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Fables to End with Issue 150, Bill Willingham to Retire

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The Old Doctor

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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Draco x

Fagorstorm

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

Sucks to hear this.

adamiani

Helter Skelter

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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xaraan

Staff Writer

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

updated with Mark Buckingham's response
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Juan Cena

DANG!

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.

3MJ

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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Chris

Rain Partier

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.

The Bass

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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Chris

Rain Partier

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.

The Bass

Postby The Bass » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:49 pm

Except, they have EVERYTHING to do with the book
http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2011/08/23/300503/the-messy-conservative-worldbuilding-of-bill-willinghams-fables/

http://thegeekwhisperer.com/2009/01/11/comics-politics-screw-you-bill-willingham/
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:56 pm

Image
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bkthomson

Rain Partier

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

Juan Cena wrote:
I'm pretty sure Fables is creator-owned.

It was joke.
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GHERU

Rain Partier

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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TheLurker

Swedish Pinata of Death

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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Frag

REAL OFFICIAL President of the Outhouse

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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