Fables, Vol. 2 by Bill Willingham

Fables, Vol. 2

Ever since they were driven from their homelands by the Adversary, the non-human Fables have been living on the Farm—a vast property in upstate New York that keeps them hidden from the prying eyes of the mundane world. But now, after hundreds of years of isolation, the Farm is seething with revolution, fanned by the inflammatory rhetoric of Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs. And when Snow White and her sister Rose Red stumble upon their plan...

Details Fables, Vol. 2

TitleFables, Vol. 2
Release DateMar 10th, 2019
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Fiction, Fairy Tales, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Fables, Vol. 2

  • HFK
    It has been quite awhile since I read the first volume out of this massive series, but it did not really matter as the previous happenings were shortly recapped before continuing the telly tales, which again makes it possible to keep longer breaks between multiple volumes.It is clear that the world building in Fables is complicated, it is not happening over night, but relays on a slow and delicate creating that is often a trademark of any longer ...
  • Sh3lly (grumpybookgrrrl.com)
    The second volume is about a revolution on the Fable farm, started by the non-human looking fairy-tale characters. They are sick of being stuck on the farm and want to be free to live among the "mundys" (humans). We get to see The Three Little Pigs, characters from The Jungle Book, and Goldilocks - who is a villain and was raised by Papa and Mama Bear and has a weird relationship with Baby Bear.Snow White is sent to the farm to find out what is g...
  • J.G. Keely
    I'm trying to get through this series, but it isn't getting any better. The dialogue is so wooden, and everyone has the same personality and tells the same lame jokes. There's no character to these characters, and the art isn't helping. I'm getting the distinct impression that Willingham doesn't have a very good grip on his world and as such, there's no gradual reveal of details.The conflict in this arc is painted in broad strokes, dividing good ...
  • Calista
    This is Fables take on Animal Farm. Snow and Rose head up to the upstate farm to have some bonding time. When they get there they encounter a secret meeting taking place. Things are a little off and Weyland, the care taker, is no where to be seen. All the animals from stories are up here on the farm. The animals from the Jungle Book, nursery rhymes.Rose figures out what is happening. It's a nicely told tale and the giants are in this one as well....
  • Kaitlin
    I'm finally continuing with the Fables Series and I have to say I am very excited to be doing so! I have had the next couple since September and just never got around to them last year, but I knew I would enjoy them when i did and this was certainly one I did enjoy.Fables is a story following all sorts of fairytale, storybook and fable characters from all sorts of cultures and tales. We have a few major character so far including Snow White, Rose...
  • StoryTellerShannon
    THE SERIESWhat if fairy tale characters existed in our world? And what if they had ways of not revealing themselves to us per their magic? This popular series focuses on such a concept. It has the usual archetypes and characters taking some liberties but always trying to make things interesting. Note that the focus is typically upon European fairy tales with a smidgen from other regions.As of 2012 this series has won 14 Eisner Awards, most notabl...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    In this issue of Fables, Snow White and Rose Red take a trip upstate to the Animal Farm to check on the non-human-passing Fables. Upon arriving, they find that Weyland Smith has gone missing, and two of the pigs have taken over the farm in leading an uprising revolution to take back the Homelands.This volume was a lot more dramatic than the first, and I really enjoyed seeing the Farm and the less human Fables! As usual, the artwork is beautiful a...
  • Trish
    This second volume of Fables deals with the Farm that was already mentioned in the previous volume. The Farm is the place they keep all the fairy tale characters that cannot pass as humans (like the three pigs, all the animals from Jungle Book and so on). It's quite big, remote, protected by spells and not just a farm but has individual housing for every character there.Nevertheless, there are tensions since the Fables are not allowed to leave th...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    I will start this review with a confession. I've never read Animal Farm or Lord of the Flies, two literary classics that this volume of Animal Farm alludes to. However, even in my casual acquaintance with both books, I can see some parallels in the story.Animal Farm is more serious than Legends in Exile, the first volume. It deals with the question of the Fables who cannot blend into society like their more human counterparts. Snow White takes he...
  • Jonnie
    Ah! I have an intense, borderline creepy love for this series *heavy breathing* …Animal Farm is one solid story arc in the Fables series (issues 6-11) and if you've read Animal Farm by George Orwell, it will come as no surprise to know that this particular arc is about a revolt at the Farm: a property in upstate New York where non-human fables live, and ones who can't afford a glamour to disguise themselves as human beings are sent. Contrary to...
  • Celise
    It says "For Mature Readers" on the back cover but I definitely want to emphasize that. This may be about the fable characters we loved as children (and adults, who am I kidding), but some of them are downright violent and cruel creatures in this. There were executions performed by Jack Ketch (which I thought was cool in a really disturbing way), who was an executioner back in the 1600s famous for botching his work. So picture that in coloured il...
  • Ronyell
    Animal Farm… In comic form! Brief Introduction: After reading the first volume in Bill Willingham’s popular “Fables” series, I was a bit interested in reading the second volume of this series, hoping to find out more about the Adversary who took the Fables’ land from them. But in “Fables: Animal Farm,” we are actually introduced to a revolution on the Animal Farm where Fable characters who are not human or cannot maintain a human ...
  • Daniel
    A golden cage is still a cage. Freedom is always a goal for witch we are ready to do anything. And i like the idea that the fables are half immortal with the level of the masses awareness determining who can survive and who will die. Nice touch.
