Fables, Vol. 4 by Bill Willingham

Fables, Vol. 4

Bill Willingham's runaway hit series continues its success in this fourth trade paperback, featuring the rise of a new threat to Fabletown.When Little Red Riding Hood suddenly walks through the gate between this world and the lost Fable Homelands, she's welcomed as a miraculous survivor by nearly everyone - everyone except her old nemesis, Bigby Wolf, who smells spying and subversion more than survival. But will he be able to prove his case befor...

Details Fables, Vol. 4

TitleFables, Vol. 4
Release DateNov 30th, 2004
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Fiction, Fairy Tales, Graphic Novels Comics, Folk Tales, Fables, Urban Fantasy, Comic Book, Adult

Reviews Fables, Vol. 4

  • Kaitlin
    This volume of fables is by far the ongest one yet and consists of 8 issues (and a bonus one at the beginning). It's really a turning point for the series as we get to meet a few more characters, lose some familiar names and learn a lot more about the age-old adversary of the Fables. The first issue within this was very battle heavy yet it did teach a lot more about the history of the Fables, the next few issues were all an interlinked story abou...
  • Calista
    Great issues. It had multiple woodies. ha. Well, the Adversary has found the citizens living in their new world and he is sending people in to collect them. There is an epic battle of witches not seen since Glinda and the Wicked witch of the west or Merlin and mad madame Mim. Battle of the crypt keepers.Bigby saves the day, snow is very pregnant and the race for mayor is really heating up. Charming is putting his charm on high, set for stun. A lo...
  • Tim
    Maybe my favorite volume.(concerning the march of the wooden soldiers towards Fabletown)Mother: Tom, look at THIS!Son: Is it a parade?Mother: I don't think so. Maybe a demonstration?Father: No, they're all too WHITE to be Black pride, or Latino pride, or Asian pride.Mother: They're all well-dressed. Could they be gay pride?Father: I doubt it. Their suits are way too conservative.Son: And they have all those guns.Father: Oh my God! You're right! I...
  • Joy
    "Make sure their heads are removed, no matter how dead they seem."In my opinion, this is the best volume of Fables so far. Lots of fast plot and action with a not too overwhelming amount of romance and drama. Loved it! 4.75
  • Jonathan Terrington
    The ever addictive graphic novel series of Fables is one of the smartest and most fun graphic series I've read in a long time. The one issue is that it's not always structured or coherent fun (at least not yet). That said due to the continuing strength of the fractured fairytale series I fully recommend these novels to fans of fairytales, graphic novels/comics and television shows like 'Grimm' or 'Once Upon a Time'.In a way, Fables is structured ...
  • James DeSantis
    Fables volume 4 is probably the longest chapter so far, but easily the best of the bunch. So what happens when Little Red Riding Hood comes strolling into fabletown. I thought she was dead? Least Boy Blue told the story of the fight of his life with his solider buddies before the Advisory and all his minions came to fuck shit up and force the fables to retreat into our world. However, not all is what it seems. Bigby right away knows something is ...
  • Maria
    this was pretty good, but one question remains: WHAT. HAPPENED. TO. THE ART? I can barely recognize some of the MAIN characters anymore. WHY DOES EVERYONE LOOK SO UGLY? I don’t understand.
  • Jonnie
    I made frands with the comic book store owner. We connected over a deep mutual hatred for Prince Charming and double layer chocolate cake.Also, I love this series.
  • Wing Kee
    This is when the bomb drops and this series becomes one of my favorites of all time.World: The art is Buckingham, and it's gorgeous. One of the best things about his art are the characters, they are the core of the series and Buckingham gives them so much life and personality that this book would be nothing without his art. The splash pages this time around with the invasion was pretty fantastic and detailed. The world building here is brilliant....
  • Rizwan
    দয বযাটল অফ দয ফেবলটাউন! সনো হোয়াইটের কষুরধার বুদধিমততায় দুরধরষ যুদধপরিচালনার পারদরশিতা!! ফেবলদের বীরতব, ফেবলদের আতমতযাগ!! বিগবি উলফের শেষ সময়ের অতিকাঙখিত উপসথিতি আর সেভ...
  • Ferdy
    3.5 starsReally enjoyed the addition of the wooden soldier army, loved how they talked and acted, they were hilarious. The battle at the end was pretty great as well. The artwork was a bit of a hit and miss though, some characters were drawn rather weirdly at times, either their facial expressions had too much detail or not enough.Not liking the whole Snow/Bigby nonsense, I thought it might be interesting at one point but they turned Snow into a ...
  • Jeannette Nikolova
    Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. I love this series more and more, the deeper we get into the story. As I said in my review for the previous volume, at the beginning, when it was just a bunch of characters seemingly without a set purpose, I wasn't fully convinced. Sure, it was fun and all, but I couldn't possibly imagine how they could make as many volumes as they did if the story continued the same way.Good news: It didn't. Fables has s...
  • Celise
    Wow that was a long one. I'm really falling in love with these.I didn't much care for the wooden soldier villains or the conflict in this one, though I did like the addition of Red Riding Hood (view spoiler)[ for as long as I thought she was Red Riding Hood (hide spoiler)]. Snow and Bigby are still perfect, but they didn't get much exposure in this one and I missed them.
  • Özlem
