(2007)

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Volume:
9
Price:
17.99 USD; 21.99 CAD
Pages:
204
On-sale date:
2007-06-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Suggested for mature readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
Vertigo
ISBN:
978-1-4012-1316-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781401213169 51799
Editing:
Scott Nybakken (editor); Shelly Bond (original series editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Trade paperback
Publishing Format:
Collected Editions

Sons of Empire (Table of Contents)

Fables / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
James Jean (painted)
Inks:
James Jean (painted)
Colors:
James Jean (painted)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural

[Credits] (Table of Contents: 1)

Fables / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
James Jean (painted)
Inks:
James Jean (painted)
Colors:
James Jean (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints:

[Credits and Indicia] (Table of Contents: 2)

Fables / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
James Jean (painted)
Inks:
James Jean (painted)
Colors:
James Jean (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Credits, indicia and details of various covers.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

Fables / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
James Jean
Inks:
James Jean
Colors:
James Jean
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Who's Who in Fabletown (Table of Contents: 4)

Fables / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
various
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural

[Fables #52] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils:
James Jean [as JJ] (signed) (painted)
Inks:
James Jean [as JJ] (signed) (painted)
Colors:
James Jean [as JJ] (signed) (painted)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Pinocchio; Geppetto
Reprints:

Sons of Empire, Chapter One: Some Ideas Toward the Project of a Final Solution for Fabletown (Table of Contents: 6)

Fables / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Mark Buckingham
Inks:
Steve Leialoha
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

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
Reprints:

Hair (Table of Contents: 7)

Fables / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Gene Ha
Inks:
Gene Ha
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Joel Crow; Rapunzel
Reprints:

[Fables #53] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils:
James Jean (painted)
Inks:
James Jean (painted)
Colors:
James Jean (painted)

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, Chapter Two: The Four Plagues (Table of Contents: 9)

Fables / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

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

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: 10)

Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Joshua Middleton
Inks:
Joshua Middleton
Colors:
Joshua Middleton
Letters:
Todd Klein

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:

[Fables #54] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils:
James Jean (painted)
Inks:
James Jean (painted)
Colors:
James Jean (painted)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Hansel; two accused witches
Reprints:

Sons of Empire, Chapter Three: The Burning Times (Table of Contents: 12)

Fables / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

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

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: 13)

Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Michael Allred
Inks:
Michael Allred
Colors:
Laura Allred
Letters:
Todd Klein

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:

[Fables #55] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils:
James Jean (painted)
Inks:
James Jean (painted)
Colors:
James Jean (painted)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints:

Sons of Empire, Chapter Four: Over There (Table of Contents: 15)

Fables / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Mark Buckingham
Inks:
Steve Leialoha; Andrey Pepoy
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

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: 16)

Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Inaki Miranda
Inks:
Inaki Miranda
Colors:
Eva de la Cruz
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; 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:

[Fables #56] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils:
James Jean (painted)
Inks:
James Jean (painted)
Colors:
James Jean (painted)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus
Reprints:

Jiminy Christmas (Table of Contents: 18)

Fables / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Mark Buckingham
Inks:
Steve Leialoha; Mark Buckingham; Andrey Pepoy
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

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:

[Fables #57] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils:
James Jean (painted)
Inks:
James Jean (painted)
Colors:
James Jean (painted)

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

Father and Son, Chapter One: A Man's Home Is His Castle (Table of Contents: 20)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Michael Allred
Inks:
Michael Allred
Colors:
Laura Allred
Letters:
Todd Klein

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:

[Fables #58] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils:
James Jean (painted)
Inks:
James Jean (painted)
Colors:
James Jean (painted)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mr. North
Reprints:

Father and Son, Chapter Two: Big Scary Monsters! (Table of Contents: 22)

Fables / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Michael Allred
Inks:
Michael Allred
Colors:
Laura Allred
Letters:
Todd Klein

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:

[Fables #59] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Snow White; Rose Red
Reprints:

Burning Questions (Table of Contents: 24)

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: 25)

Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
M. K. Perker
Inks:
M. K Perker
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Hakim; Beauty
Reprints:

