope now that she has something to do she will grow up and stop being bitter Even though she does actually help she was still really annoying PI enjoyed the illustrations there was humor it's a bit twisted pretty much everything I like in a graphic novel Definitely continuing the series


  3. says:

    This is Fables take on Animal Farm Snow and Rose head up to the upstate farm to have some bonding time When they get there they encounter a secret meeting taking place Things are a little off and Weyland the care taker is no where to be seen All the animals from stories are up here on the farm The animals from the Jungle Book nursery rhymesRose figures out what is happening It's a nicely told tale and the giants are in this one as well There are lots of moments of whose side is this character really on? Goldilocks is living at the farm and she is one of the ring leadersI enjoyed the art and the story There are many issues forward and I am into reading the next few for certain


  4. says:

    I'm finally continuing with the Fables Series and I have to say I am very excited to be doing so I have had the next couple since September and just never got around to them last year but I knew I would enjoy them when i did and this was certainly one I did enjoyFables is a story following all sorts of fairytale storybook and fable characters from all sorts of cultures and tales We have a few major character so far including Snow White Rose Red and Bigby the Wolf but there's a lot of different cameo moments from all sorts of characters This story mostly focused on a play on the Animal Farm idea hence the title by Orwell and although I haven't actually read Animal Farm myself I definitely got the references and felt it was an exciting adaptationThe artwork of this series isn't my favourite at times but it works well enough to communicate the story and get the drama and intensity across and that's certainly important in this issue where there are some pretty dramatic momentsOn the whole definitely a great read which didn't take me long and which I really enjoyed so I will soon be continuing on with the series 4s overall


  5. says:

    THE SERIESWhat if fairy tale characters existed in our world? And what if they had ways of not revealing themselves to us per their magic? This popular series focuses on such a concept It has the usual archetypes and characters taking some liberties but always trying to make things interesting Note that the focus is typically upon European fairy tales with a smidgen from other regionsAs of 2012 this series has won 14 Eisner Awards most notably Best Writer Best Short Story and Best Series There was talk of turning this into a TV series but instead ABC decided to go with “Once Upon A Time” Bad moveTelltale Games announced the making of a video game in February 2011Recommended for mature readersBOOK TWOAs part of her punishment Rose Red the bad sister of Snow White has been sent up the The Farm with Snow White The Farm is where all the Fables who cannot pull off looking human are residing Truth is that some of them feel like second class citizens and are taking extreme measures to change things What ensues is a full fledged rebellion and they're serious as they have stocked up with modern weaponry which forces the inhabitants of the Farm to take sidesDuring this period Rose Red and Snow White work out some of their sibling differencesAppearances by a number of fairy tales My favorites not mentioned above were Shere Khan Reynard the Three Little Pigs Goldilocks totally different as you would imagine Weyland Smith and Chicken LittleThis covers issues 6 10 of the trade paperbacks Written by Bill Willingham and artwork by Mark BuckinghamIt arguably was intended to link itself with “Animal Farm” “Some animals are eual than others”ARTWORK PRESENTATION B to B plus; CHARACTERSDIALOGUE B plus to A minus; STORYPLOTTING B to B plus; FABLE FOCUSES B plus; WHEN READ 2010 reviewed early October 2012 after a reread; OVERALL GRADE B plusview spoiler SPOILERS the showdown between Shere Khan and Snow White was fun a la cat and mouse and then rat a tat tat with the special gun on a helmetNice take on Goldilocks sleeping with the youngest of the bears and having turned into a revolutionary terrorist hot wench I like the way Jack treated her in the Jack Fables series He had the right ideas in not trusting her Well that was a different story so I'm digressing HehNice idea that Fables are almost impossible to kill until humans called Mundies in this series forget about them hide spoiler


  6. says:

