Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Posted by Jon Stone
The last volume of Fables left the characters facing their grimmest predicament yet, so writer Bill Willingham really couldn’t have chosen a worse time to insert a jaunty cross-over romp with spin-off series Jack of Fables. Even on its own merits, it’s a damp squib - the antagonist is essentially God (manifested as an author), determined to end the Universe with a stroke of his pen but stricken with writers’ block. His agents - all personifications of genres of fiction - are fairly irritating, especially ‘Literature’ (who should really have been called ‘Bad LitCrit’). Bizarrely, each gets their head chewed off.