Bill Willingham Esao Andrews John Bolton Mark Buckingham James Jean Derek Kirk Kim TaraMcPherson Jill Thompson
- Title: Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall
- Author: Bill Willingham Esao Andrews John Bolton Mark Buckingham James Jean Derek Kirk Kim TaraMcPherson Jill Thompson
- ISBN: 9781401203672
- Page: 445
- Format: Hardcover
Fables 1001 Nights of Snowfall is set in the early days of Fabletown, long before the Fables series began Traveling to Arabia as an ambassador from the exiled Fables community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her and then kill her But clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories fFables 1001 Nights of Snowfall is set in the early days of Fabletown, long before the Fables series began Traveling to Arabia as an ambassador from the exiled Fables community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her and then kill her But clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories for a total of 1001 nights, saving her very skin in the process.Running the gamut from unexpected horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming of age, Fables 1001 Nights of Snowfall reveals the secret histories of familiar Fables characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales Writer Bill Willingham is joined by an impressive array of artists from comic book industry legends to the amazing young painters of the next wave Fables 1001 Nights of Snowfall is both a welcome entry point to the critically acclaimed series and an essential part of Willingham s enchanting and imaginative Fables mythos.
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I love how the fairy tales get woven together and characters intertwine throughout stories. We get the back story of the witch from Hansel and Gretel. Briar Rose and Snow White are sisters who get on each others nerves. The art is colorful and well done. The story is set up like Scheherazade and the 1001 Nights accept Snow White is put in the place of Scheherazade. It becomes about politics. Snow is basically telling the king all the fairy tales. I enjoyed this book. I love fairy tales and mytho [...]
I love -- love -- love illustrated books! (but am not a fan of graphic novels, really)Snow White is sent as an emissary from Fabletown and ends up in a Scheherazade-like role to the Sultan telling him a story night after night.
FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL BY BILL WILLINGHAM, et. al.: Whether this is the first time you’ve looked upon the world of the Fables comic book series, or you’re an issue to issue addict (like me); 1001 Nights of Snowfall is a graphic novel that anyone can read and enjoy; Bill Willingham says exactly this in his introduction. Working with a host of different artists, including Mark Buckingham (who illustrates the series), John Bolton (Harlequin Valentine), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) a [...]
I LOVED Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall. This is essentially a prequel or a spin off of the acclaimed Fables series. I loved the fact that different stories are illustrated by different artists which lends a lot of variety in the art of the book in general.Snow White, who runs Fable town, needs help of the Eastern lands to wage a war against the Adversay which is why she comes to meet the Sultan. Snow finds herself at the mercy of a sultan who has the virgin he beds each night executed the follo [...]
i loved the artwork and the story's.but warning: these are the the tales of your childhood.
I'm tempted to give this 4 stars instead of 3 based on the diversity of art and design throughout the whole book. My gripe with the Fables books has always been that the fantastic, memorable, gorgeous, striking, and provocative art on the covers is then followed by bland, so-so comic book art. The stuff inside isn't necessarily bad, but it's nowhere near as great as the stuff on the outside. In 1001 Nights, this problem is resolved by handing the illustration duties to a collection of artists, s [...]
What a fantastic addition to the Fables series. 1001 Nights of Snowfall would work as an introduction to the series, or as an addition in the midst of the action to bring greater depth to he already rich characters that make up the Fables tapestry. Structured akin to the 1001 Arabian Nights myth that gave it its name, this is a collection of stories about the Fables before the Adversary took over and what came after, how their lives have been. 1001 Nights of Snowfall is brilliant, subtle, and as [...]
I liked another review of this book which pointed out that Willingham has taken a key role away from one of the Arabian Fables. It's cultural appropriation in bright colours, an amusing twist on the stories we already know until you think about the cultural imperialism inherent in all of this. Blech. All the good ideas are Western? Pah.Still, it's an enjoyable story and a beautifully illustrated volume, with a varied roster of artists. It was good to get to know the histories of some characters, [...]
Interesting detour into some of the past storylines set during or before the invasion. The Hansel and Gretal storyline was of particular interest as the witch features heavily in the current storylines. The art was a little hit and miss but this was a strong book that invested some time in explaining the mythology. It's an interesting read and a must for fans of the series, I just hope this momentum can remain through all the spinoffs
This is a prequel to the Fables series and it was very well done. I enjoyed learning the back stories on some of our favorite characters. I also enjoyed the variety of different types of illustration, all of which were unique and beautiful.This is a wonderful installment where Snow White is held hostage by the Sultan and, in exchange for delaying her execution, she tells the Sultan a new story every night. All of the stories tell of the pasts of Fables characters we have come to know and love. T [...]
What I liked about this:The artwork was beautiful. The stories were imaginative. It had some themes that were thought-provoking, such as how one ends up going down a dark path and evolves into the person one is. The nature of repentance, and the fact that anyone can be forgiven. The waste of war. The foolishness of prejudice. How zeal can spur some to horrific acts that make them just as wicked as their enemies. I liked the concept of Snow White taking the place of Scherezade. I love the Arabian [...]
This graphic novel stands apart from the Fables numbered comic series - it's a beautifully illustrated tale of what happens when Snow White travels as an envoy of Fabletown to warn a sultan in an Arabian land of the Adversary, an enemy who is out to destroy or enslave all Fables. Snow White is tricked into replacing the bride who was to attend the Sultan one certain evening, and the honeymoon prize for all brides of the Sultan is death. To keep her head, Snow White spins many tales for the Sulta [...]
