Jack of Fables Vol. 6: The Big Book of War by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges with art by Tony Akins and Russ Braun

Nutshell Review: Jack of Fables Vol. 6: The Big Book of War by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges

Genre: Fantasy, Comics
Series: #6 in the Jack of Fables series
Publisher: Vertigo
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 128
Source: Library


The Book:

This volume 6 is a compilation of issues 28-32 of the comic series.
From the back cover:

GENERAL INSANITY

The mother of all battles is about to begin, and with the Bookburner dead set on wiping out all of Fablekind, the shock and awe promises to be brutal. The only thing that can save the Fables’ proverbial bacon is the greatest military mind that myth and magic have ever known – but it looks like they’ll have to settle for Jack of Fables instead.

Is making Jack Commander-in-Chief crazy enough to work? Will the carnage expose the dark tales that lie hidden in the heart of Fabledom? Will General Jack be too busy spending private time with the pulchritudinous Page sisters to notice? All we know is that secrets will be revealed, clothing will be removed, and stuff will get blowed up real good!

My Thoughts:
The closer this Fables spin-off series gets to merging back in with the next volume The Great Fables Crossover, the more I’m enjoying it.

This time around the expected showdown at the Golden Boughs Retirement Village is looming and Jack decided he is the best man to be in charge. His monstrous ego and total lack of understanding of what is really happening continues to both annoy and amuse me.

After the battle the surviving Literals and Fables gather to determine what is next. Jack is ready to let them contact the Fables in New York, thus setting up The Great Fables Crossover which will be the next book in the series for me.

The best part of this volume is the last few pages. There are some surprising secrets revealed which rock Jack’s world. It was overdue and made me laugh. I can’t wait to see where the story goes next and I’m glad the New York Fables will be involved and it won’t be all about Jack.

As always I enjoy the art by Tony Akins and Russ Braun. They manage to portray many different types of settings and characters along with some excellent action scenes.

3 stars Rating 3/5