Jack Of Fables (2006)
9 Volumes, 50 Issues
The first five issues of the popular FABLES spin-off series are collected in this amazing new volume! Last seen hitchhiking from Hollywood, Jack's now a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. His extreme road stories and encounters with other notorious, renegade Fables are just a few of the situations in store for this fan-favorite character.
In this volume collecting issues #6-11, Jack reveals the secret of his former relationship with the illustrious Snow Queen ã when he took her powers and became known as Jack Frost. And in present times, he lands in Las Vegas and meets his lovely new bride, a directionless heiress. Could it possibly be "happily ever after" at last?
Collecting JACK OF FABLES #12-16! Jack's now a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. Follow his extreme road stories as he reveals the secret of his former relationship with the illustrious Snow Queen (when he took her powers and became known as Jack Frost).
The Siege of the Golden Boughs occurs in which Bookburner's army attacks Revise's compound. Jack returns not as a prisoner but as its Commander in chief. A further explanation of the Literals, and their extended family of characters who symbolize literary notions is explored. Secrets and setups are revealed such as the relationships between Jack and the Page sisters.
Jack Frost, son of Jack of Fables, has left our world and has decided to make his way to the Imperial Homeworld, where his mother is still trapped under a city of thorns. Along the way he will encounter many fantasy monsters, brigands and troops of roving goblins, and have to battle his way through them. And while Jack Frost undertakes his quest, Jack of Fables is slowly transforming into something unexpected -- and deadly.
With Jack Horner, former star of JACK OF FABLES, permanently transformed into a dragon, Vertigo reboots the series with a new hero, Jack Frost. The world in which this story takes place is the world in which Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers lived, only thousands of years later. All that remains is superstition and feudalism and all of the old technology is regarded as magic now. Jack seeks the magic blade which will defeat the Giant King. But of course nothing is as it seems since the good guys always reveal themselves to be evil in the end.
Jack Frost seeks to kill a dragon, unaware that its his own father. Jack Frost has just set upon the greatest quest in a long and distinguished career of great quests: To kill a dragon. Of course, he is not aware that the dragon in question is in fact his own father. Meanwhile, the Page Sisters find a new purpose in life: restoring the Great Library. This volume includes JACK OF FABLES #50, a special issue that includes appearances by everyone whos ever shown up in the series.
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!
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.
When the Adversary conquered the lands of legends, the inhabitants were forced into exile. They form a secret society, a hidden enclave in modern-day New York. Bill Willingham's award-winning "fractured fairy tale" series explores the world of these beloved fables...one that exists within our own.