November 10, 2017 by TinyNavajo
Fables, Vol. 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
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Thank you again, Clovis for introducing me this awesome comic series! So much AWESOME! And you can read my review of Fables, Vol. 1 here!
As you can obviously tell, I love reading Fables, and I’m loving this modern retelling of the all the fairy tales, legends, and fables that we grew up knowing. They are very different from the way we grew up knowing them, but every story has a grain of truth in them. Here, we see what happens when the non-human fables feel that enough is enough! It’s time for them to be able to leave the farm and integrate with the outside world as others are able to.
As Snow White and her twin sister, Rose Red, head up to the Farm in upstate New York where all the non-human Fables reside they stumbled upon what looks to be a revolution in full stride, lead by The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks. As Snow White tries to figure out what happened to Weyland Smith, the original administrator of the Farm, she realizes that there is a lot going on here that she didn’t know about.
The non-human Fables have decided that enough is enough, they are stuck in one place and are unable to integrate into the world. They decide that it’s high time that they take matters into their own hands and arm themselves to take back the Homelands by any means possible, including violence. As Rose Red joins up with the revolution, she gives Snow White time in order to get away and warn the other Fables that something is happening at the Farm and they need help.
Snow White realizes that while the Fables are safe here in the mundane world, there are also problems that need to be looked to, but she’ll need to make her way out from the Farm alive in order to try and figure out how to fix things.
These are such a good series, and I love reading how all the fairy tales and fables are making their way in the real world. And how their stories intertwine, I’m so glad that my awesome co-worker introduced me to this series!
What is your favorite fairy tale or legend? Have you seen it retold in a way you enjoy in recent years? Comment below and let me know!