    Şu ana kadar ki en iyi ciltti. Heyecanlı olaylar yaşandı, ilginç yeni karakterler geldi ve merak ettirici bir sonla bitti. Devamını okumayı çok istiyoruum.
  • Sud666
    This was my favorite fables volume yet. It starts with the tale told by Little Boy Blue of the fall of the final fable fortress to the Adversary. But, all is not as it seems. Red Riding Hood was assumed fallen in that conflict- but she appears in Fableland seeking asylum. Everybody save Bigby Wolf is overjoyed. He is suspicious of her story and goes to investigate. Meanwhile it seems that Gepetto is still alive and in the clutches of the Adversar...
  • Amy Yingling
    I have never been a big fan of comic books/graphic novels but this series is really doing a lot to change my mind because it is fantastic. Pick it up you won't regret it!
  • Imane
    The longest and probably the best volume so far. So glad I've picked up this series.
  • *~Lan Lan~*
    Top Five Points to Consider:-1. The amount of characters this comic has and will probably have is outstanding. The idea to create characters based off all forms of fairytale and folklore is ingenious. They will never have an end in source material.-2. This series is consistently entertaining. -3. Prince Charming never fails to make me laugh like a crazy woman and Wolf never stops making my heart melt. -4. After reading this I have a new found lov...
  • Logan
    A very good read! Fables continues to be a good series for me, I really need to pick these volumes up more frequently, but luckily I got this for Christmas! So continuing on from Vol 3, Prince Charming is now running for mayor, at the same time Red Riding Hood, who was thought to be lost in the escape of The Homelands, shows up one day and wants citizenship, which has Bigby suspicious! This volume is defiantly the most grand scale one I have read...
  • Nikki
    I rather liked this volume. We're finally shedding some of the status quo of the settled nature of the Fables and shaking things up again: we're finally seeing more of the Adversary, at least in that now he's threatening the Fables once more. I liked the story of Red Riding Hood and Boy Blue, and the battle scenes were pretty epic.And I can't help but like Prince Charming a bit, somehow. He's an ass, but he's funny (witness the scene with Beauty ...
  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
    THE BEST out of the volumes so far!We got to know more about the wooden soliders.Boy Blue and Red Riding Hood. I wonder if the "real" her will pop up.Great fight scenes.Pinocchio dies... (i think). Sad! :( Now it looks like Snow and Bigby are diving into this next volume seeing their baby(s)!I still can not believe Pinocchio is gone. He was by far my favorite character, besides Snow.On to volume 5...
  • Marie the Librarian
    A lil too much fighting for me in this one but it was very thrilling and intense aaand I love the characters!!
  • Ronyell
    Brief Introduction: After reading the third volume in Bill Willingham’s popular graphic novel series, “Storybook Love,” I was interested in seeing more of the many adventures of the “Fables” characters! “Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers” is probably the most intense volume I had read so far in the “Fables” series as it deals with the Fables characters being engaged in war! Anyone who is a fan of the “Fables” series will ...
  • Nick Imrie
    I can't believe I paid £3 for an interlibrary loan to read these comics.Snow White is still acting like an idiot so that Bigby can be the big-damn-hero and swoop in and save her. In this case, she failed to consider the consequences of setting things on fire before she built her entire strategy around... setting things on fire.Oh well, I'll guess we'll just have to blame it on the baby-brain. The romance-not-romance subplot between Bigby and Sno...
  • Highness Atharva
    Comic Review Fable #10-15Visual Design, Art, Drawing - 8/10Storyline - 8/10Characters- 7/10Rating - 4/5P.S. - Especially liked Jack's Tale. (5/5)
  • Victoria
    It took time for me to warm up to Fables, to feel like I knew and liked the "new" characters, the idea of Fabletown, even the tone of the storytelling. I'm not a short story reader, I'm a novel person, so the vast number of characters and the sheer weight of background history left me feeling like I'd seen bits and glimpses, but never enough to really sink my teeth into.This volume really pulls the Fables together for me - not only because of how...
  • Andrea
    May 8, 2017: Another great volume in the Fables series. This time Adversary decides to make a move into the Mundane world and he has a surprising ally. Some intriguing possibilities are uncovered here. Something tells me Pinocchio is to play a much larger role in the future. On the other hand Snow White and Bigby are about to embark on the new chapter of their lives. Oh yeah, and apparently Saskatchewan has a portal into the fairyland. Who woulda...
  • Cecilia
    Better than the last volume. I hope the series will explore more about the old homelands and the Empire!
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    I am so addicted to this series. I won't be doing super in-depth reviews on these ones but I will try and add my thoughts on them very soon.
  • PurplyCookie
    The volume sets off the pace with the special issue "The Last Castle," guest-drawn by P. Craig Russell and Craig Hamilton. It flashes back to the Fables' last stand in their home world; echoing Peter Jackson's Two Towers movie battle scene from "The Lord of the Rings." I love this story; very rich in terms of characters introduced and extolled. We are given a chance to get to know the character of Boy Blue (one that is beyond his clerical duties ...