([October] 2013)

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Volume
7
Price
29.99 USD; 35.00 CAD
Pages
248
On-sale Date
2013-08-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Vertigo
ISBN
978-1-4012-4040-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401240400 52999
Editing
Shelly Bond (credited) (original editor); Scott Nybakken (credited) (collection editor)

Issue Notes

Second printing available November 12, 2014 (per comiclist.com).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fables / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean
Inks
James Jean
Colors
James Jean

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Jenette Kahn (credited)
Pencils
James Jean (illustration)
Inks
James Jean (illustration)
Colors
James Jean (illustration)
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
James Jean (credited, signed) (painting)
Inks
James Jean (credited, signed) (painting)
Colors
James Jean (credited, signed) (painting)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Pinocchio; Geppetto
Reprints

Sons of Empire, Part One: Some Ideas Toward the Prospect of a Final Solution for Fabletown (Table of Contents: 4)

Fables / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Geppetto; Pinocchio; Muddlecock; the Emperor (cameo); the Snow Queen [Lumi]; the Nome King; Inquisitor General Hansel; the Crow Brothers; Red Riding Hood; Flycatcher [Ambrose]; Beauty (cameo); Bufkin (cameo); Honorable Knight Bright Day; Sir Rodney Greenwood
Synopsis
Red Riding Hood gets a new look.
Reprints

Hair (Table of Contents: 5)

Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Gene Ha (credited)
Inks
Gene Ha (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Joel Crow; Rapunzel
Synopsis
A day in the life of Rapunzel, who wants to interact with the Mundy world more, but cannot due to an unusual curse.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the first of four shorts stories introducing some of the other cast members of Fables.

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

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Geppetto; Pinocchio; the Snow Queen; the Nome King; Inquisitor General Hansel; Honorable Knight Bright Day; Sir Rodney Greenwood
Reprints

Sons of Empire Part Two: The Four Plagues (Table of Contents: 7)

Fables / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Geppetto; Pinocchio; the Snow Queen [Lumi]; the Nome King; Inquisitor General Hansel; Honorable Knight Bright Day; Sir Rodney Greenwood; Sheriff Beast; Beauty; Prince Charming; Bufkin; Bigby Wolf; Peter Cottontail
Synopsis
Wherein the forces of the Emperor decide upon a ten-year war on the Mundy World with the Four Plagues: Pestilence, Fire, Winter, and Famine. A traitor is sent from the War Council to Fabletown as a peace envoy, and Bigby asks a fast rabbit for help training the cubs how to hunt.
Reprints

Porky Pine Pie (Table of Contents: 8)

Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Inks
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Colors
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Porky Pine; Chicken Ripple; a gingerbread man
Synopsis
A porcupine convinces a human maiden to kiss him, thereby breaking an evil witch's spell.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hansel; two accused witches
Reprints

Sons of Empire Part Three: The Burning Times (Table of Contents: 10)

Fables / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming; Hobbes; Hansel; Sheriff Beast; Beauty; Kevin Thorne; Frau Totenkinder; Gretel (Flashback, Death); Snow White (Flashback); Ichabod Crane (Flashback); Bufkin; Flycatcher (Cameo)
Synopsis
The Emperor's ambassador Hansel arrives in Fabletown to ensure dimplomatic talks. But his very presence and troubling history arouse several Fabletown residents, including Frau Totenkinder, the first witch Hansel killed.
Reprints

A Thorn in Their Side? (Table of Contents: 11)

Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mike Allred (credited as Michael Allred)
Inks
Mike Allred (credited as Michael Allred)
Colors
Laura Allred (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Kevin Thorne; Gus (Kevin's dog)
Synopsis
Kevin Thorne goes about his typical day, but is secretly looking for information on the community of people that live on Bullfinch Street and Kipling Street.
Reprints

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

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Sons of Empire Part Four: Over There (Table of Contents: 13)

Fables / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Pinnochio; Geppetto; Lumi, the Snow Queen; The Nome King; Muddlecock; Sir Rodney Greenwood; Bigby Wolf; Snow White; Prince Charming; Flycather (cameo); Boy Blue; Rose Red; Beast
Synopsis
Pinnochio explains to the war-mongers why a war against the Mundys and the Fabletowners would be disastrous for all involved.
Reprints

