Werewolves of the Heartland

Werewolves of the Heartland

By Bill Willingham; Craig Hamilton (Illustrator); Jim Fern (Illustrator)

Vertigo, Hardcover, 9781401224790, 1pp.

Publication Date: November 20, 2012

Description
A #1 "New York Times" Best Seller
At long last The long-awaited original FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND graphic novel is here
Bigby Wolf embarks on a quest through the American Heartland to find a new location for Fabletown, a secret society of exiled fairy tale characters living among the "mundys." In his wanderings, Bigby stumbles across Story City, a small town that seems to be occupied solely by werewolves. Oddly enough, they seem to already know and revere Bigby, but at the same time they've captured and caged him.
FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND tells an epic tale that began well before Bigby Wolf set foot in the bucolic plains of the Midwest. It began long ago when he served in World War II and became mired in a Nazi experiment that would change nations. It's soon evident that murder in Story City is the least of their sins, and unraveling the town's many mysteries may cost Bigby, the seventh son of the North Wind, much more than his own life.
This new hardcover is a must-have for any longtime FABLES fan, as well as a great entry point for new readers.


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.

CRAIG HAMILTON is a sports commentator on ABC's weekly "Grandstand" program. He's been an Ambassador for Beyond Blue since 2005 and does many presentations around the country for them. Craig speaks regularly at conferences, including the Comcare National Conference twice, Community Forums, workplaces and schools. Workplace requests for Craig to talk are increasing as more information is sought about depression, anxiety and all the work/life balance issues that go with the busy pace of life today. Last year, Craig gave the Grace Groom Oration at the Canberra Press Club to commemorate the former CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia. WILL SWANTON has been a sports writer for a decade. He is the author of two previous books published by Allen + Unwin: "Some Day" and "Murder Ball".





Praise For Werewolves of the Heartland

"Clever, enjoyable.... Willingham clearly has an immense amount of fun playing with these characters and their histories, and the art is a perfect match: clear, fanciful and finely drawn. Fables is an excellent series in the tradition of Sandman, one that rewards careful attention and loyalty."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on FABLES

"[A] wonderfully twisted concept.... Features fairy tale characters banished to the nourish world of present-day New York."—WASHINGTON POST

"[A] spellbinding epic."—BOOKLIST

"Clever, enjoyable ... an excellent series in the tradition of SANDMAN, one that
rewards careful attention and loyalty."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"One of the best damn series ever written."—AIN'T IT COOL NEWS