Fables, Vol. 7: Arabian Nights (and Days) (Fables #7) (Fables Universe #9)

Fables-7-01-Still-out-there

I love this opening.

What we have here… is a failure to communicate.

And how it just builds from there, expanding the Fables universe to include a whole new world1 of Fables inspired on Middle Eastern tales, including all sorts of culture shock and having to deal with the Fable equivalent of nuclear weaponry: a djinn.

Fun times. Great stories.

And then add to that, the final story is set among the Adversary’s wooden soldiers, with something of a clash of cultures of it’s own and a Romeo and Juliet (only wooden) story. It’s a bit hard to read (physically, the font is weird), but a fascinating look at just what in the world it means to be human in such a wild and crazy world.

More semi-spoilery images:

Fables-7-02-Prince-Charming

Oh Prince Charming. Now you’ve got the girl/city, and you’re all done with that… But you’re still stuck with it.

Fables-7-03-How-to-beat-a-Djinn

That… is a remarkably sneaky way to deal with it. I was wondering what they were going to do. It’s wonderful.

Fables-7-04-Fairly-confident

Boy Blue is back in the dog house (which could be all too literal), doing time on the farm for all the things he stole. I have a sneaky suspicion that his story isn’t over just yet.

Fables-7-05-Sapline

Sapline. It’s funny ‘cause they’re made of wood2.

Fables-7-06-Meat

Oh ‘made of meat’ jokes. Not particularly original, but still amusing. Such derision for something so (to us) normal.


  1. Yup. I went there.
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  2. It’s also funny when you explain the joke. [return]
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