The Road to Paradise (Table of Contents: 14)

Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Inaki Miranda (credited)
Inks
Inaki Miranda (credited)
Colors
Eva de la Cruz (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Three Blind Mice [Leland; Thaddeus; Prescott]; Boy Blue (cameo); Rose Red (cameo)
Synopsis
The Three Blind attempt to journey to Smalltown, which -- according to the legends -- is a mysterious town of exotic mouse maidens.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Reprints

Jiminy Christmas-- Chapter One December 22nd, 1956 (Table of Contents: 16)

Fables / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus; Jack Horner; Bigby Wolf
Synopsis
Jack Horner invades the North Pole in search of the Nice and Naughty Lists, hoping to make money by selling them to governments.
Reprints

Jiminy Christmas-- Chapter Two Wolf Manor (Table of Contents: 17)

Fables / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bigby Wolf; Snow White; the cubs [Darien; Blossom; Ambrose; Winter; Conner; Therese]
Reprints

Jiminy Christmas-- Chapter Three The Rug (Table of Contents: 18)

Fables / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rose Red; Boy Blue; Snow White; Bigby Wolf; the cubs [Darien; Blossom; Ambrose; Winter; Conner; Therese]
Synopsis
Rose Red and Boy Blue come to visit Wolf Manor on a flying magic carpet, bearing gifts for the Wolf family.
Reprints

Jiminy Christmas-- Chapter Four The Question (Table of Contents: 19)

Fables / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The cubs [Darien; Blossom; Ambrose; Winter; Conner; Therese]; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Following the traditions, Ambrose is chosen to stay up and ask Santa one question. In doing so, he gets no other presents at Christmas.
Reprints

Jiminy Christmas-- Chapter Five The Answer (Table of Contents: 20)

Fables / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Flycatcher; Flycatcher's wife (as a ghost); Ambrose; Bigby Wolf
Synopsis
Santa answers Ambrose's question, arranges Flycatcher to become human again-- with his memories intact--, and hands Bigby the latest lists for safekeeping before returning to the North Pole.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snow White; Bigby Wolf; their children
Reprints

Father and Son Part One: A Man's Home Is His Castle (Table of Contents: 22)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mike Allred (credited as Michael Allred)
Inks
Mike Allred (credited as Michael Allred)
Colors
Laura Allred (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snow White; Bigby Wolf; their children; Mr. North; Pinocchio (cameo); Geppetto (cameo)
Synopsis
Bigby and Snow White take the children for their first visit to their grandfather Mr. North's castle and the children stray into trouble.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mr. North
Reprints

Father and Son Part Two: Big Scary Monsters! (Table of Contents: 24)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mike Allred (credited as Michael Allred)
Inks
Mike Allred (credited as Michael Allred)
Colors
Laura Allred (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snow White; Bigby Wolf; their children; Mr. North
Synopsis
Bigby goes down to the valley to rescue the children while Snow White waits in the castle and learns more about Mr. North.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snow White; Rose Red
Reprints

Burning Questions (Table of Contents: 26)

Fables / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham
Colors
Lee Loughridge
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Did Hakim Ever Manage to Get a Regular Job? (Table of Contents: 27)

Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
M. K. Perker (credited)
Inks
M. K. Perker (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hakim; Beauty
Reprints

How Does Bufkin Keep Getting His Hands on the Liquor? (Table of Contents: 28)

Fables / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Jim Rugg (credited)
Inks
Jim Rugg (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Beauty; Prince Charming; Bufkin
Reprints

What Is Training Like for a New Member of the Mouse Police? (Table of Contents: 29)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Mark Buckingham (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Did Jack Leave Anyone Messages Before He Left Fabletown Forever? (Table of Contents: 30)

Fables / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Andrew Pepoy (credited)
Inks
Andrew Pepoy (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jack of Fables
Reprints

How Are the New Three Little Pigs Adjusting to Being Pigs? (Table of Contents: 31)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Joëlle Jones (credited)
Inks
Joëlle Jones (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Boy Blue; Red Rose; Three Little Pigs
Reprints

Besides Fly, Who Else Has Asked Questions of the Magic Mirror? (Table of Contents: 32)

