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By Bill Willingham Craig Hamilton Jim Fern Daniel Dos Santos | Comments: ( 258 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

A 1 New York Times Best Seller At long last The long awaited original Fables Werewolves of the Heartland graphic novel is here Bigby Wolf embarks on a quest through the American Heartland to find a new location for Fabletown, a secret society of exiled fairy tale characters living among the mundys In his wanderings, Bigby stumbles across Story City, a small town thatA 1 New York Times Best Seller At long last The long awaited original Fables Werewolves of the Heartland graphic novel is here Bigby Wolf embarks on a quest through the American Heartland to find a new location for Fabletown, a secret society of exiled fairy tale characters living among the mundys In his wanderings, Bigby stumbles across Story City, a small town that seems to be occupied solely by werewolves Oddly enough, they seem to already know and revere Bigby, but at the same time they ve captured and caged him.Fables Werewolves of the Heartland tells an epic tale that began well before Bigby Wolf set foot in the bucolic plains of the Midwest It began long ago when he served in World War II and became mired in a Nazi experiment that would change nations It s soon evident that murder in Story City is the least of their sins, and unraveling the town s many mysteries may cost Bigby, the seventh son of the North Wind, much than his own life.This new hardcover is a must have for any longtime Fables fan, as well as a great entry point for new readers.


  • Title: Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland
  • Author: Bill Willingham Craig Hamilton Jim Fern Daniel Dos Santos
  • ISBN: 9781401224790
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Bill Willingham Craig Hamilton Jim Fern Daniel Dos Santos

In the late 1970s to early 1980s he drew fantasy ink pictures for the Dungeons Dragons Basic and Expert game rulebooks He first gained attention for his 1980s comic book series Elementals published by Comico, which he both wrote and drew However, for reasons unknown, the series had trouble maintaining an original schedule, and Willingham s position in the industry remained spotty for many years He contributed stories to Green Lantern and started his own independent, black and white comics series Coventry which lasted only 3 issues He also produced the pornographic series Ironwood for Eros Comix In the late 1990s Willingham reestablished himself as a prolific writer He produced the 13 issue Pantheon for Lone Star Press and wrote a pair of short novels about the modern adventures of the hero Beowulf, published by the writer s collective, Clockwork Storybook, of which Willingham was a founding member In the early 2000s he began writing extensively for DC Comics, including the limited series Proposition Player, a pair of limited series about the Greek witch Thessaly from The Sandman, and most notably the popular series Fables



Comments Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland

  • Paul

    Jan. 12, 2013 I've tried giving it a re-read thinking I may have been to rough on it.Wouldja believe I hated it even more than the first time, as more story errors stood out?!My original review standsThe Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and the ewwwThe GoodIt has a very nice cover but as the saying goes, "Never judge a book by its"The BadAlthough there are a few good idceas thrown in, overall, the writing is inconsistent. Almost has a feeling of "Hey Bill, here's alot of money, scribble up something [...]


  • Matthew

    The Fables franchise is one of those little things that brings me some happiness in life. It's spawned multiple spin offs including the now cancelled ongoing series, Jack of Fables, several mini-series and one other standalone graphic novel, 1001 Nights of Snowfall. I have read almost everything the franchise has produced, the only exception being a few of the most recent releases. Werewolves of the Heartland is the absolute first time I've ever given a Fables book a negative review.Snowfall was [...]


  • StoryTellerShannon

    Bigby follows a lead in middle America, finding a community of werewolves and ties to his past during World War II.Of course there are problems and of course it means lots of wolf vs. wolf (the cover gives it away some). Artwork varied on this one but I'll still give it a borderline four stars. OVERALL GRADE: B to B plus.


  • Patrick

    I liked it. A nice little self-contained story in the Fables universe. You don't have to bother reading it in the larger continuity to enjoy it.


  • colleen the convivial curmudgeon

    There seem to be two main complaints about this volume: 1) This is a side story which doesn't really add anything to the main arc of the series and 2) the artwork. To the former, perhaps because I was aware of this going in, it didn't bother me. I don't mind side ventures every now and again, and it certainly doesn't hurt that it focuses on Bigby, my (and almost everyone's, it seems) favorite character, who has gotten some short shrift in some of the more recent issues, imo.To the latter, howeve [...]


  • Anthony

    I have to say at the start that I am a huge FABLES fan, from the first days of the series. The concept hasn't tired for me at all, and I think overall Willingham finds ways to keep the characters and stories fresh -- not an easy thing to do with a monthly on-going series in a field that hates endings and permanent character changes. All of that being said, I felt like this was one of the weaker entries into the series.There's nothing wrong with the basic concept: Bigby Wolf finding out that ther [...]


  • Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

    I think I am learning my lesson not to put off reviews. My brain isn't as sharp as I would like, so it works better to write these reviews soon after I read the books. Fortunately, this volume of Fables stands out a bit because it focuses on Bigby Wolf and his solo adventure to Story City, Iowa, a small town with a connection to Fabletown via Bluebeard. We have to go back in time a bit to recall Bigby's WWII adventures, which are highly related. It's no hardship to spend time with Bigby, because [...]


