Fables #157

DC Comics

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham

Inks by Steve Leialoha

Colors by Lee Lougheridge

Letters by Todd Klein

The Rundown: The children grow up and Greenjack gets an unexpected visitor.

Snow and Bigby work to find a way to free their daughter from the teacup world she is trapped in. With some unexpected help, they manage to succeed, but not without bringing someone else along for the ride. Years later, the kids are growing and discovering their own purposes as well as romance in the new world they call home. A prospect that could cause tension between Bigby and another powerful entity with their children in the center.

In the mundane world, Greenjack is visited in prison by Cindy who goes over her case and what happened that got her locked away. A story that will give Greenjack a chance to finally go home, At the same time, Snow delivers news that could change everything for the family again.

The Story: While the time jump is a little jarring, the story continues to be engaging and compelling. I think the jump serves to give the characters time to grow and evolve before facing the bigger threat looming in the series. I like the evolution of Cindy as well and look forward to seeing more of her in the future. What the story lacks in action, it makes up for in character and world building.

The Art: Buckingham delivers some beautifully detailed and visually engaging art throughout the issue. Both the art in the panels and the pages themselves draw the eye of the reader.

Fables #157



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