Fables #9 - Sons of Empire
([August] 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)

Issue Notes

Third printing available November 14, 2012 and fourth printing available October 22, 2014 (per comiclist.com).

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
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[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
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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
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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
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[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
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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.
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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.
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[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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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[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
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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.
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[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
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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.
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[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
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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.
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[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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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