  • Nancy

    Gorgeous cover by Daniel Dos Santos. Love the cover.Don't love the comic. Thankfully it's a self-contained story and doesn't have any impact on the larger Fables story (yet). If you must read it, get it from a library. Otherwise, skip it.Character design was very poor. Other than Bigby, all of the main characters were uniformly white and blond, as were 99% of Story City's residents. I couldn't tell any of them apart. (view spoiler)[I kept expecting the story to do more. To do more with Harp's hi [...]


  • Tim

    Sad. This is the first time I've been disappointed in one of Bill Willingham's "Fables" books. There's just not much to this. Bigby (the "Big Bad Wolf" from fairy tales) is looking to relocate Fabletown and stumbles across a town called Story. And all its citizens are werewolves! I think part of the problem is that too much of the main story is told through conversation rather than action. All the talk leads up to a big wolf fight and the story concludes. Meh And the artwork is horrible. It's mo [...]


  • Jean

    Generic art doesn't do anything to help out a thin story that expands on part of Bigby's mythology (one of my favorite stories, actually, from the comics) that didn't really need to be expanded on. Honestly, there was no tension; you know they can't win against Bigby so, as a reader I was just waiting for them to make their move on him, and for him to massacre them. And it wasn't very satisfying when it happened. Not bad, but not anything to write home about either.


  • Natalie

    Here's a hard lesson to learn:Gorgeous cover art does not equal gorgeous inside art.While I did ooh and ahh over the amazing muscles, the rest of the art did nothing for me. And it was TOO BRIGHT. I'm not talking about COLOR bright; I'm talking about looking like I'm shining my headlight brights on the page bright.The story was simple but mostly enjoyable. Got to see a few old "friends" and fangirl over Bigby for pages and pages and pages. 3 Stars


  • Hilary

    I read this book back in September but have been putting off reviewing it since then. Originally, it was due to the fact I thought I already had reviewed it. I expressed my opinion of it to Jonas, after all, and likely to several others (I think I mentioned it to Sharon in passing, as she was playing The Wolf Among Us then). Since I was talking about it so often, hadn't I reviewed it? Apparently not.Once I discovered my mistake I began putting it off for an entirely different reason. Namely, the [...]


  • Wesley

    This long delayed original graphic novel is a spin off from the long running Vertigo series, Fables. As with the main series, it was written by Bill Willingham. The book has a number of artists - Jim Fern who did layouts, pencils and inks, Craig Hamilton who did pencils and inks; Ray Snyder and Mark Farmer who did inks.While on a quest looking for a suitable location for a new home for Fabletown, Bigby Wolf drops in on Story City, a town secretly funded by Bluebeard. King Cole has charged Bigby [...]


  • Seizure Romero

    WARNING! NAUGHTY BITS VISIBLE IN THIS BOOK! WARNING!Oh, ferfucksake. Why is this important? Well, it's not, really. And this 'review' is more about my experience reading the book than the book itself. Deal. When I checked this out from the library I discovered mid-read that someone had torn out a page. I kept reading, because the plot is not particularly complex and I could probably figure out what I'd missed. I also hate to stop once I start reading a graphic novel because I consider them one-s [...]


  • Michael Cairns

    Well, i must confess this is the first thing published within the Fables universe that I haven't fallen instantly in love with. Even the obtuse and peculiar Jack of the Fables has its place in my heart. Good things:The overall concept was good. As per usual, Willingham does a great job of taking a classic concept, in this case werewolves, and bringing a twisted sort of reality to it.The colouring was lovely. Subtle and entirely fitting to the themes and nature of the story. Reasons I didn't love [...]


  • Kris

    So I wanted to like this more than I did. It's not going to be anywhere near my top 10 favorite Fables, or mythic fiction stories. But the story was serviceable and had its moments. The art, howeverThis book was delayed for over a year. I actually don't know why, but I'm going to hazard a guess that it had to do something with the art, and that even after a year's delay, there was still an issue getting the art together and they really rushed it out. You have one guy doing layouts but only some [...]


  • Mark Schlatter

    Note: I am a big Fables fan and own all the GN's to date, but I found this stand alone story to be a disappointment. Mind you, there's good stuff --- you get a lot of Bigby and some great exposition of his time during WWII. However.1) You have inconsistent art. The credits mention Jim Fern as doing layouts, Craig Hamilton and Jim Fern as doing pencils, and four people doing inking. On some pages, you have incredible detail --- close to Art Adams or Geoff Darrow level. On other pages, you have wh [...]


  • Bill Williams

    In this graphic novel, Bigby Wolf is traveling the earth looking for a new place to build Fabletown after tragedy ruined their home. He wanders across an old ally who survived a catastrophe by getting spattered by Bigby's blood and becoming a werewolf. With another survivor, he has started an isolated community of werewolves where Bigby is considered the God of Wolves. His arrival demonstrates a fissure in the community leading to an all out werewolf fight all across the picture postcard town.Th [...]


