Fables, Vol. 7: Arabian Nights [and Days]

  • Title: Fables, Vol. 7: Arabian Nights [and Days]
  • Author: Bill Willingham Mark Buckingham Steve Leialoha Jim Fern Jimmy Palmiotti Andrew Pepoy
  • ISBN: 9781401210007
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fables Vol Arabian Nights and Days Winner of Fourteen Eisner AwardsCulture ClashWith the identity of the Adversary finally revealed to the citizens of Fabletown it s time to begin making preparations in earnest for the defense of thei
    Winner of Fourteen Eisner AwardsCulture ClashWith the identity of the Adversary finally revealed to the citizens of Fabletown, it s time to begin making preparations in earnest for the defense of their stronghold in the mundane world and that means forging new alliances with whoever remains unconquered by the Adversary s legions But the arrival in Fabletown of a delegatWinner of Fourteen Eisner AwardsCulture ClashWith the identity of the Adversary finally revealed to the citizens of Fabletown, it s time to begin making preparations in earnest for the defense of their stronghold in the mundane world and that means forging new alliances with whoever remains unconquered by the Adversary s legions But the arrival in Fabletown of a delegation from the Arabian Homelands shows just how tricky this kind of coalition building can be especially when one side is concealing Weapons of Magical Destruction Collecting Fables 42 47

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    About Bill Willingham Mark Buckingham Steve Leialoha Jim Fern Jimmy Palmiotti Andrew Pepoy


    1. In the late 1970s to early 1980s he drew fantasy ink pictures for the Dungeons Dragons Basic and Expert game rulebooks He first gained attention for his 1980s comic book series Elementals published by Comico, which he both wrote and drew However, for reasons unknown, the series had trouble maintaining an original schedule, and Willingham s position in the industry remained spotty for many years He contributed stories to Green Lantern and started his own independent, black and white comics series Coventry which lasted only 3 issues He also produced the pornographic series Ironwood for Eros Comix In the late 1990s Willingham reestablished himself as a prolific writer He produced the 13 issue Pantheon for Lone Star Press and wrote a pair of short novels about the modern adventures of the hero Beowulf, published by the writer s collective, Clockwork Storybook, of which Willingham was a founding member In the early 2000s he began writing extensively for DC Comics, including the limited series Proposition Player, a pair of limited series about the Greek witch Thessaly from The Sandman, and most notably the popular series Fables


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    1. So basically: Frau Totenkinder is a boss. Assistant deputy mayor Beauty is the epitome of girl power. And the wooden are all very messed up.Overall, this volume of Fables fell a little flat with me. Hope they step it up in the next one!

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    2. They say that too many cooks spoil the broth. I would say that, sometimes, it's too many ingredients that spoil it. Arabian Nights fell a little flat for me. I was excited when Willingham started including characters from the Arabian Nights world. But the storyline involving them wasn't all that captivating. Also, one of the characters kept calling Sinbad, supposedly the head of this royal retinue, "sirrah." I gathered that he meant it as a term of honor, but I couldn't get over the fact that, i [...]

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    3. Another excellent volume in the Fables series. The Arabian Fables have sent Sindbad as a visiting emissary to speak with the Western Fables about setting up a Fabletown East. Unfortunately there are some differences between the Arabian and Western Fables. The Arabians still keep slaves, which goes against the anti-slavery laws of Fabletown.Sindbad tries to emulate the Western Fables (Prince Charming and the former Mayor) and this causes his Vizier, Usuf, to think that Sinbad is becoming an infid [...]

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    4. I was so excited for this one. I've been adding a lot of Arabian inspired things to my read and watch lists, so seeing that this was the title of the next Fables volume, I raised my expectations WAY up.And meh. It was quite boring. I never watched Sinbad as a kid so I didn't really have much of a connection to that. I really thought they'd include Aladdin, but they just passingly mentioned his name once. Then there was a genie which I thought would be such a cool storyline for the volume, but th [...]

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    5. More great stuff from the (Vertigo) Fables team.Maybe some time I can read the end of these What a well-crafted run of comics.Recommended.

