Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham
Inks by Steve Leialoha
Colors by Lee Lougheridge
Letters by Todd Klein
The Rundown: Geppetto gets an unexpected visitor as a once dead Fable gets a new lease on life.
In the aftermath of the destruction of their home, one of the dead fables has been taken to the city morgue. Unfortunately, she’s not as dead as some people think and the charm that restores her requires the help of a mundy to be removed from her healing body. At the same time, the new Jack in the Green makes her presence known with her predecessor and the two come to a tenuous understanding.
While Bigby and family continue to try to make a life for themselves in a new world, Geppetto gets a visit from someone of immense power. Someone powerful enough to be the one pulling the puppeteer’s strings all these years. Someone who does not like failure and delivers quick punishment.
The Story: Willingham delivers an entertaining and intriguing story in this issue. The characters and conflicts are compelling and the mystery is unfolding in ways that keep me engaged as a reader. Each part of the story brilliantly transitions into the other creating a wonderful and rich world of character and conflict.
The Art: Buckingham delivers some beautifully detailed art on every page. There are some brilliantly evocative moments that are a feast for the eyes.