  • Jonathan Terrington
    Fables has to be one of the most inventive ideas to have been created in terms of comics and graphic novels in recent years. Thanks to the recommendations of university friends reading the series on my trip to the States I picked up the second book (who begins at the beginning these days?) and thoroughly enjoyed the concept. So of course I have to go through and read the rest now that I enjoyed this first foray into the graphic novels. The real p...
  • James DeSantis
    Fable town isn't all that it seems. This time we head to the Farm where the unhuman type Fables reside. Oh shit, who's ready for some Animal Farm type shit? This volume really focuses on Snow white and Red Rose. They go to the farm to check up on all the other fables. However, things aren't what they seem. Soon after we are shown a lot of the animals are building a army to go back and fight the adversary. However, anyone who gets in their way, wi...
  • Stephen
    2.0 to 2.5 stars. I feel pretty much the same way about this installment as I did about Volume 1 of this series. I really like the concept (characters from fables "outside of their stories" and in modern times) but the story itself is just not very interesting and the execution not very compelling. For example, I liked the concept of the character of Goldilocks as a radical revolutionary (and married to the grown up Baby Bear) but after her intro...
  • توفيق عبد الرحيم
    its beautifulthere is nothing much to discuss in the review reallythere is only tons of spectacular story telling to enjoybut it looks like our fables are godlythey get their energy from people who believe in them just like gods in every pantheon of gods
  • Cheese
    This was much better than the first one. I suppose the first one was a bit slow because they had to introduce the story world and many different characters.This volume set the action going. Snow White takes her sister rose red into fable town, the country outskirts where all the "non-human fables" live, i.e. The three little pigs, the three bears etc. as part of her community service punishment. However, when they get there they discover a revolu...
  • Sam Quixote
    Snow White, the Deputy Mayor of Fabletown, and her wayward sister Rose Red venture out of the city and into the country to visit the Farm. This is where all of the Fable creatures who don’t look humanoid – the various talking animals, three giants and a dragon – are kept and whose presence is masked through enchantments. However this means they’re unable to leave the land without being seen by the mundys (slang for humans – as in “mun...
  • RJ
    Since all of my friends seemed to love this, I think it's possible I'm having trouble doing the whole separating the artist from the art thing after hearing an interview with Bill Willingham that left me with a bad impression. But it could also be that his themes were just more novel and exciting when this came out, and now that "fairytales in the real world" is so worn, the flaws are too clear.I really didn't like this! The clunky dialogue that ...
  • Misty
    I had to push myself through this, to be honest. I want to continue with the story/world, but I could have done without this volume, I think. I said in the last one that my tolerance for unlikable, horrible characters is at an all-time low, and that's basically all this volume was. I get the allusions to Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies, and all that, and I even get why this was an aspect of the Fables that needed to be explored, but I just felt...
  • Patrick
    This next volume to Fables was interesting to say the least. I liked the new characters. I think it’s cool reading about them in the original fairytales but then to see them differently in another’s work makes it even more fun and engaging. I was cracking up when I saw Rabbit holding an AK-47. The image of rabbits and chickens holding guns bigger than they are for the revolution was pretty entertaining. The only thing that doesn’t make sens...
  • Sud666
    Fables: Animal Farm is the second volume of the acclaimed Fables series. In a play on words the second Fable community of the Farm descends into the idiocy of communist revolution in order to cause the invasion of their original home. Not all the residents of the Farm are involved, but with communist-revolutionary idiot Goldilocks leading the group that consists of the Three Pigs and other notable famous animals they take over the farm. But Snow ...
  • Cathy
    This was a very weak 3 star rating for me. I liked the first book (a compilation of the first four comics) a lot. I thought that the fables that were introduced showed a lot of depth to their characters and an appealing edginess. The story was engaging, and even if the mystery wasn't much in the end, it did keep me curious throughout. But this book was really very different. None of the new characters showed any depth to their characters, they we...
  • [Name Redacted]
    Wherein we are introduced to the "Other" Fable community, learn the real reason for the falling out between Snow White & Rose Red, witness a violent upheaval, discover that Goldilocks is a Socialist furry-fancier, and I am made desperately homesick for Upstate New York! With the key elements of the series' mythology established in the first volume, this volume is a marked improvement. The pacing is brisk, the dialogue contains little in the way o...
  • seak
    This was better than the first with better hints of things to come. Even though I'm sure it will be good after all these hints come to light, I don't know if I can hold out that long. Pigs and farm animals are just not the coolest of action heroes, although Shere Khan and Baghera were pretty awesome.
  • Afro Madonna
    And they lived happily ever after. Or not!!!! Goodness I liked this volume wayy better than the previous.Dying to know what other crazy shenanigans the creatures of fabletown will come up with next. This volume had a very nice blend.
  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
    I really liked this second volume of Fables alot.I'm still waiting for Snow White and Bigby to hook up.Suprised that didn't happen.That Pinocchio character sure cracks me up.
  • Bec
    3.75 stars.
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    This one was still cool but it wasn't my favorite storyline ever. I'm still pumped about reading this series though.