This was my first experience with Fables, and what a trip it was. I really liked almost all short stories, though in couple the ending was cut in strange places for my taste, but overall all of them were really good and I tie-ins with all the mythos (beauty and the beast, frog, Hansel and Gretel etc) were done perfectly.The artwork was done by various artist, all with unique approach and feeling, but I loved every single one of them. This one and Sandman nailed art direction for me and I will ge [...]
4 stars!As with most anthologies, this is a mixed bag with some stories being better than others. But the good ones are really good and provided insight into the backgrounds of well-loved characters. The stories that stood out for me are the ones featuring Snow White, Flycatcher, Bigby and Frau Totenkinder. Flycatcher's story is really sad tho. *sobs inconsolably* Overall, I will say that this is a must-read for Fables fans.
Fables is a series I enjoyed a great deal back in my university days, though it's also one of those books I'm not sure I'd want to go back to and read from the start--I have a feeling it maybe hasn't aged very well, or that I'm just not in the same place to enjoy it that I was a decade or so ago. This book, though, was a nice trip down memory lane. The connecting thread is that Snow White, at some indeterminate point in the past, has been captured by the sultan of the Arabian Fables in Exiles, a [...]
You will probably enjoy this companion book to the "Fables" series as long as you read it at the right time. If you do, it enhances existing plot lines and provides valuable backstories for key characters that will be important in later volumes. Find out more about Snow White's first marriage, Prince Ambrose's life in the Homelands, why Bigby hates his father so much, and more. Ideally, read this book any time after Homelands and before Sons of Empire.If you read it too soon, you may consider th [...]
Posted on my book blog.Snow White is sent to Arabia as Fabletown's ambassador, tasked with forging an alliance between the two peoples against the conquering Adversary. Instead, the misogynist sultan takes her prisoner and intends to give her the same fate as he's given nearly every other young woman in his land: marry her in the evening, and kill her the following morning. Snow White attempts to escape that fate by doing exactly what you would expect (if you know your fairytales): entertain him [...]
I am a big fan of Bill Willingham’s fantasy graphic novels based loosely on permutations of traditional fairy tale plots and characters. He must have had fun putting together this book of short stories, illustrated by dozens of artists. But I was disappointed by the end result. If I may say so, this is a dog’s breakfast of mostly unrelated vignettes and stories which in my opinion will satisfy few FABLES readers and will fail to attract new readers to Willingham’s other (mostly excellent) [...]
This was a great graphic novel. There were a bunch of artists so the different stories all looked different, but it was fun to see. Especially since it was such a wide range of stories.And this was sure not happy fairytales, horrible things happened in them, and just showed that there is no such thing as a always HEA. But there was truth and reality (coughs, well if we lived in a fairytale, and there were evil armies).Recommend for graphic novel fans, and those who like it was fantasy in them. N [...]
A nice supplement to the Fables mythology. It doesn't live within the current Fables storylines anywhere, so its nice that its not important to read at any particular time.That said, I'm glad I read it when I did - now that I'm through the first four volumes, I feel like it was a good time to get some more of the back stories of some of these characters. I really enjoyed hearing about Flycatcher's background, but the real highlight is Snow's stories.Its a wonderful collection of shorter stories, [...]
Snow White's diplomatic visit to the Sultan of Scheherazade fame is the catalyst for this graphic novel, which is a collection of retellings--or more like, extensions--of fairy tales within the same world as the Fables universe. The re-imaginings were compelling, if a little heavy on the sex and violence (and combinations thereof). In some ways, I enjoyed this more than the first volume of Fables because there's less to keep track of and each story is quite self-contained. Also, the artwork is s [...]
1001 Nights of Snowfall doesn’t really contribute to the story arc in the sense of pushing it forwrad but it does give background on Snow White and Rose Red as well as other regular Fabletown and Farm characters. It also connects with the Arabian fables and Sheherazade. Really well done story of the witch of Hansel and Gretel fame is included here. Good read for fans of graphic novels or who like fairy tale adaptions.
This series keeps getting worse. I hate the racist tellings of the Arab lands. One of the shortest (of what I read) and most heart-breaking tales (of the entire series to this point) used the rape of women as character development for one of the men. Unless someone can convince me otherwise, this is my last of the main set. May still try Fairest. Having more direct female leads may lead to less issues.
Okay Prequel Graphic NovelWhile not as good as the original fables this was an decent prequel to the original storyline as you were given the opportunity to see where everyone came from. Some stories were better than others while some artwork was better than others. I think it bothered me more that the artwork wasn't consistent. I did like that 1001 Nights was the over arching theme for this story. It made everything that much more interesting.
A surprisingly dark, intelligent, and imaginative take on fairy tales, with beautiful artwork. I love the way so many fables are cleverly connected to each other and to the overarching plot, and how the overarching theme is the unintended consequences and ultimate futility of revengehighly recommended.
This is not only one of the best collections in the Fables series so far, it is one of the best graphic novels I have ever read. Brilliantly presented with many short stories showing the origins of many different characters, and how they link to one another.This all takes place before Fables #1 so you can jump into this whenever it suits you, I'd recommend as soon as possible!
It was really entertaining to go back a century before the rest of the Fables starts and learn about the past lives of the Fables before they leave the Homelands and create Fabletown and The Farm.
This is a great collection of background stories on the characters in Fables. Read it after #3 Homelands.
Gorgeous and evocative painted artwork highlights these tales that give insight into the backgrounds of characters already established in previous volumes.
Sweet art and stories, including as a framing device, illustrations by Mike Kaluta & Charles Vess together. Lots of other comic art talent on display. big fun.
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