    In this issue of Fables Snow White and Rose Red take a trip upstate to the Animal Farm to check on the non human passing Fables Upon arriving they find that Weyland Smith has gone missing and two of the pigs have taken over the farm in leading an uprising revolution to take back the HomelandsThis volume was a lot dramatic than the first and I really enjoyed seeing the Farm and the less human Fables As usual the artwork is beautiful and the plot was fully fleshed out within the confines of this one issue which is a method I love in a graphic novelcomic book series


  7. says:

    I will start this review with a confession I've never read Animal Farm or Lord of the Flies two literary classics that this volume of Animal Farm alludes to However even in my casual acuaintance with both books I can see some parallels in the storyAnimal Farm is serious than Legends in Exile the first volume It deals with the uestion of the Fables who cannot blend into society like their human counterparts Snow White takes her sister Rose Red up to the farm to do her twice yearly visit to find that it is in upheaval A very grisly murder has taken place and it was done to send a deliberate message Many of the inhabitants of the Farm are ready to rebel and take back their rightful place in Fable society eventually to go back to their Lands and overthrow the Adversary Snow White's life is in great danger and Rose Red is forced to choose between familial loyalty and self interest Will some of the Farm's fables stay on Snow's side or will they all heed the call of revolution?This novel tackles heavy subjects but there is still some good humor most of it on the wry side Some well known figures from the fairy tales come out as uite vicious and heinous in thought and deed Some act true to form if you have read their origin books I was uite surprised at the fate of some fairy tale characters that I never would have thought to meet such an end Willingham reminds us that while he writes about fairy tales this is very adult subject matter although arguably the fairy tales have always included darker themes and content Snow White has to wise up and get a game plan pretty fast and fortunately she does turn out to have strong alliesI have to say that I am pretty impressed with this graphic novel series Yeah I know I'm halfway there when it comes to most fairy tale adaptations But I don't like all of them just the good ones And this is very well done While Snow White is a flawed character as well she should be I really like and admire her She understands duty and has integrity She's an independent woman with a snarky mouth but also a kind heart Rose Red is growing on me although the girl has some issues Bigby Wolf doesn't have as big a part in this one but I'm glad he showed up I give a shoutout to Reynard Fox for being a very unlikely hero I won't say in fear of 'spoilers' a side joke to River Song fans but I am mourning a character for their sad demise as wellDifferent from the first volume but just as good Some dark imagery and disturbing content but still in a strange way cheerful and diverting So 4550 stars


  8. says:

    Ah I have an intense borderline creepy love for this series heavy breathing Animal Farm is one solid story arc in the Fables series issues 6 11 and if you've read Animal Farm by George Orwell it will come as no surprise to know that this particular arc is about a revolt at the Farm a property in upstate New York where non human fables live and ones who can't afford a glamour to disguise themselves as human beings are sent Contrary to the light fluffy fairytales we are read as children Bill Willingham's take on our favourite fables are dark gritty and fascinating Heroes Villains Villains Heroes and everything else inbetween Bluebeard notwithstanding seriously that guy is a total jackass Fables is a comic book series that deals with various characters from fairytales and folklore After being forced out of the Homelands by the Adversary they travel to our world and establish a secret community in New York known as Fabletown If Fables aren't able to blend into the mundy world ie trolls giants little people etc they get sent to the Farm Animal Farm is eual parts hopeful and terrifying I am SO glad I purchased it as a whole and not as individual issues because I swear some of the endings had me audibly gasping flopping on the bed frothing from the mouthyou knownormal reactions What I liked the most was those a ha moments when I realized who the character was which story they belonged to and how they differed from their storybook personas I'm a Grimms lover through and through so I found this darker take on fairytales particularly fascinating Yeah Prince Charming is a douchebag and Boy Blue brings out a slightly perverted version of myself I'd rather not admit to but the premise of this entire series is so brilliant it scares me This series deserves to be read through until the end


  9. says:

