Jack of Fables Vol. 7: The New Adventures of Jack and Jack by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and Chris Roberson

Jack of Fables Vol. 7: The New Adventures of Jack and Jack by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and Chris Roberson

Genre: Fantasy, Comics
Series: #7 in the Jack of Fables series
Publisher: Vertigo
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 128
Source: Library


The Book:

This volume 7 is a compilation of issues 36-40 of the comic series.
From the back cover:

THE ETERNAL HERO

Following the world-shaking events of THE GREAT FABLES CROSSOVER, Jack of Fables isn’t feeling quite like his old self. He isn’t looking like it, either – it may be the extra 200 pounds, or the scaly skin, or the enormous tail, but something’s definitely different about this most immodest of storybook stars.
For a change, however, it isn’t all about him anymore (though he would certainly tell you different if he had the chance). Having recently saved our mundane world, Jack’s newly discovered son Jack Frost is poised to take the spotlight away from his old man – provided that he can survive his new career as a freelance do-gooder-for-hire.

My Thoughts:
I was a bit disappointed to discover that the Jack of Fables spinoff from the main Fablers series didn’t end with the Great Fables Crossover. It seemed to be a natural ending up until the point where Jack and his sidekick Gary The Pathetic Fallacy took off for further adventures. It seems that there are more of this spinoff series, therefore I continue.

This one had some good points and some bad. The bad is that Jack is still a jerk but the good is that karma seems to be slapping him upside the head.

The other good is that much of this book features Jack’s son (Jack Frost) who is much more interesting than his dad. When he relinquishes his powers and decides to become a hero for hire it looks like there’s potential. My favorite part is his newly found sidekick who happens to be a wooden owl he dubs Macduff.

My favorite characters in this series are Macduff the owl who his hilarious and Babe the Blue Ox who has a hilarious and vivid fantasy life.

As always the art by Tony Akins and Russ Braun is fun and colorful with some great visual humor tossed in here and there.

This spinoff is definitely a lesser companion to the main Fables series but there are only two more volumes and I’m a completist so I’ll read them. Fortunately they’re quick read and I love Babe the Blue Ox. I’m also hoping for more of Macduff the Owl.

2.5 stars Rating 2.5/5