([July] 2012)

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Volume
5
Price
29.99 USD; 35.00 CAD
Pages
312
On-sale Date
2012-05-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Vertigo
ISBN
978-1-4012-3496-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401234966 52999
Editing
Shelly Bond (credited) (editor - original series); Mariah Huehner (credited) (assistant editor - original series); Angela Rufino (credited) (assistant editor - original series); Scott Nybakken (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Second printing available September 26, 2012; third printing available November 13, 2013; fourth printing available September 17, 2014; and fifth printing available June 17, 2015 (per comiclist.com).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fables / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

[Title Page and Credits] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
James Jean
Inks
James Jean
Colors
James Jean
Letters
typeset

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Lilah Sturges (credited as Matthew Sturges)
Pencils
James Jean
Inks
James Jean
Colors
James Jean
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jack of the Tales
Reprints

Jack Be Nimble Chapter One (Table of Contents: 5)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
David Hahn (credited)
Inks
David Hahn (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jack; Jill (a small one from the Farm)
Synopsis
Jack and Jill steal a ton of gold and jewels from the Fables treasury, pack a truck and head west.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jack [Mr. Trick]
Reprints

Jack Be Nimble Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 7)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
David Hahn (credited)
Inks
David Hahn (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jack [Mr. Trick]
Synopsis
Jack becomes accustomed to his new lifestyle as Hollywood movie mogul.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
A goblin soldier; some enslaved humans
Reprints

Homelands Chapter One: Death & Taxes (Table of Contents: 9)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Steve Leialoha (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ogren (goblin soldier); Throk (goblin soldier); The Black Knight [Boy Blue]; Governor General Chernomor; a dragon
Synopsis
Through the Homelands journeys a man known only as the Black Knight. Using a magic cloak of amazing properties and power, he slowly makes his way to the Governor General’s castle, gathering information on the Adversary and his armies as he goes.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Black Knight [Boy Blue]
Reprints

Homelands Chapter Two: The Saint George Syndrome (Table of Contents: 11)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Steve Leialoha (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Black Knight [Boy Blue]; Old Worm (a dragon); Lord Mudsnipe; Bright Day, White Rider of the Dawn; Radiant Sun, Knight of the Midday; Dark Knight, Rider Under the Stars; The Snow Queen
Synopsis
As the Black Knight continues his journeys towards the Emperor, he eliminates a dragon and three fabled knights. The Emperor’s administrators know the Knight is journeying towards him, but cannot find him, due to his witching cloak.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Adversary; the Black Knight [Boy Blue]
Reprints

Homelands Chapter Three: Petition Day (Table of Contents: 13)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Steve Leialoha (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Captain Ulim; Lieutenant Bloom; The Black Knight [Boy Blue]; The Snow Queen; the Emperor [aka the Adversary]
Synopsis
Lieutenant Bloom arrives at the Emperor’s castle on Petition Day, where anyone with a grievance may speak to the Emperor, who deals with the petitions in his own unique manner. As the day goes on, the Snow Queen realizes the assassin is among them. The Black Knight appears and beheads the Adversary, but is stopped from escaping by the Snow Queen.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming; Kay; Trusty John
Reprints

Meanwhile (Table of Contents: 15)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Lan Medina (credited)
Inks
Dan Green (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mowgli [aka Jagatbehari]; Trusty John; Sheriff Beast; Kay; Grimble; Bagheera; Beauty; Baloo; Frau Totenkinder
Synopsis
Mowgli arrives in Fabletown and catches up with his old friends up at the Farm. Meanwhile Prince Charming, Beauty and Beast interrogate a Fable accused of spying on them for the Adversary.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
the Black Knight [Boy Blue]; mannequins
Reprints

Homelands Chapter Four: He’s Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage (Table of Contents: 17)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Steve Leialoha (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Black Knight [Boy Blue]; Geppetto (Origin); Pinnochio; the Blue Fairy (flashback); Red Riding Hood
Synopsis
Boy Blue learns of the true history and nature of the Adversary from Geppetto. And Pinnochio is brought back to life.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Geppetto; a large puppet
Reprints

Homelands Chapter Five: Pax Imperium (Table of Contents: 19)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Steve Leialoha (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Emperor [aka the Adversary] (flashback, origin); The Black Knight [Boy Blue]; Geppetto; Pinocchio; Red Riding Hood; Grimble; Sheriff Beast; Flycatcher; Beauty; Prince Charming
Synopsis
Geppetto finishes the history of the Adversary as Pinocchio is brought up to speed on what’s been happening. Blue then meets Red, and the two of them escape via the witching cloak back to Fabletown.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sinbad; the Arabian Fables
Reprints