    It says For Mature Readers on the back cover but I definitely want to emphasize that This may be about the fable characters we loved as children and adults who am I kidding but some of them are downright violent and cruel creatures in this There were executions performed by Jack Ketch which I thought was cool in a really disturbing way who was an executioner back in the 1600s famous for botching his work So picture that in coloured illustrations as he beheads animalsAs caught off guard as I was by the unexpected gore I loved this volume I especially liked that characters from The Jungle Book were featured Great opportunity for some amazing artwork of Shere Khan and Bagheera Reynard the fox was also a highlightRose Red bothers me I just have to say that I'm definitely on Snow's side


  10. says:

    Animal Farm In comic form Brief Introduction After reading the first volume in Bill Willingham’s popular “Fables” series I was a bit interested in reading the second volume of this series hoping to find out about the Adversary who took the Fables’ land from them But in “Fables Animal Farm” we are actually introduced to a revolution on the Animal Farm where Fable characters who are not human or cannot maintain a human form reside “Fables Animal Farm” is a great follow up to the first volume that will have you wanting to find out what happens next What is the story? Ever since the Fables were forced out of their homeland by an evil being called the Adversary the Fables who were non humans were forced to live on the Farm so that way they would not be under the suspicious eyes of the mundane world Unfortunately a revolution seems to take place on the farm as the non human fables decided to take back their land from the Adversary and then try to rule both Fabletown in New York and the Farm itself and it is up to Snow White to stop this crazy revolution before it is too late What I loved about this comic Bill Willingham’s writing If you have seen the title of this volume entitled “Fables Animal Farm” then you will definitely know that this story is pretty much similar to George Orwell’s classic novel “Animal Farm” To be honest I never would have thought that Bill Willingham would include a novel that is a satire on the Russian Revolution into his “Fables” series which mainly includes fairy tale and folktale characters but I will admit that I was really impressed with the direction he took this story I loved the way that Bill Willingham included famous animal characters from fairy tales and folktales such as Shere Khan from “The Jungle Book” Brer Rabbit Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Three Little Pigs and wove them into a sort of satirical tale that is based on the animals of the farm forming a revolution against the people who rule over the Fables It was also interesting seeing how Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs were leading the revolution which put an insane spin on our favorite fairy tale characters Bill Willingham did a great job at portraying the relationship between Rose Red and Snow White and it was uite shocking seeing how Rose Red treated Snow White although Snow White tried to make amends on their relationship and once it is revealed about why Rose Red hated Snow White so much you cannot help but feel a little sorry for her throughout the two volumes of the “Fables” seriesThe artwork Mark Buckingham’s artwork is truly brilliant to look at as the characters look truly realistic and I love the facial expressions on the characters especially whenever Snow White is upset you can actually see the tears and the frightened expressions on her face which made me truly feel for her throughout this book I also loved Daniel Vozzo’s coloring on the artwork as the artwork has dark coloring that truly reflects the dark atmosphere of this story What made me feel uncomfortable about this book Now I did have a couple of issues with this volume that mainly revolves around the plot of this volume Now I understand that this story is about the animals and the non human characters having a revolution on the Farm because they felt they were being treated unfairly compared to the fables who live in the city but I felt that this story just came out of nowhere since it was never mentioned in the first volume about there being problems on the Farm Also I felt that there was not enough focus on Snow White and Rose Red’s relationship since the bulk of the volume was focused on the non human fables fighting against the fables from the city and I wanted to see from Snow White and Rose Red’s relationship throughout this ordeal Also the ending felt like it lost some steam after the first half of the volume was pretty exciting with the revolution going on and then suddenly the story starts to slow down towards the end A bit of a warning This volume is definitely violent than the first volume as there is a lot of gore and violence regarding the revolution Anyone who is not a fan of violence in graphic novels might want to skim over the violent scenes in this volume Final Thoughts Overall despite my gripes with this volume and the fact that this volume and the volume before it has not answered my uestion WHO IS THE ADVERSARY? “Fables Animal Farm” was a great read and I am still excited to see what will become of the fables after the ordeal in this volumeReview is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog


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