Fables #59
(May 2007)

DC, 2002 Series
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Price
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2007-03-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Vertigo
Barcode
761941231082 05911
Editing
Shelly Bond (credited) (editor); Angela Rufino (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Reader questions about the Fables are answered (to some degree) in short stories.

Printed in Canada.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fables / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited) (signed as jj) (painting)
Inks
James Jean (credited) (signed as jj) (painting)
Colors
James Jean (credited) (signed as jj) (painting)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snow White; Rose Red
Reprints

Burning Questions (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In which we take a break from our gathering storm of troubles...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints
Keywords
credits

Indexer Notes

Page explains the issue: short stories by various creators which answer frequently asked reader-produced questions about the series, and also provides issue credits.

Did Hakim Ever Manage to Get a Regular Job? (Table of Contents: 2)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm glad you like your new apartment, Hakim.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hakim; Beauty
Reprints
Keywords
books; bookstores; employment; retail; shoes; stores; work

Indexer Notes

Eduardo Blake of Buenos Aires, Argentina asks: "Did Hakim ever manage to get a regular job?"

How Does Bufkin Keep Getting His Hands on the Liquor? (Table of Contents: 3)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It happened again!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Beauty; Prince Charming; Bufkin
Reprints
Keywords
alcohol; books; booze; intelligence; locks; monkeys; reading; stealing

Indexer Notes

Christopher Maslanka of Howell, New Jersey asks: "How does Bufkin keep getting his hands on the liquor?"

What Is Training Like for a New Member of the Mouse Police? (Table of Contents: 4)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today, recruits, we will be conducting tests...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Drill Sergeant Donan
Reprints
Keywords
armed forces; combat; mice; readiness; strength; training

Indexer Notes

Ed Mayer of Plainfield, Illinois asks: "What is training like for a new member of the Mouse Police?"

Did Jack Leave Anyone Messages Before He Left Fabletown Forever? (Table of Contents: 5)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Rose Red? It's Jack.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jack of Fables; Jill
Reprints
Keywords
farewells; goodbyes; leaving; messages; phone calls; waiting

Indexer Notes

Tim Hotchkin of Saint Paul, Minnesota asks: "Did Jack leave anyone messages before he left Fabletown forever?"

How Are the New Three Little Pigs Adjusting to Being Pigs? (Table of Contents: 6)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heads up, Blue. Here come the brothers.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Boy Blue; Red Rose; Three Little Pigs
Reprints
Keywords
adaptation; adjustment; chores; farms; giants; pigs; transformation

Indexer Notes

Duncan Berry of Burnley, England asks: "How are the new Three Little Pigs adjusting to being pigs?"

Besides Fly, Who Else Has Asked Questions of the Magic Mirror? (Table of Contents: 7)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mirror, mirror, sitting there.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming; Jack of Fables; Bufkin
Reprints
Keywords
free verse; greed; help; oracles; rhymes

Indexer Notes

Colin Campbell of Malvern, Pennsylvania asks: "Besides Fly, who else has asked questions of the magic mirror?"

What Is Boy Blue's Favorite Song? (Table of Contents: 8)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, there are TONS of great jazz songs...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Boy Blue; Bigby Wolf
Reprints
Keywords
balls; dancing; dates; favorites; jazz; love; music; relationships; romance

Indexer Notes

Brandon Cook of Huntington, West Virginia asks: "What is Boy Blue's favorite song?"

What Song Was Playing When Snow and Bigby First Danced Together at the Remembrance Day Ball? (Table of Contents: 9)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
THERE you are. I was beginning to think I'd been stood up.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snow White; Bigby Wolf; Boy Blue
Reprints
Keywords
balls; blue skies; dancing; first dances; first dates; flirting; jazz; love; music

Indexer Notes

Tiana Krohn-Ching of Honolulu, Hawaii asks: "What song was playing when Snow and Bigby first danced together at the Remembrance Day Ball?"

What Is Frau Totenkinder Knitting? (Table of Contents: 10)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you don't mind me asking, Frau Totenkinder...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Frau Totenkinder; Beauty; Beast
Reprints
Keywords
baby clothes; creation; garments; knitting

Indexer Notes

Jennifer Ferrell of San Diego, California asks: "What is Frau Totenkinder knitting?"

Who Was Prince Charming's First Love? (Table of Contents: 11)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
TRUST me, handsome young prince, I'm really a lovely princess...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming; Missy Snail; King; Queen; Sir Ronald
Reprints
Keywords
children; disguises; escargot; first loves; love; marriage; parents; royalty; snails; spells; transformation; wicked witches; young love

Indexer Notes

Paul Nolan of Southampton, U.K. asks: "Who was Prince Charming's first love?"

How Many Romantic Conquests Has Prince Charming Had? (Table of Contents: 12)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... Then the next day there was that lovely young girl on the dairy farm...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Charming; Beauty
Reprints
Keywords
arithmetic; counting; exes; jealousy; love; marriage; relationships

Indexer Notes

Angela Rufino of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania asks: "How many romantic conquests has Prince Charming had?"

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

Who Caught the Bouquet at Snow White's Wedding? (Table of Contents: 13)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
ENOUGH cake and champagne, Snow! Time to do your duty!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snow White; Bigby Wolf; Frau Totenkinder; Brother Vulco; Brother Joel; Clara
Reprints
Keywords
birds; bouquet throwing; bouquets; crows; dating; love; relationships; traditions; transformation; weddings; women

Indexer Notes

Shelly Bond of New York, New York asks: "Who caught the bouquet at Snow White's wedding?"

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

On The Ledge with Army @Love's Rick Veitch (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Army @Love / in-house column / 0.5 page (report information)

Hot List (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Deadman; Jack of Fables; Loveless [Vertigo]; Y: The Last Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fables
  2. 1. Burning Questions
    Fables
  3. 2. Did Hakim Ever Manage to Get a Regular Job?
    Fables
  4. 3. How Does Bufkin Keep Getting His Hands on the Liquor?
    Fables
  5. 4. What Is Training Like for a New Member of the Mouse Police?
    Fables
  6. 5. Did Jack Leave Anyone Messages Before He Left Fabletown Forever?
    Fables
  7. 6. How Are the New Three Little Pigs Adjusting to Being Pigs?
    Fables
  8. 7. Besides Fly, Who Else Has Asked Questions of the Magic Mirror?
    Fables
  9. 8. What Is Boy Blue's Favorite Song?
    Fables
  10. 9. What Song Was Playing When Snow and Bigby First Danced Together at the Remembrance Day Ball?
    Fables
  11. 10. What Is Frau Totenkinder Knitting?
    Fables
  12. 11. Who Was Prince Charming's First Love?
    Fables
  13. 12. How Many Romantic Conquests Has Prince Charming Had?
    Fables
  14. 13. Who Caught the Bouquet at Snow White's Wedding?
    Fables
  15. 14. On The Ledge with Army @Love's Rick Veitch
    Army @Love
  16. 15. Hot List
    Deadman; Jack of Fables; Loveless [Vertigo]; Y: The Last Man
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