How are the comics?

edited July 2014 in The Wolf Among Us

They any good? How are the game characters portrayed in the comics??

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  • edited July 2014

    The characters come across a little differently, but the comics are amazing. For instance, Bigby is more hard-boiled and surer of himself, and some of his powers (like his sense of smell) are stronger too. Snow is even icier, things like that. Also, the mystery element of the game really only carries on through the first story arc in the comics, the rest of the comics cover other genres.

    Anyway, it's hands down my favorite comic series. I'd definitely recommend picking them up. Volumes 1 - 3 are good, but for me volume 4 was when it really hit its stride and became downright epic.

  • The comics are excellent, but as Violet-Zephyr said, the characters come across a bit differently.

    There are a lot of great characters in the comics that don't show up in the game, like Boy Blue, Prince Charming, Frau Totenkinder, and Cinderella.

    Concerns in the comics are at the same time more personal and yet often on a grander scale than those in the comics. Insurrection, invasion, war, struggles with the great powers of the worlds. Yet we still get personal and family drama that's very interesting and fitting for the characters.

  • They are epic to the extreme, seriously. I don't think I've ever been majorly engulfed into a comic series before - until I started hearing about Fables ever since The Wolf Among Us first came out.

    Curse you, Bill Willingham and Telltale, curse you for making me addicted!

  • I fell love with it

  • Thay are worth it. Take the time to read em' and you will know. I thank The Wolf Among Us and TTG for introducing me to Fabletown, for I had no idea this world even existed prior to the game! :)

  • dojo32161dojo32161 Moderator

    I've only read the first two volumes, and I think they're great so far. I hope the library in my new town has them.

  • I am currently married to the comics...

  • One of my favorite story arcs was March of the Wooden Soldiers. I love love love the comics, simply because it's nothing like all the other comic you see or read. The characters all get their own voice, it's never focused on the same exact person the entire series, although there are a set of main characters that you see the most. Each story is unique, yet has the same roots of your favorite fairy tales from when you were a child. It's a lot different to the game. If you didn't like Snow in the game, you're opinion might change because I honestly think she's a different person in the books. In the beginning she may seem annoying, but she grows onto you as if she were a real person you care about. The same goes for Bigby, Rose Red, Boy Blue, Flycatcher, and many, many more characters you encounter throughout the series. I'm up to date on the latest issues, and they only get better and better for me.

  • edited July 2014

    Read 35 chapters in 3 days, just saying.

  • Damn, that's a lot of praise!! How are the deluxe editions??

  • Just read the first chapter and damn!! Snow White's got some attitude.

  • I've bought 3 volumes of comic after playing the game. The comics are simply amazing, the authors have such wild yet appropriate imagination that did all the fairy tale characters justice IMO. And I heard it's coming to an end soon in 2015, so this may just be one of those rare pieces out there that started well, gets better and better, and don't drag on forever. I fully intend to read all the rest of them when I can.

  • I just finished BOOK ONE and already ordered 2-4.

    Aquaflute posted: »

    I've bought 3 volumes of comic after playing the game. The comics are simply amazing, the authors have such wild yet appropriate i

  • Right now I've just finished Vol 10 the good prince and it was amazing can't wait to read the next one I really don't read all that often but the wolf among us has just hooked me to the Fable comics I use this to read them in a specific order http://myreadingbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/so-you-want-to-read-fables-updated.html if your interested

  • Fantastic. And Damn addictive. One thing I will say is that Biggs is not always the main character...other characters get a lot of focus as

    Well..

  • edited August 2014

    Are the spin-offs any good?? Does the art style change at any point?? I'm really digging Book one's.

    sunfell posted: »

    Fantastic. And Damn addictive. One thing I will say is that Biggs is not always the main character...other characters get a lot of focus as Well..

  • Anybody know where to access the comics online? My local library only carries a certain amount of volumes.

  • To me the spin-offs are a mixed bag. I liked the Jack spin-off for a little while, then it just went off the rails and ended terribly. I felt like the Fairest spin-off was a tad slow to start, but it's turned out to be really good. Much better than the Jack series, IMHO. The Cinderella spin-off is pretty decent as well.

    Then you have the side books like Peter & Max, which I thoroughly enjoyed, Werewolves of the Heartland (mostly good), and Fairest In All the Land which I loved. So, yeah, the spin-offs and extras are mostly good, I'd say. But somewhat inconsistent. I would still recommend them if you like the main series.

    And the art style shifts a lot. The books are drawn by many different artists. You get used to it, though.

    musdy posted: »

    Are the spin-offs any good?? Does the art style change at any point?? I'm really digging Book one's.

  • I take it you dont like the adventures of Jack Jr.

    To me the spin-offs are a mixed bag. I liked the Jack spin-off for a little while, then it just went off the rails and ended terri

  • Depends what you mean by "access":). I brought them from Comixology . If you'd like to have the volumes in print, I'd suggest trying something like amazon or other online retailers.

    Anybody know where to access the comics online? My local library only carries a certain amount of volumes.

  • Actually, I thought Jack Jr.'s story was a bright spot toward the end. I felt like the series was getting back on track, but then... that ending. :(

    KCohere posted: »

    I take it you dont like the adventures of Jack Jr.

  • Yeah, you could say they went out with a bang, good or bad, lol. I loved Jack Frost's first confrontation with his father though. "You moron! Can't you follow a simple train of thought?" No, kid, he cannot. That just cracked me up.

    Actually, I thought Jack Jr.'s story was a bright spot toward the end. I felt like the series was getting back on track, but then... that ending.

  • Hey mate. When you buy them from Comixology, do you read them on your PC? Just wanted to be sure. :)

    Depends what you mean by "access":). I brought them from Comixology . If you'd like to have the volumes in print, I'd suggest trying something like amazon or other online retailers.

  • Love them! I'd take the time and pick em' up for yourself! :)

  • I buy from comixology and you can read them on your PC but I think you have to read them from their website. They have a comic reader installed.

    Hey mate. When you buy them from Comixology, do you read them on your PC? Just wanted to be sure.

  • How much do they cost per volume?

    KCohere posted: »

    I buy from comixology and you can read them on your PC but I think you have to read them from their website. They have a comic reader installed.

  • I just looked it up. The last volume Fables vol: 19 Snow White was 12.99 and its 157 pages.

    How much do they cost per volume?

  • Lol I'm on volume 6. Do they all cost the same?

    KCohere posted: »

    I just looked it up. The last volume Fables vol: 19 Snow White was 12.99 and its 157 pages.

  • 11.99 -12.99 is what Im seeing. I have paper copies of the volumes up to volume 15. After that, I just download individual issues. those are 1.99-2.99 a piece.

    Lol I'm on volume 6. Do they all cost the same?

  • edited August 2014

    @KCohere is right.

    If you any question regarding the site, this should answer pretty much everything.

    Hey mate. When you buy them from Comixology, do you read them on your PC? Just wanted to be sure.

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