Fables 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham continues the story of how the fairy tale, nursery rhyme, and folk tale creatures have been adapting to life in the mundane world. (For a bit of background, see my review of Fables 1.)
Volume 2 takes us from the city to the special farm in upstate New York where the nonhuman creatures live. They are sick of having their movements restricted and have taken up arms to reclaim their traditional homelands. Their rebellion is discovered by Snow White, who must find a way to stop it.
As with the first volume, the dialogue is sprinkled with quick one-liners, a bit of sarcasm, and some adult humor. Look carefully at the drawings so you don't miss the art humor (is that a literary term?). Here are two pages: one showing Snow White and Reynard the Fox; the other is of the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. Enjoy!
I'm slowly collecting the remaining volumes in the Fables series: Thanks to many people over at the Graphic Novel Challenge blog and on Twitter for letting me know about Willingham's work.
Published by DC Comics, 2003
Challenges: 100+, 2010, Graphic Novels, Buy and Read
Source: Bought (see review policy)