Werewolves of the Heartland (Fables OGN)
by Bill Willingham
Illustrated by Jim Fern, Craig Hamilton
published by Vertigo
genre: Graphic Novel, Fairy-tales, Retellings, Adult
Summary (Goodreads): 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.
My Thoughts: So I read this completely out of order. Meant to grab Wolves (#8) and grabbed this instead. It seems to be inclusive and didn't really ruin anything for me in the volumes between where I am and when this one came out.
As I've come to expect, I really liked the graphics of this. They were more muted and had an almost pastel dream quality at times. The characters were easy to distinguish from each other.
Overall, I enjoyed this trek to Story City. How the residents came to be tied in with previous stories and flowed into this one. I liked seeing Bigby be who he is without any apologies. Didn't matter if one was a close friend/ally. He did what needed to be done. Now to get back on track with the series in the correct order.