Jack of Fables (2006) Issues
So Jack's gone and got himself kidnapped, bloodied, broken, and spirited away to a mysterious prison camp called the Golden Boughs Retirement Village. For any other Fable this would spell a mess of trouble, but for Jack it's no more than...okay, it's also a mess of trouble for him, but he'll stay undaunted when he meets the enigmatic author of his current dilemma: the mysterious Mr. Revise!
Jack is determined not to remain a prisoner in the Golden Boughs Retirement Village, run by the mysterious Mr. Revise and his army of evil librarians. He's planning the great escape of all captive Fables, but we've seen what happens to most of Jack's schemes before. Does this one have a chance of working...or is he doomed to remain a prisoner for centuries to come?
The great escape is on! Jack's ingenious plan has reached fruition. The captive Fables are on their way, breaking out of the Golden Boughs Retirement Village. But wait a minute--this is one of Jack's schemes, so how can it possibly go well? Will our heroes win their freedom or will the insidious Mr. Revise and his army of evil librarians keep the Fables locked away forever?
Captive Fables, divided into dozens of four-man escape teams, have scattered to the four winds, throwing the evil librarians of the Golden Boughs Retirement Village into chaos. But before Jack can lead his escape team to safety he first has to defeat the persuing Bagmen in single, unarmed combat. Here's the problem though: no one has ever defeated a Bagman in single unarmed combat!
Jack has landed in Las Vegas and even Sin City isn't prepared for him--especially not when the Pathetic Fallacy is his new sidekick. Then again, Jack has a lovely--and filthy rich--new bride who seems determined to see him settle down. And Jack seems content to let her try. "Jack of Hearts" Part 2.
Before we got sidetracked in Vegas, Jack was reminiscing about "Jack Frost" (remember issue #6?). Jack had the powers of the Snow Queen to do with as he would. His only job now is to deliver winter to the next kingdom over in a timely manner, while the Snow Queen continues to suffer from her mysterious illness. Can anything possibly go right?
The Bad Prince part 1! What happens when you become the most well-known Fable in America? Jack starts to find out in a truly bizarre way. Also, in the Golden Boughs Retirement Village, Mr. Revise takes drastic steps to keep the escaped Fables from spilling the beans on him and his facility.
Jack's sidekick Gary--the Pathetic Fallacy--takes center stage in the Golden Boughs Theatrical Society's production of Hamlet! With Alice as Ophelia, a pair of squash rackets as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and Wicked John as Laertes! But who's using the play as cover for an escape attempt?
1883 part 1! 1883 was the year in which the scrofulous outlaw known as "Smiling Jack Candle" and his gang of desperadoes roamed the Western Territories, robbing and pillaging as they went. None durst stand up to the miscreant, until the day that a grim-countenanced stranger rode out to face him down.
Several great and terrible events occurred in 1883, but none so dire as the continuing depredations of the Jack Candle Gang in the Old West. No posse could stop them. Not even the legendary Pinkertons could find them. But now a mysterious unarmed sheriff is on Jack's trail! "1883" part 2.
Turning Pages part 1! An egg will explode and a little blue pig will pontificate on weighty matters while wearing a brassiere on his head! Just another typical chapter in the life of Jack of the Tales. In this issue, however, we learn a bit more about the lovely young librarian Robin Page.
Turning Pages part 3! Hillary Page is the gal who stole away to Americana to find her father and ended up kicking Jack Horner square in the tacklebox. Now she's held captive by the vicious Bookburner with no hope of escape, and it looks like all of the good guys are about to be murdered!
The Great Fables Crossover part 2, continued from FABLES #83. Jack reveals the existence of The Literals to Fabletown, and things quickly get chaotic from there. Fables don't like the idea of having a living god who can wipe them out with the stroke of a pen, and have thus decided to get rid of them! Continued in LITERALS #1.
The Great Fables Crossover part 5, continued from FABLES #84. Bigby Wolf, Snow White, Gary and Mr. Revise are hot on the trail of Kevin Thorn and determined to stop him before he can write the universe out of existence. But Bigby has problems--namely the Big Bad Wolf has been transformed into an ape! Continued in THE LITERALS #2.
The Great Fables Crossover part 8, continued from FABLES #85. In the thrilling penultimate issue of "The Great Fables Crossover," battles are won, lives are lost and a whole lot of really weird stuff happens as Bigby and crew take on seemingly impossible odds! Continued in LITERALS #3.
It was obvious that Jack didn't really care if his second favorite artist, Russell Braun, was horribly insulted at the thought of being second best. But in this issue, penciller Russell Braun will enact a revenge so hideous on Jack that one of them may not make it to next issue! "The New Adventures of Jack and Jack" part 2.
Jack Horner keeps getting fatter, bigger and uglier. It's pretty clear some sort of strong magic is at work, but is it a diabolical attack--or a final comeuppance at long last for Jack's many sins? In the meantime, his son Jack Frost has thoroughly taken over his dad's old book! "The New Adventures of Jack and Jack" part 3.
Kings of Earth and Sky part 1! Jack Frost and his wooden owl MacDuff find themselves in a strange new world--a world with giant millipede mounts, ancient space elevators and ray guns that go "zish"! But things really get interesting when a scantily clad witch leads Jack to an ancient temple containing one of the most powerful weapons ever crafted!
Jack Frost has fought the Keepers of the Fulminate Blade. He's being lauded as a hero in the ancient city of Landfall, but being a hero isn't maybe as great as Jack thought it might be. A promiscuous princess isn't the only danger awaiting Jack at Landfall castle. "Kings of Earth and Sky" part 2.
The Page Sisters finally find a new purpose in life: restoring the Great Library. And the one place you don't want to be is between them and one of the books they want. Meanwhile, Jack Frost has just set upon the greatest quest in a long and distinguished career of great quests!
The Page Sisters have a lead on the hoard of books that went missing from the Golden Boughs way back when. Jack Frost has a lead on one of the most dangerous monsters he's yet to face. And just when he thought he was getting too old for this, Jack Horner has a lead on a tasty snack.
Everyone's favorite trickster is back! After stealing money from Fabletown and pissing off all the wrong people, Jack of the Tales--who is at once every Jack of legend--was booted out of the Fables community. Last seen hitchhiking from Hollywood after releasing a trilogy of films (about himself) that made him an international superstar, the series follows Jack's immediate adventures as a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. Extreme road stories and encounters with notorious, renegade Fables are in store for this fan-favorite character!