Peter & Max : a Fables novel

by Willingham, Bill.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Fiction FICTION Willingham
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FICTION Willingham
Community Library of Castle Shannon Fiction Fic Willingh
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  Fic Willingh
Set in the imaginative realm of the award-winning comic book series FABLES, PETER & MAX is a stand-alone prose novel - the first ever published starring FABLES characters! Long ago, in the deepest dark of The Black Forest, two brothers - Peter Piper and his older brother Max - encountered ominous forces that changed them both irreparably. Thus begins an epic tale of sibling rivalry, magic, music and revenge that spans medieval times to the present day, when their deadly conflict surfaces in the placid calm of modern day Fabletown. PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL features the deft prose of award-winning comic book writer Bill Willingham and lush ink spot illustrations from FABLES artist Steve Leialoha. The novel also reveals secrets of some of the regular FABLES series cast members including Bigby Wolf, Frau Totenkinder and Bo Peep. Included as well is an 8-page bonus sequential comic story by Willingham and Leialoha that serves as a bridge to the FABLES graphic novel collections. And don't miss the special FABLES #1/PETER & MAX PREVIEW on sale in July! Advance-solicited; on sale October 7 - 400 pg, 6" x 9", B&W, $22.99 US MATURE READERS
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Willingham's first Fables spin-off was another comic book, Jack of Fables. The second is a nongraphic novel, albeit with terrific illustrations by Steve Leiahola, inker of all but the most recent Fables arc, The Dark Ages (2009). The story of Peter Piper, who picked a pickled pepper, and Max Piper, who led first the rats and then the children out of Hamelin, it includes those reputation-making feats within the context of the envy sparked by their father's bestowal of the powerful magical heirloom flute Frost on four-years-younger Peter. Interwoven in alternating chapters with that portion of Homeland ancient history, one climax of which is Peter's daring marriage to Bo Peep, is Peter's centuries-later journey on Earth, the Fables' home in exile, to modern Hamelin (Hameln, Germany) and a duel to the death with Max and his flute, Fire, a far a more versatile weapon than Frost. Willingham writes narrative prose at least as well as comics scripts, as limpidly as Peter S. Beagle and Neil Gaiman. Unmissable, especially for lovers of fairy-tale revampings and extrapolations.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2009 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Understanding Willingham's new novel (the first from comics house Vertigo) doesn't require knowledge of the comic it's based upon, but it certainly helps; Fables follows a population of fairy tale characters seeking shelter in our world after their enchanted lands were conquered. Familiar figures like Snow White, Rose Red, the Beast and Belle, the Big Bad Wolf (a human PI in the "mundane" world) and others fill out a cast led by Peter Piper and his brother, Max. Sibling rivalry, magical flutes and, yes, pickled peppers factor in the clever, adventurous plot that sees Peter pursuing Bo Peep. Fans will find all the charm and in-jokes of the Fables universe intact; like Neil Gaiman, another acclaimed comic book author, Willingham writes without the help of thought bubbles and keeps everything clear enough that readers new to the series won't be confused for long. Though it toys with notions of mythology and its origins, this work still keeps true to the spirit of the Brothers Grimm: dark, fast-paced, moving and entertaining, with a few surprises along the way. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers -- Fiction.
Sibling rivalry -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :Vertigo/DC Comics,2009
Contributors Leialoha, Steve.
Language English
Notes Includes "The price of a happy ending."
Description xiii, 368 pages, [i.e. ccclxxxix] : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781401215736
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