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    6. One of the weaker Fables trades so far. The Arabian Nights arc is good. As some reviewers have mentioned it did feel like it was praying on fears of the "scary" Arabs. I feel like it started that way, but didn't end that way. I thought it was a good example of showing that one person could ruin others impressions of an entire group. If you look back on the story it actually showed how a group of people can be different and still be good. Plus, you have to remember this is a book of FABLES. There [...]

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    7. Another 3.5* volume becuase this one has two storylines which I enjoyed. The first focuses on the Arabs who are coming to Fabletown for refuge from the Adversary and who bring a Djinni with them (seen as an act of war by Fabletown) and the second is the story of two Wooden Soldiers who wish to become human so they can marry and love one another truly.I really enjoyed some elements of this volume and I particularly liked the wooden soldier stories as they were easy to empathise with. Another soli [...]

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    8. Loved this one, great new characters. Review to come.

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    9. This arabian arc Wasn’t as Good as I had hoped.

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    10. I have things to say about this volume, but no time to say them at the moment. But THINGS. TO. SAY.

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    11. Willingham's exploration of fables wouldn't have been complete without a look at the Arabian Nights. The folklore of the Middle East fits into this series very well, especially as the Adversary is expanding his takeover of the Fable lands into the Middle Eastern worlds now. I think that it would be impossible to integrate all of the encompassing Arabian Nights lore into one volume, and I don't think Willingham ever intended to try. Instead, he uses this story as an introductory volume, and it ha [...]

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    12. Why I read this: I read this because, duh, it’s a fairy tale retelling. I love that stuff. I read fairly crappy stuff just to get at it. Fables, so far, has not been crappy at all. Of course, I’ll continue it.Why I thought: The art was amazing as always and it was cool seeing an introduction of a slew of new characters, but it just didn’t feel like Fables. The problem? I miss Bigby and Snow. Snow and her pups had a couple of cameos but no Bigby. I know there has to be a reason for not even [...]

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    13. God, for something with such a good premise, the execution was justitty. You end up with, of course, the Arabian Fables being narrow-minded, ultra-conservative, slavery-toting scumbags. You end up with literal terrorism plots. You end up with OH GOD THEY ARE SO SILLY THEY CANNOT SPEAK ENGLISH. GOD IT WAS SO TERRIBLY DONER ONCE I WANT A PLOT WHERE THE WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE ONES WHO FUCK SHIT UP BY JUMPING THE GUN. JUST FOR ONCE. JUST FOR ONCE CAN WE HAVE A MIDDLE EASTERN-CENTRIC STORY LINE THAT DO [...]

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    14. At first I wasn't following how this was going to play out, but it came together quite quickly.Looking forward to seeing more of Red Riding Hood and Boy Blue.I'm hoping for a reunion of Snow and Bigby real soon. (fingers crossed)On to Vol. 8

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    15. I keep expecting this series to decline, but so far it really hasn't. This volume deals with the fables of the Arabian Nights, as well as a story of two wooden soldiers of the Adversary who eventually end up as human spies. There are various artists used on this series, but they all seem to fit the book and so far I haven't seen any art that looks out of place. This series still has many areas to explore and I look forward to each volume.

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    16. The Adversary began his rampage through European fables' homelands, and they fled in a disordered and panicked mob. But the empire is ever-growing, and the Arabian tales are next. A delegation from the Arabian Homelands arrives in New York's Fabletown and provokes much diplomatic consternation. I enjoyed the meeting-of-minds between King Cole and Sinbad, and love any instance Frau Totenkinder gets to deploy her deceptively twisty magic. Beast and Beauty's relationship deepens; it's not all true [...]

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    17. As far as this series go, this was a little move away from the overall story we've been looking at in the previous volumes. But as far as the stories in this volume are concerned, they were solid fractured fairytale storytelling.The world of the Arabian Nights comes to Fabletown and bring a deadly D'jinn. At the same time Bigby's dad deals with his grandchildren and several other minor details add to the humour and mix of fun and fantasy that occurs. Of course Bigby himself does not really have [...]

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    18. This installment was pretty funny and highly entertaining. Prince Charming received a lot of justified verbal abuse about his lack of power and self-control, we see King Cole (I miss the old guy), Snow's cubs are getting bigger and causing mischief, and Boy Blue is now at the Farm.This volume showed the relationship of Beauty and 'her' Beast in a very nice light. They are the married couple that have been together so long that they 'safely' bicker and they have their fights but they still love e [...]