  • Jacob

    Public library copy.Meh. Very disappointing that the most popular character in the Fables-verse got this story treatment in the form of an OGN (original graphic novel.) I thought the book was heavily padded and could have been half as long. After the third issue we thankfully get rid of the needless prose captions so the plot can progress better without interrupting any character dialogue. I can't wait to crack open Fables volume 18 to rid my memory of lackluster let down. If you want to see, as [...]


  • Amanda Balding

    Fables and werewolves are two of my favourite things, so I was really looking forward to reading this graphic novel. Unfortunatley it ended up being not so great. The art bothered me and the story wasn't what I've come to expect from this usually great series. Also the werewolf origin story made no sense to me and I've read a lot of different werewolf origin stories over the years.Verdict: Only read if you can't stand to miss a side story in a series. Otherwise you can skip it because you really [...]


  • Louise

    1.5 StarsA resounding 'meh' with a side of 'Jesus, fuck! This art is ugly!' and 'did we really need so many gratuitous shots of werewolf boobs?' (to the artists limited credit there's some badly drawn penis as well, but in nowhere near the same quantity as the badly drawn boobs).Bigby visits a town of werewolves, they get naked and try to kill him but he is stronger than they are. There is no way this story needed to be a whole multi-chapter graphic novel. There is barely any story and the werew [...]


  • Michael Larson

    I usually enjoy the peripheral stories of the 'Fables' universe, but this one felt like an unnecessary extension of the quite good tale of Bigby's adventures during WWII. Nothing here surprised me here, it was pretty easy to tell how everything was going to go down from the first moment Bigby encounters the werewolves hunting down the guy in the woods. Not that there's anything wrong with a bit of predictability, but it just didn't feel like this was a worthy expansion to the world of 'Fables'. [...]


  • Jonathan Maas

    This was my return to Fables after a long absence and wow - great reminder about how great it isI read through Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile and then the rest at the time years ago, and then put the series down. I picked it up again with this standalone - and immediately remembered why it was so great.Like most all Fables tales, it's a great concept that quickly becomes something more. Bigby goes to an Iowa town, one that he had inadvertently spawned during his time in WWII.It's a great tale, [...]


  • Quentin Wallace

    Pretty good, even if it didn't really seem like a Fables story. This is a stand alone horror graphic novel with Bigby Wolf as the main character. Bigby is searching for a new home for Fabletown now that the Dark Man has ruined the old one. He comes upon a city populated entirely by werewolves that has ties back to his days in WWII. So we have a werewolf vs Frankenstein battle as well as Bigby battling a werewolf army, which equals entertainment. The art is also horrific and sexy at the same time [...]


  • Liviania

    WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND is the second standalone trade in Bill Willingham's Fables series. I preferred the first (1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL), but that may be because I loved its structure so much.WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND finds Bigby Wolf (the Big Bad Wolf to those who haven't read a Fables book before), arriving in Story City, Iowa. He's searching for a new location for Fabletown and did not expect to find a community of werewolves - especially not one containing a few familiar faces.Vertig [...]


  • Shara

    The premise: ganked form BN: At long last! The long-awaited original FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND graphic novel is here! Bigby Wolf embarks on a quest through the American Heartland to find a new location for Fabletown, a secret society of exiled fairy tale characters living among the "mundys." In his wanderings, Bigby stumbles across Story City, a small town that seems to be occupied solely by werewolves. Oddly enough, they seem to already know and revere Bigby, but at the same time they [...]


  • Dani Shuping

    ARC provided by NetGalleyThis is one of those reviews that's a bit difficult to write. Fables is one of my all time favorite series. It just has so much energy and passion and joy to it, that when I saw this standalone was coming out I put it on my Christmas list knowing that it would be great. And then I had a chance to read an ARC of itd I was so disappointed in it that I took it off my list. Don't get me wrong, I love that we get a standalone story featuring one of it's greatest characters in [...]


  • Jana

    Fables: Werewolves of the HeartlandMeh, I don’t know, I don’t know… Bigby is usually one of my favourite characters, but in this story that so very much centres around him, he came across a bit bland and boring. Neither story nor artwork quite worked for me. Probably because I couldn’t relate AT ALL to Bigby’s war buddy’s decision to hook up with the Nazi scientist. Even if they were the only two of their kind and even if animal attraction had taken over, I found his explanations and [...]


  • Marissa

    I also really love Bigby stories, but Craig Hamilton has some big questions that need answering, like why do all his sweaty people look like they have boils? I legit spent 5 minutes trying to figure out if skin lesions were a part of the plot.


  • Christine

    Since a large portion of the Fables storyline focuses on Bigby, he’s become one of my favorite characters. (Him and Snow, really.) It was interesting to have an entire GN focused on him. Usually these GNs are split up between several ongoing stories, so it breaks up the flow and gives you a chance to focus on something else for a little while.The entire origin story of werewolves was a different take. Bigby would be the guy who unknowingly starts an entire supernatural race and then is revered [...]


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