How Does Bufkin Keep Getting His Hands on the Liquor? (Table of Contents: 26)

Fables / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Jim Rugg
Inks:
Jim Rugg
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

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

What is Training Like for a New Member of the Mouse Police? (Table of Contents: 27)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Mark Buckingham
Inks:
Mark Buckingham
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints:

Did Jack Leave Anyone Messages Before He Left Fabletown Forever? (Table of Contents: 28)

Fables / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Andrew Pepoy
Inks:
Andrew Pepoy
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Jack of Fables
Reprints:

How Are the New Three Little Pigs Adjusting to Being Pigs? (Table of Contents: 29)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Joëlle Jones
Inks:
Joëlle Jones
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

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: 30)

Fables / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
D'Israeli
Inks:
D'Israeli
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

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

What Is Boy Blue's Favorite Song? (Table of Contents: 31)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Jill Thompson
Inks:
Jill Thompson
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

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: 32)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Jill Thompson
Inks:
Jill Thompson
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

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

What Is Frau Totenkinder Knitting? (Table of Contents: 33)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
David Lapham
Inks:
David Lapham
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

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

Who Was Prince Charming's First Love? (Table of Contents: 34)

Fables / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Prince Charming
Reprints:

How Many Romantic Conquests Has Prince Charming Had? (Table of Contents: 35)

Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Eric Shanower
Inks:
Eric Shanower
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

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: 36)

Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Barry Kitson
Inks:
Barry Kitson
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Snow White; Bigby Wolf
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sons of Empire
    Fables
  2. 1. [Credits]
    Fables
  3. 2. [Credits and Indicia]
    Fables
  4. 3. Table of Contents
    Fables
  5. 4. Who's Who in Fabletown
    Fables
  6. 5. [Fables #52]
    Fables
  7. 6. Sons of Empire, Chapter One: Some Ideas Toward the Project of a Final Solution for Fabletown
    Fables
  8. 7. Hair
    Fables
  9. 8. [Fables #53]
    Fables
  10. 9. Sons of Empire, Chapter Two: The Four Plagues
    Fables
  11. 10. Porky Pine Pie
    Fables
  12. 11. [Fables #54]
    Fables
  13. 12. Sons of Empire, Chapter Three: The Burning Times
    Fables
  14. 13. A Thorn in Their Side?
    Fables
  15. 14. [Fables #55]
    Fables
  16. 15. Sons of Empire, Chapter Four: Over There
    Fables
  17. 16. The Road to Paradise
    Fables
  18. 17. [Fables #56]
    Fables
  19. 18. Jiminy Christmas
    Fables
  20. 19. [Fables #57]
    Fables
  21. 20. Father and Son, Chapter One: A Man's Home Is His Castle
    Fables
  22. 21. [Fables #58]
    Fables
  23. 22. Father and Son, Chapter Two: Big Scary Monsters!
    Fables
  24. 23. [Fables #59]
    Fables
  25. 24. Burning Questions
    Fables
  26. 25. Did Hakim Ever Manage to Get a Regular Job?
    Fables
  27. 26. How Does Bufkin Keep Getting His Hands on the Liquor?
    Fables
  28. 27. What is Training Like for a New Member of the Mouse Police?
    Fables
  29. 28. Did Jack Leave Anyone Messages Before He Left Fabletown Forever?
    Fables
  30. 29. How Are the New Three Little Pigs Adjusting to Being Pigs?
    Fables
  31. 30. Besides Fly, Who Else has Asked Questions of the Magic Mirror?
    Fables
  32. 31. What Is Boy Blue's Favorite Song?
    Fables
  33. 32. What Song Was Playing When Snow and Bigby First Danced Together at the Remembrance Day Ball?
    Fables
  34. 33. What Is Frau Totenkinder Knitting?
    Fables
  35. 34. Who Was Prince Charming's First Love?
    Fables
  36. 35. How Many Romantic Conquests Has Prince Charming Had?
    Fables
  37. 36. Who Caught the Bouquet at Snow White's Wedding?
    Fables
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kirk House
  • Nuno Miranda
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne