Monday, May 21, 2012

Graphic Novel Review - Homelands (Fables, Book 6) by Bill Willingham (5/5 stars)

Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Size: 192 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: January 1, 2006
ISBN-13: 978-1401205003
Stand Alone or Series: 6th book in the Fables series
Source: Bought
Rating: 5/5 stars

This is the sixth book in the Fables series; the most recent book will be Fables Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind which releases in July 2012. This was an absolutely excellent addition to this series. We get to learn a ton about the Adversary and venture deep into the Fables Homelands.

The first few chapters are about Jack and Jill escaping the Farm and starting a production company in Hollywood. The rest of the book is about Boy Blue and how he journeys back to the Fables Homelands to defeat the Adversary.

The first few chapters about Jack were okay, but nothing super special. This kind of seemed like filler, but maybe it will play a bigger part in the overall story later.

Bigsby Wolf and Snow White aren’t really in the book at all; which was disappointing because I wanted to read more about all those crazy babies that Snow White had in the last book.

The rest of the book focuses on Boy Blue and his journey into the Fables’ Homelands to defeat the adversary, and what a journey it is! Boy Blue has a magic cloak and the Vorpal sword and man can he kick butt. We find out a ton about the Adversary and what we learn is surprising and a bit disturbing.

Really this issue answers a ton of questions and introduces some absolutely amazing new characters. If you have enjoyed the previous Fables books, you’ll love this one. This one has a lot more fantasy in it than urban fantasy; which I loved.

Overall one of my favorite Fables yet! We learn a ton about the Adversary and get to watch Boy Blue kick some butt with the Vorpal blade. The story moves forward a lot and I really enjoyed it. Highly recommended for fans of fantasy or urban fantasy graphic novels.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- Graphic Novel Challenge
- Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge
- 150+ Books Reading Challenge


  1. I LOVE Fables! Such a great series! Have you read Y: The Last Man or The Unwritten? Both really interesting reads :)

  2. Hi Leah,

    No I haven't read either of those yet! I will definitely have to check them out, thanks so much for the suggestions :-)