Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall – Bill Willingham

The Fables comic title follows the lives of fairy tale characters that are living in exile in our world after the tyrannical Adversary has overrun their homelands. So far the refuges are all from European fairy tales, and so the group sends an ambassador to the fables of the Middle East in order to warn them of the Adversary and propose an alliance. This ambassador, Snow White, gets caught up in the machinations of Arabian politics and, in order to save her neck, distracts the sultan who holds her life in his hands with various tales about her fellow refugees. The set-up should sound familiar, but the tales are new and relate the tragedy of Willingham’s world with graceful profundity. This is a welcomed addition to the Fables storyline.