Fables Cover


The Deluxe Edition Book One

By Bill Willingham; Mark Buckingham (Illustrator); Lan Medina (Illustrator)

Vertigo, Hardcover, 9781401224271, 264pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2009

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile.
Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters created their own secret society-within an exclusive luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side-called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Bigby, Fabletown's sheriff, and a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the culprit is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.
This Deluxe Edition collects the first two trade paperbacks of the series, issues 1-10, and Bill Willingham's prose story from Vol. 1, as well as character sketches.
YALSA: 2004 annual recommended list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
.Willingham, Bill. "Animal Farm" (Fables series). DC Comics: Vertigo.
.Willingham, Bill. "Legends in Exile" (Fables series). DC Comics: Vertigo.
YALSA: 2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
.Willingham, Bill, Todd Klein, and others. "Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall." 2006. DC Comics/ Vertigo
As of 2008, Fables has won twelve Eisner Awards.
.Best New Series in 2003
.Best Serialized Story in 2003, 2005 and 2006 ("Legends In Exile, March of the Wooden Soldiers "and "Homelands")
.Best Anthology in 2007 ("Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall")
.Best Short Story in 2007 ("A Frog's Eye View, " by Bill Willingham and James Jean, in "Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall")
Hugo Award Nomination 2009:
."Fables: War and Pieces" was nominated for the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.

About the Author
Bill Willingham is the critically-acclaimed, award-winning creator of several iconic comic book series, including the bestselling Fables franchise. In 2003, its first year of publication, Fables won the prestigious Eisner award for Best New Series, and has gone on to win fourteen Eisners to date. Bill lives in the wild and frosty woods of Minnesota.

Mark Buckingham has been working in comics professionally for the past twenty two years, building a reputation for design, storytelling and a chameleon like diversity of art styles. Since 2002 Mark has been the regular artist on Fables, working with its writer and creator Bill Willingham, for which they have earned numerous comic industry awards.