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Jack of FablesVol. 3: The Bad Prince by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges

 

Jack of Fables Vol. 3: The Bad Prince by Bill Willingham and Matthew SturgesGenre: Fantasy, Graphic Novel
Series: #3 in the Jack of Fables series
Publisher: Vertigo
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 126
Source: Library

 

The Book:
This volume 3 is a compilation of issues 12-16 of the comic series.From the back cover:

A Royal Pain

Having made – and lost – yet another fortune before once again escaping from his relentless pursuers, it’s time for the most celebrated of Fables (in his own mind, at least) to pause and take a moment for some earnest reflection on the wisdom of his actions. Or it would be, if Jack had any acquaintance with the notion of self-doubt. As it is, he’s just looking forward to tracking down both a drink and his next chance at getting rich quick.Naturally, that means that he’s about due to fall into the Grand Canyon, meet his double and get a sword stuck through his chest. Or something along those lines. That’s the trouble with being the Jack of the Tales – life just keeps getting more and more INTERESTING!

My Thoughts:

While Jack is not my favorite Fables character and I don’t feel that this spin-off series is up to the level of the main Fables storyline I’m still reading it because it does link back together eventually.That said, I actually enjoyed this installment of the series because Jack has a lot of things happen to him that rock his overly inflated ego quite a bit. That made me happy.There were some very interesting developments in revealing some things about Jack’s backstory. The fact that some of this came as a surprise to Jack made me laugh.In addition intriguing tidbits were revealed about the Mr. Revise and his team who are chasing Jack.While there is not a lot of action in this volume (Much of it is simply characters talking to each other) it goes a long way in developing characters and plot elements that should take this story deeper into the overall Fables world.Jack will likely remain clueless about the whole thing.The final section is a Halloween story about how Jack became Jack o’Lantern and was a lot of fun.3 stars Rating 3/5