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Nutshell Review: Jack of Fables Vol. 3: The Bad Prince by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges

>> Friday, August 29, 2014


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Jack of FablesVol. 3: The Bad Prince by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges

Jack of FablesVol. 3: The Bad Prince by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges

Genre: Fantasy, Graphic Novel
Series: #3 in the Jack of Fables series
Publisher: Vertigo
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 126
Source: Library


The Book:
This volume 3 is a compilation of issues 12-16 of the comic series.

From the back cover:
A Royal Pain

Having made - and lost - yet another fortune before once again escaping from his relentless pursuers, it's time for the most celebrated of Fables (in his own mind, at least) to pause and take a moment for some earnest reflection on the wisdom of his actions. Or it would be, if Jack had any acquaintance with the notion of self-doubt. As it is, he's just looking forward to tracking down both a drink and his next chance at getting rich quick.

Naturally, that means that he's about due to fall into the Grand Canyon, meet his double and get a sword stuck through his chest. Or something along those lines. That's the trouble with being the Jack of the Tales - life just keeps getting more and more INTERESTING!

My Thoughts:
While Jack is not my favorite Fables character and I don't feel that this spin-off series is up to the level of the main Fables storyline I'm still reading it because it does link back together eventually.

That said, I actually enjoyed this installment of the series because Jack has a lot of things happen to him that rock his overly inflated ego quite a bit. That made me happy.

There were some very interesting developments in revealing some things about Jack's backstory. The fact that some of this came as a surprise to Jack made me laugh.

In addition intriguing tidbits were revealed about the Mr. Revise and his team who are chasing Jack.

While there is not a lot of action in this volume (Much of it is simply characters talking to each other) it goes a long way in developing characters and plot elements that should take this story deeper into the overall Fables world.

Jack will likely remain clueless about the whole thing.

The final section is a Halloween story about how Jack became Jack o'Lantern and was a lot of fun.


3 stars Rating 3/5

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