Arabian Nights (and Days) Chapter One: Broken English (Table of Contents: 21)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Steve Leialoha (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming; Beauty; Flycatcher; Grimble; Red Riding Hood; Sinbad; Yusuf (his advisor); Sheriff Beast; Boy Blue; Mowgli; King Cole
Synopsis
The Arabians arrive at Fabletown and it is controlled chaos due to the language barrier. Prince Charming finds out that being mayor of Fabletown isn’t the ideal job he imagined it to be.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Yusuf; a d’jinn
Reprints

Arabian Nights (and Days) Chapter Two: D’jinn & Tonic with a Twist (Table of Contents: 23)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Steve Leialoha (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming; Beauty; Bufkin; Sinbad; Yusuf; Sheriff Beast; King Cole; Frau Totenkinder; Boy Blue; a d’jinn; Rose Red; Snow White; her Cubs; The North Wind [Mr. North]
Synopsis
As the Arabians become accustomed to Fabletown -- and vice versa--, there is much talk at the mayor’s office and the Farm of a d’jinn the Arabians have brought with them, something akin to an act of war. Fearing that Fabletown has ensorcelled Sinbad, Yusuf releases the d’jinn and makes three wishes that bear ill for his master, Baghdad, and Fabletown.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
The cover shows a woman walking through Mundy Baghdad, with street children around her and a tank in the background.
Reprints

Arabian Nights (and Days) Chapter Three: Back to Baghdad (Table of Contents: 25)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Steve Leialoha (credited); Andrew Pepoy (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming; Boy Blue; Frau Totenkinder; Sheriff Beast; a d’jinn; Beauty; Grimble; King Cole; Flycatcher; the Three Crow Brothers; Kay; Yusuf
Synopsis
The Fables prepare for war with the Arabian Fables after finding out the d’jinn has been released with instructions to destroy them. But Frau Totenkinder has a trick or two up her sleeve that Yusuf didn’t foresee.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Fables / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A woman walking through Fable Baghdad, with her children around her and a merchant camel in the background.
Reprints

Arabian Nights (and Days) Chapter Four: Act of War (Table of Contents: 27)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Steve Leialoha (credited); Andrew Pepoy (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming; Frau Totenkinder; King Cole; Yusuf (flashback); Yusuf’s d’jinn (flashback); Sinbad; Rose Red; Boy Blue; Snow White’s cubs; Bagheera; Sheriff Beast; Bufkin; Beauty; Flycatcher; Red Riding Hood
Synopsis
Determining that Yusuf acted on his own, Sinbad and his slaves are spared death by the forces of Fabletown. Instead, Sinbad offers to follow the laws of Fabletown in Baghdad’s version of Fabletown that he is setting up. To that end, he frees all of his slaves, some of whom chose to stay in Fabletown. King Cole joins him as a liaison between the two towns.
Reprints

Treasures from the Woodland Vaults (Table of Contents: 28)

Fables / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Mark Buckingham (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

[Creator Biographies] (Table of Contents: 29)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  2. 1. [Title Page and Credits]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  6. 5. Jack Be Nimble Chapter One
    Fables
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  8. 7. Jack Be Nimble Chapter Two
    Fables
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  10. 9. Homelands Chapter One: Death & Taxes
    Fables
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  12. 11. Homelands Chapter Two: The Saint George Syndrome
    Fables
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  14. 13. Homelands Chapter Three: Petition Day
    Fables
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  16. 15. Meanwhile
    Fables
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  18. 17. Homelands Chapter Four: He’s Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage
    Fables
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  20. 19. Homelands Chapter Five: Pax Imperium
    Fables
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  22. 21. Arabian Nights (and Days) Chapter One: Broken English
    Fables
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  24. 23. Arabian Nights (and Days) Chapter Two: D’jinn & Tonic with a Twist
    Fables
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  26. 25. Arabian Nights (and Days) Chapter Three: Back to Baghdad
    Fables
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  28. 27. Arabian Nights (and Days) Chapter Four: Act of War
    Fables
  29. 28. Treasures from the Woodland Vaults
    Fables
  30. 29. [Creator Biographies]
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