Fables / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Matt Brooker (credited as D'Israeli)
Inks
Matt Brooker (credited as D'Israeli)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming; Jack of Fables
Reprints

What Is Boy Blue's Favorite Song? (Table of Contents: 33)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Jill Thompson (credited)
Inks
Jill Thompson (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Boy Blue; Bigby Wolf
Reprints

What Song Was Playing When Snow and Bigby First Danced Together at the Remembrance Day Ball? (Table of Contents: 34)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Jill Thompson (credited)
Inks
Jill Thompson (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snow White; Bigby Wolf; Boy Blue
Reprints

What Is Frau Totenkinder Knitting? (Table of Contents: 35)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
David Lapham (credited)
Inks
David Lapham (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Frau Totenkinder; Beauty; Beast
Reprints

Who Was Prince Charming's First Love? (Table of Contents: 36)

Fables / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
John K. Snyder III (credited)
Inks
John K. Snyder III (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming
Reprints

How Many Romantic Conquests Has Prince Charming Had? (Table of Contents: 37)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Eric Shanower (credited)
Inks
Eric Shanower (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming; Beauty
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The reader listed as asking the question is Assistant Editor Angela Rufino.

Who Caught the Bouquet at Snow White's Wedding? (Table of Contents: 38)

Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Barry Kitson (credited)
Inks
Barry Kitson (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snow White; Bigby Wolf
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The reader listed as asking the question is Editor Shelly Bond.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snow White; her cubs
Reprints

The Birthday Secret (Table of Contents: 40)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Aaron Alexovich (credited)
Inks
Aaron Alexovich (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Red Rose; Boy Blue; Bigby Wolf; Snow White; their cubs; Jack of Fables
Reprints

Treasures from the Woodland Vaults (Table of Contents: 41)

Fables / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mark Buckingham (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  5. 4. Sons of Empire, Part One: Some Ideas Toward the Prospect of a Final Solution for Fabletown
    Fables
  6. 5. Hair
    Fables
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  8. 7. Sons of Empire Part Two: The Four Plagues
    Fables
  9. 8. Porky Pine Pie
    Fables
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  11. 10. Sons of Empire Part Three: The Burning Times
    Fables
  12. 11. A Thorn in Their Side?
    Fables
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  14. 13. Sons of Empire Part Four: Over There
    Fables
  15. 14. The Road to Paradise
    Fables
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  17. 16. Jiminy Christmas-- Chapter One December 22nd, 1956
    Fables
  18. 17. Jiminy Christmas-- Chapter Two Wolf Manor
    Fables
  19. 18. Jiminy Christmas-- Chapter Three The Rug
    Fables
  20. 19. Jiminy Christmas-- Chapter Four The Question
    Fables
  21. 20. Jiminy Christmas-- Chapter Five The Answer
    Fables
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  23. 22. Father and Son Part One: A Man's Home Is His Castle
    Fables
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  25. 24. Father and Son Part Two: Big Scary Monsters!
    Fables
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  27. 26. Burning Questions
    Fables
  28. 27. Did Hakim Ever Manage to Get a Regular Job?
    Fables
  29. 28. How Does Bufkin Keep Getting His Hands on the Liquor?
    Fables
  30. 29. What Is Training Like for a New Member of the Mouse Police?
    Fables
  31. 30. Did Jack Leave Anyone Messages Before He Left Fabletown Forever?
    Fables
  32. 31. How Are the New Three Little Pigs Adjusting to Being Pigs?
    Fables
  33. 32. Besides Fly, Who Else Has Asked Questions of the Magic Mirror?
    Fables
  34. 33. What Is Boy Blue's Favorite Song?
    Fables
  35. 34. What Song Was Playing When Snow and Bigby First Danced Together at the Remembrance Day Ball?
    Fables
  36. 35. What Is Frau Totenkinder Knitting?
    Fables
  37. 36. Who Was Prince Charming's First Love?
    Fables
  38. 37. How Many Romantic Conquests Has Prince Charming Had?
    Fables
  39. 38. Who Caught the Bouquet at Snow White's Wedding?
    Fables
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  41. 40. The Birthday Secret
    Fables
  42. 41. Treasures from the Woodland Vaults
    Fables
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