Jack of Fables, Vol. 9: The End (Jack of Fables #9) (Fables Universe #38)

Oy. Jack of Fables should probably have ended back with Jack of Fables, Vol. 6: The Big Book of War . It wrapped up everything nicely enough. Instead it just keeps going. But here, we have a finale! Except… everyone dies Not even kidding. After we’ve come to know and love all these characters, the big finale is them all getting together for one last battle … and every one of them dies . I guess that’s one way to end a series.

Sucks.

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Jack of Fables, Vol. 5: Turning Pages (Jack of Fables #5) (Fables Universe #16)

Jack in the Wild West. Because of course he is. It’s an interesting look at the life of a fable further back in time, Jack in particular. And it’s nice to see the contrast between Bigby and Jack. Jack may be a fool, but at least he’s a passionate one.

Then we get some more scenes back in the future where it looks like war is coming to the Jack of the Fables universe as well as the Fables series. Of course they’re both more or less at once. I still do wonder if/when the Literals are going to start crossing over to the main series. Perhaps in Fables, Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover?

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Jack of Fables, Vol. 4: Americana (Jack of Fables #4) (Fables Universe #15)

So far as Jack stories, this was one pretty week. Americana is interesting, and the idea that zombies are both a huge part of life, but completely integrated certainly means… something?

I’m intrigued by the idea of one of the Page sisters along for the ride and man all the family relationships being revealed are pretty crazy.

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Jack of Fables, Vol. 2: Jack of Hearts (Jack of Fables #2) (Fables Universe #8)

And now, a quick jaunt to Jack of Fables, Vol. 2: Jack of Hearts. More or less in publishing order, but not directly related. Mostly it’s a way to get another few on the world.

And oh what a weird view it is. Jack is a powerful individual and he knows it, but he’s also aboslutely terrible at making any good on that, always jumping from one hairbrained scheme to another. In Jack of Fables, Vol. 1: The (Nearly) Great Escape, he was captured by a power that I’m still curious to see more about, now he’s on the run. But half of the story is about that time that he was also Jack Frost (and a royal ass about it then too).

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