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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:30 pm

Damn, I don't read the series, but hearing he's retiring is sad.
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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby Draco x » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:53 pm

Sucks to hear this.

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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby adamiani » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:52 pm

It's been a fine series, but I've had the impression for a while that it's simply gone on too long. It's been unable to resist the 'tell one more story about these characters' temptation, so the work taken as a whole feels long and meandering.

Obviously, I think it's less good that he's retiring; I'd rather see him move on to something new.

Wonder what this means for Vertigo?

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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby jeremy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:51 pm

updated with Mark Buckingham's response

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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby Juan Cena » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:59 pm

jeremy wrote:updated with Mark Buckingham's response


On the positive side, this means Buckingham would be available to finish up Neil Gaiman's Miracleman story.
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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby 3MJ » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:04 am

Fantastic to see. Ending on a high.

Wish others would do the same.

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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby Chris » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:10 pm

adamiani wrote:It's been a fine series, but I've had the impression for a while that it's simply gone on too long. It's been unable to resist the 'tell one more story about these characters' temptation, so the work taken as a whole feels long and meandering.

Obviously, I think it's less good that he's retiring; I'd rather see him move on to something new.

Wonder what this means for Vertigo?

Dude the book has been better than ever. Did you read the Toyland arc? That's a top 3 arc on the book. The Snow arc recently was amazing with the most recent issue being fucking heartbreakingly awesome.

It felt like the book was picking up major steam after the Mr. Dark arc.
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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby The Bass » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:39 pm

Good riddance. It should happened ages ago (when Willingham's disgusting politics became public knowledge), but I suppose it's been holding Vertigo up for the last few years, and now that Sandman is back, its not needed. Even the sales of the trades have drifted off. I suspect his heart hasn't been in it for a while, especially since Disney stole the concept lock stock and barrel and made a goofy tv series with it. To which I can only laugh my balls off.

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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby Chris » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:44 pm

Sandman is just a mini.

And I could not care less about Willingham's politics. They have no bearing on the book.

I can't speak for TPB sales, but the latest one outsold everything else in January when it came out.
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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby bkthomson » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:38 pm

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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby GHERU » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:50 pm

Chris wrote:Dude the book has been better than ever. Did you read the Toyland arc? That's a top 3 arc on the book. The Snow arc recently was amazing with the most recent issue being fucking heartbreakingly awesome.

It felt like the book was picking up major steam after the Mr. Dark arc.

although I'll agree 134 was an almost perfect book, Cubs in Toyland almost made me drop the book.
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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby TheLurker » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:58 pm

I just wish he could get the rights back for Elementals. Such a good book.

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Re: Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

Postby Frag » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:09 pm



Did you read those before you posted them? :lol: :lol:

The second one doesn't even mention Fables.
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