Fables: Storybook Love (Volume 3)
by Bill Willingham
illustrated by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
published by Vertigo
genre: Graphic Novel, Adult, Fairy Tales, Fantasy
Summary (Goodreads): In the Fables' world, there isn't a lot of happily-ever-after to go around. As refugees from the lands of make-believe, the Fables have been driven from their storybook realms and forced to blend in with our gritty, mundane reality.
But that doesn't mean they don't have any room for romance—or the pain, betrayal and jealous rage that go along with it. In fact, love may be blooming between two of the most hard-bitten, no-nonsense Fables around. But are they destined for happiness— or a quick and untimely death?
My Thoughts: I liked the graphics more than the stories in this volume. The stories did not seem to go together. We had a story about Jack in old days with a magical bag and a deal with death that was interesting but didn't factor into the rest of the volume.
The stories of smalltown and snow/wolf were also interesting but didn't seem to go together either.
Overall, this felt more like a transition volume. There was a lot of moving characters around and also moving their stories forward. I'm hoping that the stories in this volume make more sense and play bigger roles in other stories going forward.