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    19. I think other reviewers have explained very eloquently why the whole Arabian plot line was really not ok. The stereotypes were really gross and unnecessary and I am very unhappy to see such a racist handling of the subject matter in one of my favorite comics. I hope they do better in the future. Other than that, the actual story wasn't bad. I would like to learn more about the other Fable cultures and how they interact with Fabletown. I also LOVED what they did with King Cole's characterization. [...]

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    20. A little bit of a backslide in terms of my own private Fables rubric, seeing as some major new players are introduced and dealt with in too-rapid fashion. And I'm a little worried about the sensitivity of the treatment of the new characters from the Muslim and Arabian traditions. But this volume provides an interesting minor element in positioning Fabletown within the real-world context of the war in, and occupation of, Iraq, and what that means for legendary beings from that region. It also bui [...]

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    21. so unlike the sandman Arabian fables take a direct role in this fantasy epicSindbad Aladdin and ali baba oh joy lol its going to be amazing and what about the d jinns being the most powerful magic beings there is never-mind their stupidity to get imprisoned in the first place lmaoi also like the fact that no matter the side story we will be told it will take part in the very near future in the main story which is a great way to introduce new characters and events

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    22. Not the greatest volume by any means but solid. The final story about the wooden puppets' being in love was extremely boring though. The worst story/issue I've read so far in the series. Other than that, standard fare to be had here. Above average writing and artwork. Hopefully the next volume is much better. 3.5 stars

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    23. An engaging story and it's nice to have new characters

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    24. This review applies to both vol 7 and 8 and first appeared at: comicpow/2015/12/16/ne----At the end of volume 8, we’re just past the 1/3 point without counting the spinoffs. Bill Willingham seems, at this point, to perhaps be following a three act structure. Of course, bear in mind, dear reader, that I’m reading these for the first time with only the knowledge that the mainline series ends at issue #150. Still, while much is setup for future volumes, he does seem to put a bow on all the plot [...]

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    25. Another entertaining (if a bit slightly so) foray into the fable universe. I'm really in love with the many, MANY characters which feel like they have full stories behind them, but I do confess I miss me some Bigby.

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    26. "Arabian Nights (and Days)" is as good as any of the books in the Fables series, but the entire sequence read like a prelude to future volumes. Nothing happens in this latest installment to significantly impact the war against the Adversary, nor are there any major changes in the established cast, though we see a lot of new characters introduced who will no doubt play major roles in the future. There are basically two stories in this volume. The first story arc concerns the arrival of a delegati [...]

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    27. I think by now you can tell that I have Bigby and Snow withdrawal. This issues also did not have them in it and even Rose Red was in it for just a page or two. I need those main characters back in my life. This volume, though a little flat, was very fun. We are introduced to the cast of characters from the Arabian fairytales. Sinbad, one of the most well known in the West, in my opinion, stars in this addition and it was exciting to learn about some of the other characters. I also loved how Fabl [...]

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    28. After the high point of the series so far in Volume 6, Fables, Volume 7: Arabian Nights (and Days) returns to the clunky storytelling of the first 5 volumes. However, following the superior Volume 6: Homelands, it comes off as much less tolerable in comparison.C'mon Willingham & co, I know you're capable of creating something much more compelling than easily defeated magical powers. Here that magical power is a D'Jinn, a genie, released by a defector among the newly arrived Arabian fables to [...]

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    29. One of the best volumes of the series so far. I love that we get a little more time with Snow, Red, and the little wolf pack. I also really enjoyed the introduction of Sinbad and the Fables of the East. Plus who doesn't love a D'Jinn.After the wrap up of the Arabian story line we get a bonus story that takes place in the Homelands. As a general rule I don't really care for these types of stories, I'd rather be in Fabletown or up at the Farm, but this story was exceptional. It is a bout a wooden [...]

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    30. In the last volume of Fables that I read, we were briefly introduced to the concept of other Fables lands and in this volume that concept is explored in three of the four stories.Given that this is the seventh instalment in the series, there might be ****spoilers*** in the following review for the previous books. You can read my previous reviews by clicking here.The first story starts with the well established plot point about how badly Prince Charming is doing in his role as mayor. He now has a [...]

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