Nearly a year after the long-running smash hit series Fables came to a close, Vertigo is returning to its fantastical world, where fairy tale heroes and villains walk among us, with a brand new comic. What’s in store for the future of Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham’s series? Fantasy espionage, apparently.
The other day, comic-book fans got an amazing piece of news: the beloved Y the Last Man is not going to be shoehorned into movie form, but will get to live and breathe as a TV show. Even though comics rule movies these days, some of them are just too big for a two-hour package.
Last week, the best-selling Vertigo series Fables came to an end with a special book-length final issue, and so did Vertigo’s reign as a top publisher of creator-owned comics. The DC imprint is down to just seven titles, several of which are slated to end soon, leaving the long-running Astro City as the closest thing…
We love Disney movies, but many of the classic Disney princess movies leave us feeling that all fairytale princesses are good for is meeting their prince and getting married. Here are ten stories that take on those fairytale stories from a different angle, giving us complicated women who want more than a wedding with…
Good news. The movie version of the badass, modern day fairytale comics we ALL want to see adapted, Fables, is NOT dead. In fact, the movie just got a pretty exciting screenwriter to take another pass at the script.
Some books feature powerful characterization and heart-stopping emotional journeys. Others have great world-building in the service of a thundering great adventure. Still others have clever scientific ideas. But it's rare to find a book like M.R. Carey's The Girl With All The Gifts, which aces all of the above.
For generations, parents and teachers have turned to fables to inspire moral behavior among children. Some of the most popular stories teach the importance of telling the truth. A recent study, however, finds that fables that punish the main character for lying are less effective than those that reward honesty.
Looks like Warner Bros. is getting its act together. The Wall Street Journal reports WB has nine DC comics movies planned, including the already announced Batman Vs. Superman and Justice League films, and now confirmed movie adaptations o Sandman and Fables.
They’re all in Pretty Deadly, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios’ new Western-horror-fantasy comic from Image. A butterfly and a dead rabbit relate the story of Death’s daughter's quest for vengeance, and it’s weirder, more brutal and simply more amazing than I can describe here. That and more, in this week’s comics!
Holy hell, they're making a movie based on Bill Willingham's acclaimed Fables comic. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good.
DC just sent along the above picture of Fables' Bigby Wolf and The Unwritten's Tommy Taylor, getting ready for their upcoming comic crossover. If you're a fan of either of Vertigo's literary-minded series — both of which are completely fantastic — this picture should be enough to get you excited. If you're a fan of…
Over at The Wanderer's Library, there's a story that's sort of a clever spin on the tradition of creation myths and "how the leopard got its spots." Except that this one is about Capacitor, Insulator and Grandmother Triode. And Slide Rule Demon! The line "Ever since that day, Capacitor has been unable to conduct…
Fairy tales still have a great deal of resonance, but modern life involves less battle on horseback and more passive-aggressive Facebooking. With that in mind, Tumblr Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings has rewritten classic fables and fairy tales for the generation that engages in epic couch-surfing quests, has traded…
If you're a fictional character, death can arrive rather swiftly and creatively. It's your job to go out like an absolute champ so that non-fictional readers and audiences remember your passing and holler your praises on the internet. Here are ten times science fiction and fantasy heroes lost their lives with panache.
In this week's comics, Grant Morrison puts him imprimatur on The Avengers, but not the ones you expect. On a similar albeit unrelated note, Brian Michael Bendis is also writing Marvel's Avengers (above), wherein Storm joins the team. Let's see what else is on the shelves Wednesday.
Ever since ABC rolled out their nacho cheese fairy tale series Once Upon A Time, a large group of Fables loyalists have been pointing and shrieking Body Snatchers-style that Once is an obvious rip-off of the treasured comic book story.
Bill Willingham has captured the imaginations of countless readers with his Fables comic series, and now he's written a middle-grade novel that's a straight-up fable. Down the Mysterly River follows a Boy Scout called Max the Wolf, who finds himself in a forest full of talking animals.
To celebrate the publication of his new anthology Happily Ever After (Night Shade Books), editor John Klima sat down with Bill Willingham, who wrote the introduction to the book and is the creator of legendary comic book Fables. Together they explore what happens when you smack fairy tale characters down in the…
Can a show about fairytale characters in the real world keep you wishing upon a star every week? ABC is hoping you'll want to get to know Snow White and a host of fairytale characters in Once Upon a Time.